Monday, May 2, 2016

Week 38 - Another's Prayer & Tormentas!

May 2, 2016

In 9 days I'll be half way done with my mission! Where does the time go??? I really don't know, but I'm grateful for every day I have! 

Decenas de viviendas y colegios se quedaron sin techo producto
de los vientos y lluvias. |
Fuente: RPP | Fotógrafo: Pablo Pezo
This week was another crazy week! At the beginning of the week I thought I was going to literally die from sweating so much and then on Wednesday the biggest tormenta (storm) came out of no where! Literally! We were finishing service and saw in the distance super black clouds coming in tornado form, and we took off running, literally, but we weren't fast enough and the storm caught us! In an instant it was super cold and windy and we were stuck in it! The wind was so strong it was knocking down trees and ripping off roofs. We took cover in an investigator's house whose garage door had been blown down and got together and said a prayer kneeling on their bathroom floor because that was the safest place. I was super scared before we said the prayer but after I could only feel peace. And we were all okay. Everyone in the ward was okay and I really could see the hand of the Lord helping His sheep. 

Árboles derribados por los fuertes vientos. | Fuente: RPP | Fotógrafo: Pablo Pezo
This week we contacted a lot of references and on one occasion we got to the door and found the reference and his wife weren't there, but his brother and his wife were. They let us in and we were able to teach them a lesson about the Gospel of Jesus Christ (faith, repentance, baptism, the Holy Ghost and endure to the end). When we finished he told us that he had been praying that God would help him, and then we knocked on his door. It was so cool to feel that we had been an answer to someones prayer! After that we needed to go to the other side of our area, but we were out of transport money and the only way to get there was walking, but we were exhausted and walking there would take 1/2 hr! So, we put our faith in God and flagged down a motokar who took us for free!!!! I don't know how that happens, well, ya, I do. It's with the help of God, because we had a recent convert that we NEEDED to teach. 

I could go on and on about the miracles we as missionaries see each week, but I also am realizing that these blessings are available to everyone who wants to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and follow Him. Also, tenemos que ser atento a las bendiciones que recibimos en nuestras vidas diarias. (we must be attentive to the blessings we receive in our daily lives) ( Sorry, I couldn't remember that in English. Hermana Alberto and I say Spanglish is the celestial language :)

I hope you all have an amazing week and I want to leave you with 2 Nephi 26:24;31. Christ did everything in the benefit of others and He will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. So, if we first seek the kingdom of Heaven, we will have everything we need to bless the lives of others. I love you all so much! Keep smiling your precious smiles brightly! 

Hermana Briggs

Also...shout out to my amazing mother who has had such an incredible impact on my life. The world needs more women like you. Never give up! and remember the Lord is always on your side. I love you more than words can tell!

Dad, I hope you really enjoyed the "Saturday's Warrior" movie for me 'cause I absolutely love it! 

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