Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 4, 2014

Hola Familia! 

Soy Hermana Johnson, somos misioneras de la Iglesia de Los Santos de Los Ultimos Dias. Y compartimos un mensaje sobre las familias y como usted puede ser una familia eternal.
The 15 seconds a person takes to listen to our doorstep is the most important 15 seconds of their life. Unfortunately, most dont know that, and they mostly think think that we are 1 of 3 things... A Testigo de Jeovah, crazy, or representatives of Jesus Christ.
"Thou art my servant; and I am covenant with thee that thou shalt have eternal life; and thou shalt serve me and go forth in my name, and shalt gather together my sheep. And he that will hear my voice shall be my sheep; and him shall ye receive into the church, and him will I also receive." Mosiah 26:20-21.
There is nothing better than being recognized as a servant of Jesus Christ. Which leads me to our first miracle of the week!
Cristina. We met her son Anthony in the street Cristina. We met her son Anthony in the street and told him about the Book of Mormon, he told us that we should come back and teach his entire family. So we set an appointment and went back. As we taught this family we came to find that they have 8 children... first miracle. We continued teaching and I found myself teaching the restoration from a bit of a different perspective, we began teaching the Plan of Salvation and through the authority restored by Joseph Smith you can be sealed as a family for ever. Turns out, she had lost a child a few years ago and has been praying to know what happens after we die. We had a very powerful lesson and at the end she explained that she has been meeting with "other people that teach about the bible" and tries to avoid them. But when we called to confirm our appointment she actually felt excited and looked forward all day for us to come. She feels something different and very comfortable about us and our lesson. (Backing up to the day before, we were weekly planning, and hermana Richardson suggested that we plan to teach Christina every day that week. In my mind, I laughed and said "that would be the day." But we prayed for it specifically.) So when the end of the lesson came to ask Cristina when we could return she surprised us by asking "when can you come back?" we slowly suggested "well, everyday if you want." And she said... "That would be great." PRAYER WORKS. Dont ever doubt it!
Shes awesome, and we are excited to teach her again tomorrow!
So that being said, i love being a representative of Jesus Christ. Im taking advantage of His name on my tag every day... But to be honest, more often than not. People fail to realize who we represent. They assume us to be one of the first... and we dont get to share this extremely important message with them. That is where the members come in.
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ, we are all representatives of Jesus Christ. We all have a responsibility to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. And our friends feel it a little less weird by having you ask them to an activity or FHE then meeting some super awkward girls show up on their front porch.
So the challenge for the week is to SHARE THE GOSPEL.
And your in disneyland, so that should be easy to find people that dont know about the church. I promise you the God will put people in your path to meet and invite that are looking for the purpose and happiness that the gospel brings... which will make them even happier than Disneyland. Because its a lasting happiness.
I love you all!! Thanks for all you do! I hope you have an amazing trip! Con mucho amor! Ustedes siempre estan en mis oraciones! Les quieremos! 

La hermana Johnson

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