Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Email dated (03/23/2011)

Buenos Dias! (probably spelled that wrong..)

So, this week... Pretty spiritual! Last night we had a devotional, as we always do on Tuesdays. But Brother Claudio Costa, he's in the presidency of the 70, he spoke to us. It was so amazing. He talked about his conversion story where sister missionaries were teaching his family and he didn't want to hear it so he went to his room but left the door cracked a little bit. He heard the testimony of these sisters as they testified that Joesph Smith was a prophet of God. He asked his parents where he could find Joseph Smiths history and they gave him the scriptures. He said after he read every paragraph that he prayed about it to find out if it was true. He did that all night and came to the conclusion that he had a testimony of Joseph Smith. So he went to the sister's house and told him he wanted to be baptized right then. Long story short, but they gave him all the lessons in two days and he was baptized a few days later. The first time he'd been to church was at his baptism. How cool is that?! How awesome is the Spirit that is so stong and testifies to investigators about the truthfullness of this Gospel. It's just amazing. His whole talk was based on how you can't teach without the Spirit. You can be the best missionary ever with the most elequent way of speaking, but it's the Spirit that converts.

My companion and I are teaching the Plan of Salvation tonight to some 'Pretent Investigators' and I'm stoked. I love teaching now. I've been able to be more confident and speak up more. I still cry after every lesson I teach, which gets embarrassing, but I'm trying to be better. I just come undone when I talk about the Gospel. It just means so much to me, and I'm so grateful that I was born and raised in the church. It has been the biggest blessing in my life.

Well family, my time is almost up. But I love you all. Send me some pictures so I show my companion what you all are like! She's always saying, "I want to meet your family, they seem so awesome!" Yep. She's right. ;)

Have a good week!

Hermana Rasmussen


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