"I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." D&C 84:88
My last P-day in the CCM
"So this is my last P-day in the CCM. I leave Tuesday at 5:45 in the morning. So this week we got to go into El Campo and it was AMAZING. The Lord was preparing me big time! The first person I taught was an inactive lady we weren't even supposed to teach. Elder Mendez told me to share my favorite scripture and I was prompted to share a scripture in Mosiah. When I did, the Spirit of the Lord took over and she began to weep. Even though I didn't say much the whole lesson I knew she felt Christ's love. Also, my first time in the field I TAUGHT A HAITIAN WITH THE SANTO DOMINGO WEST MISSION PRESIDENT ! It just proved to solidify my testimony that i need to learn Creole."
"Candids of my face as elder smith tells me his crazy stories"
Our family needs to be a missionary family
"Our family needs to be a missionary family. Continue to keep feeding the missionaries and invite AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO BE TAUGHT BY THEM! My mission call extends to all of you. Invite as many as will listen to come unto Christ. I promise that as you do you will receive blessings that will be unfathomable to you. It only takes one family in the ward to set the standard and be an example to all. I know it is a lot to ask but it isn't me that is asking it is the lord. We have been counseled by the apostles to "FEAR NO MAN." "
Elder Hefner's family at the MTC is the Benjamin District. As you can see Elder Hefner's companion doesn't like to smile or pose so he said the picture to the right is "us doing " The Elder Smith" "
What I learned from my District in one word
I know we were chosen to be together at this time for a reason. What I learned from my District Brothers and Sisters in one word:
Hermana Brown : Obedience
Hermana Fielding : Faith
Hermana Ah Quin : Strength
Elder Orr : Comedy and laughter
Elder Alatini : Courage
Elder Smith : Silence
3 Nefí (3rd Nephi) in the languages of our household
"Also just one more thing... Please frame these Three Scriptures somewhere in the house where everyone can see. It is 3 Nefí in the languages of our household (English-Spanish-Haitian Creole):
13 Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.
13 He aquí, soy discípulo de Jesucristo, el Hijo de Dios. He sido llamado por él para declarar su palabra entre los de su pueblo, a fin de que alcancen la vida eterna.
13 Gade, m se yon disip Jezikri, Pitit Gason Bondye a. Li te chwazi m pou m deklare pawòl nan pami pèp li a pou yo kapab gen lavi pou tout tan.
My purpose as a Missionary
"As for other spiritual experiences this week, I had my exit interview with President Freestone. He told me in my interview that I had to figure out my purpose as a missionary very quickly and trust me I guess the Lord's time is very fast for me. I found my purpose two days later after when I was reading on the temple grounds in Alma 36. I had read those verses several times before but this time the Spirit read them to me. With a voice so clear it was as if Abuelo delivered it from behind me. I heard " THIS IS YOUR PURPOSE. YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW ALMA FELT AND YOU MUST DO EXACTLY AS ALMA HAS DONE"
"It was amazing mom. The Lord wants me to GET TO WORK the minute I am in the Field... It's been mind blowing mom. I am so ready to be out in the field in 4 days! :) I love you! lol ttyl Love you I'll talk to you on my next P day idk when that is but love ya tty next week! Don't forget to Frame those scriptures! "
Broke my finger" I broke and tore all the tendons in my ring finger.and it REALLY hurts to even type this much. It will take two months to heal sooo yea. But yea I'll be fine so don't worry. The doctor down here luckily is a hand specialist and told me it will take a few months to heal properly..."
ALMA 36:26 For because of the word which he has imparted unto me, behold, many have been born of God, and have tasted as I have tasted, and have seen eye to eye as I have seen; therefore they do know of these things of which I have spoken, as I do know; and the knowledge which I have is of God.