48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.
My mom has been such a great influence for me, in so many ways. One of the biggest is that she has always taught me to walk in the light of Christ and she shows it by her love. She has helped me shape my life and has helped make me who I am today. Love you mom :)
Okay, I also just want to say my companion is awesome! We work so well together and we have great communication. She's such a great example and works hard! I've learned so much from her and thanks to her these last few transfers have been marvelous. It's been super funny because EVERYTIME we answer the phone, we got, "Who is speaking? Hermana Palma or Hermana Chesler?" It has now happened with our district leaders, zone leaders and members! We have now become "ONE VOICE" or she now has a Gringa accent or I've got a Chiliana accent, or a mixture of both! haha
This week we had a DANGEROUS DOG ATTACK. But we survived and nobody got hurt. As we finished a lesson with a family, we started walking home and we had 3 dogs following us. In order to get home where there is light, we had to walk close to the jail wall. As we began to walk (in front of the jail), out of the corner of my eye, I see a "Pit Bull" running across the road that had broken away from its chain. My heart drops because we've got 3 dogs next to us and here come the Pit Bull to attack! "We're Dead!" Well to make the story short, the dogs fight right at our feet because they think we are there to protect them. They fight in 3 different spots, but with us right next to them. They first fight on the sidewalk, second in the middle of the street and have stopped ALL traffic, and last on the grass. The last time, I couldn't hold the scream in, so I let it OUT, as my companion and I are holding onto each other for dear life. I'm not sure how we got out of the situation but all I remember was the cops came out because we had stopped traffic and everyone stopped to watch. The Pit Bull ran away from my "fierce, but frightful scream", I think. I thought I had confidence in dogs but there went all my self assurance. ha Anyways, we are safe!
Besides that, we did have an AWESOME EXPERIENCE with Brisa this week. WE taught her the restoration to help her strengthen her testimony a little more on prophets. At the end of the lesson, as she is super young and has been attending church for almost 2 years, I asked, 2 simple questions.."Why do you like going to church?" and "Do you still want to be baptized and why?" She sat back and said, Yes! and she began to have tears in her eyes and said, "Because it's the only place I can feel different. I feel good there and I like to learn the things they teach." She began to continue to share her feelings and it was a moment that the three of us could feel the spirit had taught our hearts. It was a soft tender moment. One that I will never forget. This experience made me think of how grateful I am for this wonderful gospel that I know is true and to trust in the Lord and His divine plan of happiness. It is based upon eternal, unchanging principles that help and guide us to that correct path we need to be walking on. I know with all my heart that as we obey His commandments, God will show us His light, His hand, and His heart. As we live those principles of faith, obedience and the proper use of agency, we will be lead to personal revelation and inspiration.
Homework: Set a goal to lend a hand to someone in need - SERVICE :)
So our pday changed today!!!! We had a super pday and we went to the beach!!! I'm a little toasty red but, Oh well. We caught a fish!