hola a todos!
we had a good week and we are continuing to see miracles in our area of Christie East :) transfer calls were last night and Hermana Sandorf and i will be staying together here! which i am happy about because there is SO MUCH potential here in downtown Toronto for Spanish work. also because our ward needs a lot of strengthening... there is just so much to do and i am pumped to be staying!
MARTINE GOT BAPTIZED!!!! it was a beautiful service. he was sooooo happy! the Gospel of Jesus Christ really has changed him. i have loved seeing that these past few weeks. he took the big leap last week and completely quit smoking marijuana... which was SO hard for him. but he did it! i know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real, and that we all have the opportunity to repent and change every day of our lives. in one of the lessons this week, i love how he asked "so what can i focus on next after baptism and confirmation?" YES! the Gospel is all about progression! on to receiving the Priesthood and going to the Temple :) i am so proud of him. every single day he tells us he is so happy to be making this change in his life.
we also got the wonderful opportunity of going to the Temple . that meant we were up at and at the temple at 5, but of COURSE it was worth it!!! i felt such peace there. i love the Temple with all my heart and i invite all of you to do all you can to always live worthy of going to the House of the Lord. what a blessing it is.
for those who do want a health update -- i am very much still dealing with tailbone pain, and continue to pray on making decisions and relying on the Lord for peace, comfort and guidance. i will do all i can to serve with all my heart, might, mind, and strength, but i am also very aware of these physical needs, and especially the fact that i will not be able to resolve them here in Canada. the prayers on my behalf are very appreciated so thank youuuuu!
i know that Christ is and will always be at my side. i know He loves us each personally and perfectly. that Hedoes know how it feels, because He suffered it first. this is a scripture that has really affected me throughout my whole mission, one of my all time favorites:
2 Corinthians 12: 9-10
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will i rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore i take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses forChrist's sake: for when i am weak, then am i strong.
i love each one of you so much! thank you for your love and support. i thank my Father in Heaven each day for this amazing opportunity i have to serve Him because i truly love it, and i KNOW it is His amazing work!
xoxo, hermana horton