Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The plan of Salvation REALLY WORKS!

From 23 February 2016

I was really impressed this week by the behavior of our Bishop and his family here in Olivos, and I want to share their experience as a testimony with you all, that our Heavenly Father LOVES us.  So last Saturday, our Bishop´s 3-year old daughter had to go to the hospital, and on Monday she passed away, due to a bacterial infection.  They held her service Tuesday, and Wednesday, the Bishop and his wife purchased and distributed a LOT of supplies and food in order to prepare for the ward activity planned for Saturday.  At the activity they both faithfully showed up and participated, with smiles on their faces, and warm hugs and hand-shakes.  Now, I know a lot of people go through hard things, but I was just so impressed with these two people who were clearly heart-broken at the sudden loss of someone so dear, but are still so ready to serve and reach out to others.  I know that they are fortified by the understanding that they will see their daughter again, because they have the blessings and promises of an Eternal family.  They were married and sealed in the temple with their children, and now they have the sure knowledge that no matter what happens in this life, they cannot be separated.  

I know that the Plan of Salvation is a gift from God, and He wants with all of His heart for us to follow His plan and reach the eternal life with Him.  

This week we have been working hard, and we´ve seen a lot of miracles!  Our investigator Asuncion received the Priesthood, and invited his family to come to church and to the ward activity, with some success.  We´ve had some minor setbacks with some of our investigators, but Hermana Saylor and I have a lot of faith that things will work out in the end.  I also finished reading the Book of Mormon, and I just had a strong reaffirmation that this book is the word of God.  It is our guide in these perilous times, and will help us conquer any problem we might have. 

I love you all, and hope you have a wondrous week, full of spectacular surprises and marvelous miracles!

Lots of love,
Hermana Houghton

P.S. Still no pictures...

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