Alma 26:12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.
Monday, September 2, 2013
One of the greatest things you can do!
this week was wonderful!!! We had two baptisms on Fridayand
our mission president was able to attend. The spirit is always sooo
strong at baptisms. It always pleases our Father in heaven when His
children take upon themselves the name of Christ and make those
sacred covenants with him. Sometimes I cant help but be jealous of
them because when they come out of the water they are perfect! But
then I remember the same thing happens to us every time we take the
sacrament and renew those covenants with Heavenly Father.
the baptisms were wonderful and the confirmations were also great. I
had the opportunity to confirm one of them. It was my first time
doing that so I was a little nervous but then you just give a
blessing as the Spirit directs so its really not that scary haha.
been very busy teaching lots of lessons! Its wonderful to see people
progress and how the Lord blesses their lives when they live in
accordance with his will.
week we also had lots of pretty crazy news! First off...well, I'm
pregnant! I'm getting a son tomorrow! Haha! Basically all it means
is I got called to train a new missionary! I love my new mission
president he really has a sense of humor. He told us at the training
meeting that,"Being a trainer is the most important calling you
can get as a missionary. No pressure." haha. I'm very honored
that the Lord trusts me with a new missionary!!! I'm so sad that I
wont get to be with my companion till he goes home next transfer but
also very excited to train! Also I will be staying here in good ol El
Paso for another two transfers while I train. I was just glad I'm not
leaving this area haha. I love this area! Its gonna be hard to go
when the time comes. I feel as if the Lord has been preparing this
area for a new missionary. Missionary work has picked up so much
these last few weeks. We are expecting many baptisms these next few
months. Cant really think of a better place to train a new
missionary!!! Missionary work in general is picking up across the
world. Its so wonderful to be a small part preaching the Gospel
during this time.
Well I hope everyone had a wonderful week! I sure did lol. Being a missionary is probably one of the greatest things you can do. Good thing every member a missionary huh? ;) Get to work! Love you all have a great week :)
Elder Jaden Espinoza
The Jones family took us to a really nice steak house.