Let me begin by saying that the Son of Lies is real and life’s greatest nuisance. This week has been filled with kinks but after a highly enlightening training yesterday in Resistencia, I am back in Misiones with the Spirit burning powerfully within me as personal revelation has lifted me to newer heights of understanding.
Summary of the week: After days of stressful preparation on our part, we were blessed with a baptism on Thursday. After much manipulation and dirty work by Satan, the girl has yet to be confirmed. The sweet wouldn’t exist were it not for the bitter. The bitter bites hard but the sweet lasts longer. A beautiful Leadership council yesterday has calmed my Spirit and sharpened my vision. My testimony has been strengthened yet again by Preach my Gospel.
Sunday I call home, again, and I recognize that time is passing by far too quickly, but I’m taking advantage of every day, thanking my Savior for the blessing I have of daily repentance, fasting and praying with all my might, and fighting to strengthen my faith. The Lord works no miracles among men until after the trial of our faith.
We’ve decided to teach people how to read lately. We recognize the church isn’t that strong here yet so we’ve been thinking about creative ways to find new people to teach. What better way is there to learn to read and to teach the gospel than use the Book of Mormon? We teach by the Spirit, they learn by the Spirit, and everyone leaves edified. We haven’t set up classes or a set time yet, but we have been teaching people in their homes. It’s thoroughly fulfilling.
I have been blessed to be born of goodly parents. I thank God for their love and examples of faith.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers who have ever cared for a child, be it one or many. I respect you and thank you for your love and dedication.
It’s the greatest honor and blessing to have raised this amazing young man! I echo his comments and thank every woman who has had part in raising him and every other child with love and righteousness. Happy Mother’s Day one and all! ~Smiles, Marsi 🙂