Monday, June 12, 2017

Season 3 Episode 2 " Hold your Horses" (7-12-17)

Season 3 Episode 2 " Hold your Horses"

Make a WISH!

We have seen so many horses that we decided that every time we see a horse we are going to make a wish. It is a little weird I know but with how many horses there are wandering around in Bella Union we are going to make a bunch of wishes and they are going to help us with the Missionary work here too.  Anyways enough about the random horses and the little things in life that keep us laughing here. 

We actually have had an amazing week full of a bunch of different experiences that have changed my life. 

We had a cool experience with an investigator where he taught us about prayer. We asked him if he had prayed and thought that God could answer our prayers and he grabs his work schedule and just hands it to us. At this point I was a little confused and thought that maybe I had said something wrong, so I repeated the question. He then points to the majority of his scheduled classes and says "This is new, this one too, a week ago I didn't have any of this." I looked up from the paper at him and then I understood. He had prayed, and not only did he think that God was listening but he knew that he was answering too. 

We taught this lady about the Plan of Salvation and we were talking about the knowledge that we have about life after death and she just kind of looked at us. Then I decided to ask her if she thought that there was anything after this life, she answered by telling us a story, not too uncommon here in Uruguay. However, this story was different - she had a dream where she saw her brother in law in front of two pathways, one clean and bright while the other was dark and thorny. She watched him as he then chose the lit path and went out of sight. She shared with us that she had had this dream a few days before her brother in law passed away. It was a great chance for us to be able to share more about the Plan of Salvation and how we know that we can make this choice everyday. 

We then had the opportunity to help an elderly man that is a less active member here in Bella Union move a few of his things so that the river that is growing and flooding the entire country would not ruin his things. But he only let us move them a little ways away and I am pretty sure that by tomorrow all of his belongings and the tent where he is living with his 10 dogs will be completely under water. Even though this is the case he is so confident and is trusting the Lord and has decided he does not want to bother anyone because he "has everything he needs". This mans house, that is more of a cardboard shack, is completely under water. The animals that he loves are dying because they are sick and do not have any food. He is living under a tarp with a bunch of wet and humid clothes to keep him warm. Yet he told us that there are other people that need our help and that he is fine because he is healthy and knows that God loves him. This mans Faith and trust in God has truly inspired me, and showed me how little the things in life actually matter. 

"1 YEAR"
These three experiences have shown me how much God knows us. I love that we have the certainty that he knows us personally and he knows exactly what we need in our lives in the moments that we need it. This is part of the challenge for you this week is to recognize the relationship that you have with Heavenly Father and as with any relationship, if you want to know how much he actually knows and cares about you just ask him. I know that he loves us more than we can even imagine and that he is looking out for us in our lives every single day. 

I love you!!! Thank you for being such amazing people!! 

I hope you all get to have some fun in the SUN this week!! 

Hermana Cassidy Sanovich

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