Hermana Greenhalgh

Hermana Greenhalgh

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Gospel Brings Happiness - Letter 06/22/15

Buenos Dias a Todos,

Como paso su semana? How was your week? Mine has been pretty fair. It has been quite the adventure. My District Leader, Elder Olsen, has been on bed rest and stuck in the apartment all week. My companion and I took food and ice cream to him and his companion Elder Southwick. We bring food to them almost every day from members. Other than that, my companion has been really sick!! So we've been stuck in the apartment as well. I'm just sitting around reading scriptures and making phone calls all day to investigators and members. On top of two sick missionaries the sisters in our house aren't doing so good so they've been back and forth from Tempe all week! It has been interesting to say the least. But as for me things are normal! I'm blessed with good health! No more casts for my arm, and no more craziness!
I've had lots of time to think and ponder about my mission. As I've been thinking, I'm amazed at all the things I've done that before my mission would of scared me to death. I've knocked countless doors, talked with many strangers, and ate other people's food! I used to have a fear of eating food from strangers and now it's just what I do. I've also seen many miracles and numberless lives be changed from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is truly amazing to see the change that is wrought when people open their hearts to the Gospel. I have also thought about how happy my mission has made me. I will never regret my mission, it literally has been the best 1 1/2 years of my life! It has taught me hard work, patience, persistence, charity, and most of all to trust God with all my heart!
Some scriptures I want to share with you this week are Isaiah 41:13 "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee’", D&C 35:3 "...I have heard thy prayers, and prepared thee for a greater work." And 3 Nephi 5:13 "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." These are some of the scriptures that have stuck out to me this week! Send me your favorite scriptures and a testimony about it please! I want to share them with investigators!
Baptism time! Eduardo Luzanilla was baptized Saturday night! It was the most spiritual baptism I have ever been too! Before it started he was so nervous and so he went into the chapel and prayed. As the baptism started and we were going through the program he started to cry. I asked if he was okay and he just cried. When it was his turn to go, he got up with Hermano Rodriguez and went to the font. After he was baptized, still standing in the font, he cried and gave Hermano Rodriguez a huge hug! While he was changing we had a mini testimony meeting about the Book of Mormon. When he came out he shared his testimony! It was the most powerful testimony ever! When we finished the program he hugged me and Sister Jensen.. Yes hugged. But he's like 64 and my grandpa so.. Haha.  But, he goes "usted nunca me fui" which means "you never left me".  He made all of us tear up! He said he was super nervous before his baptism, but after he felt peace like he had never felt before! Ahh I love Eduardo! He's my abuelito (little grandpa). His confirmation was awesome as well, President Zayas, who works at the temple, confirmed him. It was super powerful.
Well that's a bit about my week, I hope you all had a good week! Write me por favor!
Con muchísimas amor,
Hermana Greenhalgh
 I like turtles!
Sister Jensen and I
Headbands from Brisa
Eduardo's Baptism

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