Monday, June 23, 2014

Seriously time for new shoes!

This week was super great. We had a conference with Elder Ochoa from the 70 and that was super powerful. He then choose one sister and one Elder to give a talk about faith leading to repentance that we had all prepared, and guess who? Yours truely. That was a little scary, but it was a good experience. He mostly talked about our purpose here as missionaries really just is to baptize and retain. We can love everyone here, but if they don't get baptized, what's the point? At first when he said that, it kinda freaked me out a little bit. But its so true. We are giving these people the gift of eternal life, the chance to be with their families forever and to return to live with God. If we just visit them for 3 1/2 months and they don't take the gift we´re offering, we have to let them go to find the people who are ready. I always remember something Niels said in one of his emails too. "Everyone's ready, just some more than others." We're here to find the people that are ready. (Like the Ochoa family. They were so ready and are so amazing. I love them so much.)
I'm finding that time is flying by faster and faster and now being here with Hermana Bradshaw reminds me of how far I've come in these past 14 months. The gospel is so good and so true and will carry us in the moments when we are too weak to walk. (Sometimes literally...) I'm grateful for the little everyday miracles and always try to look for them. For the way that God makes constant daily connections in our lives and that every experience really is for our benefit. Wow. I sound like a sister missionary....
Times up. As always.

But I love you all.
Take care of each other and BE GOOD.
Hermana Ludlow

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