Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sister Alex Hartvigsen-- February 6, 2012

Dear Family, It has been a really good week. . On Monday we had a lesson with a recent convert on recieving revelation through church attendance. It was a really good lesson and the member who came with us shared a powerful testimony on the importance of church and establishing unity. We had a lesson with recent convert and talked a little about the plan of salvation. We also had a noche de hogar (family night) ( I speak a lot of Espangish and sometimes I can't remember words ;) with the Relief Society president and talked about the Restoration and how we can recieve answers to our prayers by following the same steps that Jose Smith did. On Tuesday we had a lesson with a women and read Alma 7 with her and talked about the atonement of Jesus Christ. We then had a lesson with a part member family and talked about temples and family history work.On Wednesday we had a lesson again with them again and we listened to Elder Bednar's talk on youth and family history work from Oct Conference. Have any of you had any cool experiences with family history that you want to share with me? Their daughter is going to be baptized this Friday and we are working with the mom nad the daughter to prepare some names to go through and do baptisms for in the coming weeks. On Thursday we had a lesson with a family on the Family Proclamation and talked about how the gospel blesses our families. We had a lesson with a women and her two sons and talked about the Restoration and how Heavenly Father will always answer our prayers.On Friday we met with a recent convert and her friend and we watched Together forever with them and talked about how our families can me together forever.The recent convert's father has cancer and it has been hard for her to be away and not able to do much. On Saturday we had a lesson with a women and we talked to her about church and also about the importance of baptism. She wants to be baptized but has some complications due to a marriage situation. We challenged her to do all that is in her power to resolve these concern and then trust in the Lord. On Sunday we went over and talked to a women and her family about how we can strengthen our Faith in Jesus Christ and the importance of building our lives on that foundation. We read with them Helaman 5:12. We then had an appointment with the a family in our ward and talked about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the importance of forgiving others and also ourselves. It was a really good week.
This week I have been reading the Book of Mormon. I have noticed that as I have read it over the last few weeks that I have felt more peaceful and more optimistic even when circumstances haven't been ideal. It has really strengthened my testimony on the power of the Book of Mormon and I am excited to continue to read and to invite those that I am teaching to read so that they can feel that same peace.
I love you all
Have a great week.
Love Alex

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