Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1/27/2014 Email!

From: Camille Weller [mailto:camille.weller@myldsmail.net]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 9:43 AM
To: Melissa Wheatley;
Subject: Ojo de la Fe!!(:

Wow 10 months has flown by!!! I can not believe how fast time goes here.. The more time i have here the more time i want here!! haha 

This week was crazy.. It started off really good!! We worked so hard this week.. i dont think ive worked this hard my whole mission or been as obedient as weve been.. every night we come home exhausted and barely make it through planning and writing in my journal.. but somehow we do it and i have felt such a change in the spirit that we have(:  We had a zone meeting and talked more and more about the "eye of faith" one of my favorite scriptures that they shared was alma 5: 15-16 "do you look forward with an eye of faith? " and my favorite part " can you imagine yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you in that day "come unto me ye blessed, for behold, your works have been the workds of righteousness upon the face of the earth? " I love that scripture.. it puts in perspective that one day we will have to stand before our maker and hope that he will be able to look at us and say that our works were works of righteousness. 

We had stake conference saturday and sunday and had the priveledge to hear from our mission president, stake president, and the Temple president of the Lima temple! The temple pres talked to us about 1nephi 7: 10-12 a phrase that is repeated in these verses is "how is it that ye have forgotten?" he talked about how sometimes we forget who we are.. or our purpose here on the earth.. he related it to the movie 50 first dates..Every morning he puts on a video for her so she can remember who she is.. We too need to remind ourselves every morning of who we are.. We need to kneal down and pray to our heavenly father to help us remember our Great purpose here on the earth and to give us strength to overcome our weaknesses and temptations. If we remember that we are Sons and Daughters of a loving heavenly father we will have a strong desire to do whats right and to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

They also talked alot about family history.. We as missionaries are searching for those who are here on this earth who have been waiting to recieve the gospel into their lives... BUT there are millions and millions of people who have passed on to the other side of the veil who are also waiting.. and have been waiting for many many years for us to find them through family history and give them the gift of the gospel. DO YOUR FAMILY HISTORY WORK (:

It seemed as if everything was working against us these past couple three days.. every apointment we had fell through... our backup plans fell through.. and it just seemed as though everything was falling apart here.. sunday night we had a fireside and in the middle of it a member that had been helping us a ton the past month came in drunk and started talking to us in the middle of the temple presidents talk.. we went out in the hall and he told us that he had drank and smoked and that he needed to talk to us... me and my companion were literally in tears.. this is a member that is always helping us and is very strong in his testimony.. it is so crazy how much satan is working these days.. needless to say we went back into the fireside feeling pretty down.. as i sat there i remembered what we have been studying and teaching and teaching these past two weeks... FAITH.  i thought of either 12:6 "faith are things which are hoped for and not seen. wherefore dispute not because ye see not, for ye recieve no witness until after the trial of your faith" in life we are faced with many problems... many disapointments.. all of which are oportunities to show our faith in our Heavenly Father. I know that if we keep our faith and keep working hard and doing our best things will work out. Hard times will always come.. but we have to keep the faith and keep on fighting.. endure to the end(: 

I am so greatfull for all of the challenges that i have faced in my life because they have taught me so much and i pray that we can all look at the dificult times in our lives as an oportunity to learn and grow(: one last scripture that i want to share.. a saying that i want to be able to say at the end of my mission and the end of my time here on this earth...

" I have fought a good fight, i have finished my course, i have kept the FAITH." 2Timothy 4:7


I love you all so much! thank you for your support and love and prayers!!

Que Dios Bendiga a todos!!!!

Con mucho amor,

Hermana Weller

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