Tuesday, December 3, 2013
HAPPY DECEMBER ALL!!! Everyone knows that attached to the hip with December comes mouth watering treats (Aunt Shell’s peanut putter balls), yummy cinnamon spice scents, tall trimmed trees, glorious music, sparkly ornaments, and JOY TO THE WORLD. Okay, I am a little over excited…but can you blame me?? It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And who knew it would ever come so fast!
So this week we had many prayers answered and we answers to many prayers aka: sweet tender miracles all around. One of my favourites that we experienced this week started when a member gave us 2 BIG crates of cherries (yummm!) She told us that one was for us and the other was to share. At the bus station to head back home, Hermana and I said a little prayer that we could know who to deliver the cherries to. We started brainstorming ideas of who needed our visit, more than just the cherries…and a reference of an inactive family, that the elders gave us, came to mind. We decided to pass by them and when we called “Alo” outside of their house they were so excited to see us! They told us that they really need our visit that they had been passing through a lot of hard experiences with their family, etc. It was a HUGE blessing to hear that from them. We shared a message with them of the Love that our Heavenly Father has for us. We have a lot of work to do with this family, they have a lot of doubts and concerns, but I know that the Lord has a plan for them. He knows how to help them and will give us inspiration of the things that we need to share to help them, perfectly. When we gave them the cherries, one of the daughters face lit up! Supposedly cherries are her favourite fruit-Another tender mercy. They were so grateful and so were we. The Lord is so aware…even of our cherry cravings.
I read a quote from Elder Ballard that just put into words a message that I wanted to share with you guys today:
There is Peace in knowing that the Lord is in control. He knows the end from the beginning. He has given us adequate instruction that, if followed, will see us safely through any crisis. His purposes will be fulfilled, and someday we will understand. For now, however, we must be careful not to overreact to our concerns…what we must do is KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS of God and NEVER LOSE HOPE.
God is in ever detail in our lives. He has a PERFECT plan for us, because he loves us, and he wants our every success. We never have to fear or doubt because God is with us (D&C 6: 36).
I love you guys! Remember to say your prayers, always, to Heavenly Father- He answer them.
Xoxox, Hermana North
Picture 1: ice cream and Christmas trees
Picture 2: my first time painting a wall! So fun.
Picture 3: My hija is so cool with her new tan line/ legit
Picture 4: We got to teach this little before her baptism. Such a blessing!
Picture 5: The first signs of Christmas
Picture 6: Golden Cherries
Picture 7: Making chocolate goodness - alfajores
Picture 8: door decorations for our ward mission leaders birthday!
Picture 9: we were so sneaky! No one saw us.
Picture 10: Mission complete and SUCESS
(Translation: Thank-you very much sisters and elders for such beautiful decorations. I got really excited/emotional)