Monday, February 8, 2016

Newsletter Week 66

Hey y'all!
I hope that this week was a good one for ya:)
What a week we had here! To start of we had this awesome world wide
missionary conference. We met as an entire mission to watch it. We
received a lot of revelation on what we could do better. The theme was
"we teach repentance and baptize converts" which reminds me of
something I found in my studies today that says:

"When we bring people into the Church, we are not baptizing them into
the Church of a man, whether that man be Joseph Smith or Brigham Young
or Thomas S. Monson--revere those prophets as we do. And we are not
baptizing them into the Church of happy families or of the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir.
When we bring people into the Church, we baptize them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. In doing so, we are
leading them back to the presence of the Father through the ministry,
Atonement, and grace of His Son, with the influence of the Holy Ghost
guiding them to this goal. We must always keep uppermost in our minds
this preeminence of the Godhead as both means and end as we undertake
the work of salvation." Elder Holland

I really loved that! I sometimes feel that I am trying to sell the
church to people, showing them all the cool programs and organizations
the church offers, but really what we are offering is the way and the
path to eternal life through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This week we also went to the temple with a recent convert. Our
mission is starting this thing where every 4th Friday of the month the
temple is reserved for recent converts who are going to the temple for
the first time with their own family names. It was such a beautiful
night to be able to see so many recent converts there doing the work
of the lord. Their testimonies are so strong!

Also we had transfer calls last night... And guess what! I'm staying
in Jersey Village with Hermana Gayler! So that is fun:) haha this
place really feels pretty much like home, I have been serving with
most of these same members for like 8-9 months now:) haha so my
address is still:
10919 west rd. #414
Houston, TX 77064

Love y'all! Hope you have a great week:)

This morning eating breakfast with one of the wars members:)

Hermana Parslow

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