What a week yall!
Update from Emma’s Mom, 2017-10-31:
Emma had an accident on her bike in Mexico. She injured her wrist badly and we got a call late last night that she was at the hospital and would be going under anesthesia to fix the problem. David was home and he got to talk to Emma and the mission president. The procedure went well and she is doing fine. They sent us the x-rays and I kind of wish they hadn’t it was bad. She was on her bike and someone opened a car door in front of her and she hit it and went down. She will be in a cast for a while.
This week was the primary program at church or when all of the little children sing and give little testimonies of their small belief. And it was so adorable! You could feel the simple and innocent testimony of all of the children with their sweet little songs and spirits! And we also had a baptism on Sunday of a nine year old and she is so sweet, and was constantly giving us hugs throughout the week!
This week truly testified to me the power of a childs love for the Lord. It helped me more fully understand how “children are alive in Christ” (The Book of Mormon, Moroni 8:12) and how I can strive every day to be more loving my adoration for the Gospel.
From the official mission blog at: http://mexicopachucamission.blogspot.mx/
Always such great weeks here! This area is simple just full of miracles!
Okay so this week we were able to have this awesome conference with the entire mission in Pachuca and we learned about new goals to try and aim for and it was just so fun to learn together and also meet everyone in the mission!
We were also able to teach the miracle of Natalia and her father within the week. We could not find her house for the appointment so we were unable to teach her for Monday. But Wednesday came and she texted us saying how she had felt very sad in the morning but had decided to pray and her first thought after her prayer was to text us! It was her first moment of personal revelation and we were able to teach a lesson with such a strong spirit.
In D&C 10:58, it reads,
I am the light which shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can light up your life and bring a peace that is unlike any other and hard for me to describe. I promise the Lords love is real and everlasting. Their is such love and joy in this church and it is so amazing and beautiful to me.
This week was so amazing. There was just such a beautiful peace during sacrament meeting yesterday. We met this girl a few weeks back, but she was with a rough crowd and we were not able to fully talk with her. But yesterday, we ran into her across the street from the church and we invited her to church and she came. She said she was walking around, looking for a church to go to. It was such a strong example of true miracles that I am able to see on the mission. During sacrament meeting, she connected so much to one of the testimonies she started to cry and then she invited her Dad to second hour and he came too! It was literally just so amazing and such a miracle! I felt the Spirit so strongly. But I think just the combination of her being able to feel the Spirit, us finding her, and also all of our other four baptisms being able to get confirmed and receive the Holy Ghost yesterday just brought me such an strong spirit of peace and love. It was so beautiful, I cannot put it into words fully.
But this week in total, and my first 6 weeks in the field have just been amazing. I just love the people, my area, my companion and just everything so so much!
With 3 baptisms and General Conference, I have just learned so much this week! Their is such peace in the Gospel and an indescribable feeling of joy I held in my heart watching our investigators get baptized.
And from General Conference, I think that the main concept I got from all of the talks was how much The Lord loves us. I forget when, but at one point the song Sweet is the Shepherd was sung by the choir and I particularly love these lyrics:
Out in the desert they wander, hungry and helpless and cold. Off to the rescue he hastens, bringing them back to the fold.
I love love love this opportunity to serve these people, and I have learned so much here about the true and real love The Lord has for us all- like sending us a Savior, to guide and understand us in this life. He will always search for us when we wander, always root for us to return to Him, and always carry a love for us that is impossible to comprehend.
These pictures are from the official mission blog at http://mexicopachucamission.blogspot.mx/ and show Hermana Tuckfield’s recent Zone Conference.
Wow, this week has been amazing! Okay so, this week felt like a year- so much has happened, so many miracles!