Monday, June 22, 2015

"That's the point--you don't have to be here."

This is a quote by Elder Holland, one of the 12 apostles. He was giving a talk to a group of missionaries in Frankfurt, and he was telling them about how, at any point in their lives, past or present, they have a choice. "No one is forcing you to serve a mission, no one forced you to come here to earth. But a long time ago, you made a choice to follow God and Jesus Christ, so here you are." I thought that was very profound...sometimes, when things are difficult, it helps to remember that we're here, passing through everything that we have to endure, because we CHOSE to come. And, we can stop. We can stop following Him, because we have the agency to choose what we want to do. But we also know the right thing to do--and that is follow Christ, even when it's hard, even when we're tired, even if we don't really want to, because that's what He did for us. This week I really saw God's hand here in Malaga. We were able to go on two exchanges, had a sister stay with us for a day, and go up to Granada for a stake conference. It was a FANTASTIC week. And there was a miracle! There's this guy here, Mani. He just showed up to church one day, but said he just wanted to watch and learn, and didn't want us to visit him or anything, which is fine. But one day we were sitting outside the church talking to him, and he said, "do
either of you know Adonai, who' s in Granada?" We said no. Apparently this Adonai person was a member of our church, and a friend of Mani's friend, and hey both live in Puerto Rico. His friend told Mani that Adonai wanted to meet him. WELL, we go to the stake conference this past Saturday, and GUESS WHO IS THE LAST SPEAKER. Elder Adonai, a member of the quorum of the Seventy! After the conference, Elder Adonai called Mani up to the front so that they could meet. Isn't that incredible??? It really proves to me that this work is the Lord's

I don't have much to was a crazy week, but really fun.
Love and miss you all!
Hermana Jones

                                                                    Fuengirola in the morning!

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