Monday, August 4, 2014

I'm All Yours

My goodness... what a week. So as you all know there were changes and I am now training here in little Horqueta but with some BIG responsibilities.  We are getting the members and youth all ready to go to the temple, which we might get to go, but we have to help them (especially our new converts)  gather names!  It is so fun! I love this work; it´s happening on both sides. 

My new companion is darling!  We are twins.  Man Wednesday- when we recieved them- was so intense!  Hermana Tomco, Hermana Lutz, and I will be the only ones training sisters and we all go home together! We are  all so excited.  The new 3 sisters are all darling.  I will be training the one and only Hermana Border from Layton, Utah!!  Not kidding they called our names right, you go and hug, the whole shabang, but it was so funny... we looked at one another and we both had braids, white shirts, and red skirts.  Okay that´s not that crazy but get this.  We get home and she pulls out two-band shoes!  Yes she brought two-band shoes too and she loves to run, and her favorite treat is dark chocolate covered acaí and pomegranites from cosco and reeces!!! We both love art, music, and lots more.  I love her!  It puts me back like crazy.  She is EXACTLY where I was when I started my mission, which actually was not that long ago.   She is going to be an incredible missionary.  She has such an incredible testimony, gone through a lot in her life.  She lives with her mom, brother, and her sister is married.   We have seriously such a blast together.   Oh and everyone thinks we really are sisters and keeps telling us we look alike.  She reminds me a ton of Lindsey Heap! 

This week was just an adventure.   I felt a little overwhelmed but I read yesterday in Alma 37:36-37...¨Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thydoings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.
 37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
 The Lord is so good to me.  He answers our prayers and with us all the way.  Don´t ever be discouraged. We have to learn to FULLY and completely trust in him.  I was on my knees the other night just thinking I am so inadequate and how am I to fill this spot?!  Then a peaceful  thought came over me, I am not to fill any spot but turn my life over to him.  I told my Father in Heaven pretty much, ¨I´m all yours!¨   ¨Do what you want with me.¨ Tears rolled down my cheeks as a heartful assurance took me over saying I will do EVERYTHING that I can do so that the Lord can fulfill what he needs to and right now that is getting Hna Sofia and Hna Pastora baptized the 23 of August, that is training and helping Hna Border become an incredible missionary, that is exciting the ward and helping prepare the ward for the temple, that is reactivating familia frutos and many others, and last but not least finding other lost sheep to bring to his fold.  

I may be small and weak but as children of God our potential is endless.  Let him make you into what you truly can become.  He needs us.

This week good news... Hermana Sofia and Pastora came to church.  Hna Pastora grabbed my face again and hit me haha she gets so so excited to see me it is the funiest thing ever.  I love them!  They are reading the book of mormon and progressing!  Suci and Hna Rogelia came to church! Other investigators and less actives are coming!!  Oh it is so exciting.  With Hna Sofia we planted a forget me not flower Hna Border had.  We taught her about faith and had her plant the seeds to symoblize her planting this gospel message in her heart.  She was so excited and yesterday told us it´s growing... in her heart. :)

Con Cariño,
Hermana Owen

Surfin the Bramas
(wish you could see her face - a good Hillary face saying "ahhhhohhhhh")

My companera nuevo Hermana Border con Presidente y Hermana McMullin

mom i love you so much!!!! I had two crazy dreams one last night and one the night before!  last night was with the WHOLE family and getting mish ready for her wedding!!!  crazy!  and the one the night before I GOT MARRIED!!  sealing and everything haha.  no se porque!  kate leaves in a week!?! wow!  love you mom OH and your packages got here SOO fast!  Thank you for the sweaters and reeces pieces :)  you are the greatest!   mom there are golden oreos i found in asuncion!!! haha