Monday, July 13, 2015

week 57

oh man. as i sit down to write this email today and think about this past week, i can't help but feel so grateful for the blessings God poured down upon us. He is way too good to us. so many prayers were answered, and we saw so many miracles... i don't even know where to start! definitely one of the GREATEST weeks of my whole whole mission!!!!

well, first off... i am in a trio. again :) my 4th trio haha! which is awesome cause i LOVE them. i was on exchanges with a sister on Tuesday night and we got a call from President saying there was going to be an emergency transfer since a sister had to go home. luckily Sister Mencarelli or i didn't leave! i was so nervous. Sister Bott joined us on Wednesday :) she was already serving in our ward as well so we have just combined areas for the last 3 weeks of the transfer. i love her! she is so great! 

miracle #1 is TIMOTHY! so i mentioned him last week... we found his name on a potential list one night and gave him a call. we have been teaching him a LOT since he is super prepared and already feels in his heart that the church is true.... and he came to church yesterday! he will be getting baptized in 2 weeks :) i am so excited for him. last night we taught him family history and temples and he LOVED it! he is excited to go to the temple and be baptized for his dad :) he is from Sudan.

miracle #2 would be the amazing part member family we are teaching, the Sabados. they are from the Philippians... (mom, Yuri, is a member, dad no) and the lesson we had on Friday was definitely one of the coolest experiences i have ever been a part of. hands down one of the best moments of my whole mission! last week as we were teaching the 2 little girls, Trisha 9 and Tyra 8...  and we asked the dad, Teri, if he wanted to learn more. it was our first time meeting him and he said he did! so on Friday we taught their family the Restoration of the Gospel through Joseph Smith. oh man it was SO hot in there. and all the little kids (5 of them...) were being so so loud that we felt like Teri couldn't even hear anything we were teaching. but when we shared the First Vision, we invited Teri to read it. the spirit filled the room, and we could all feel it so strong even with the little kids screaming. when we asked him if he believes it is true he said, "yes i believe it! this really touched my heart today." we invited him to be baptized, and before i could even finish the invitation he said "yes yes YES!" him and his 2 little girls accepted a baptismal date for August 16!!!! we were all in awe. MIRACLES are real. and the little girl Tyra said, hey i will be baptized for my birthday! Teri said the closing prayer, thanking Heavenly Father for his family and him and Yuri were both crying. im tearing up just thinking about it! because there is a lot of things going on in their family right now (a huge misunderstanding and legal complexity) we have been praying for them like crazy and weren't sure if they were going to make it to church. but there we are sitting in Sacrament meeting yesterday, and in walks the entire Sabado family!!!! Sister Mencarelli and i just looked at each other and cried!!! i can't even express my joy to you knowing this amazing little family is preparing to be baptized and go to the temple to have their prayers answered and be an ETERNAL FAMILY <3 are="" class="aBn" data-term="goog_1595957975" fhe="" having="" span="" tabindex="0" them="" we="" with="">tonight
, and i pray we can help them continue to progress towards baptism!

Alma 26:16 
Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which i feel. 

my joy is so FULL!! we were also able to have interviews with President Clayton on Friday and i just love that man. he is so inspired. also we had back to back exchanges this week. it was INSANE. hahaha we had an hour together as the 3 of us then switched with another companionship. but i did go to Chinese work for a day which was a blast :) i realized the spirit is strong while teaching about Jesus Christ no matter what language it is. 

i love this work! i love this area... Toronto has stolen my heart. i love the members here. i love the Gospel with all my heart and i love being able to help and invite everyone to Come unto Christ. thank you all for the love and support! i testify that this work is GOD'S work. i know He lives<3 div="">

con mucho amor y besos, hermana horton 

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