Janelle's e-mails to her family

Monday, July 4, 2011

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Hey beautiful family of mine!!!!

Thank you all so much for all your letters (both friends and family). Unfortunately, I don´t have much time to read them all right here in internet, but I am printing every one of them so I can read them during lunch. I hope that you are all well. I am praying for you all every day.

Well, as far things go for the sector Volcán, things are really going well. We are working with two people right now that are really progressing well towards baptism. They should have very few stumbles in their process, as it is very obvious that they have been prepared to receive this glorious message. We also have a mother her three daughters with a baptismal date for the end of July, but they seem to really struggle with the commitments. They are very receptive, and have shared with the missionaries on and off for a long time, but we are struggling to get them in church on Sunday. We are praying and studying for guidance in this regard, but I know that this family has great promise.

The girl we are teaching is AWESOME! Such a smart girl. We also starting sharing with her mom this week!!! Her mom loved the message of the Plan of Salvation. She loves that the Church´s main focus is the Eternal Family. It was such a great lesson. She supports her daughter totally in getting baptized, and hopefully she and will be soon to follow. The other is a 10 year old boy...he is the son of a family that we are starting to teach that has been on and off faithful in the church. They have been inactive for a while now, but they have begun to return!!!!! Yesterday the whole family came. He has begun reading a verse from the Book of Mormon every night before he says his prayers. I am so excited for this little kid. I think he really is taking this seriously, and he´s just a really good kid. Keep them in your prayers this week please. They are really special.

We had a great week at finding new people to teach. I am so excited to keep working with those that we found this week. There are some true miracles, and there is great promise in these people. We had a rougher week with the work with members, but we are making adjustments this week so that it will work out better. Hermana Chamorro and I are really having a good time together. She is such a very special hermanita. I see lots of potential in her as she goes throughout the mission. She has such a strong testimony of the Gospel.

One thing that I am gaining a stronger testimony of every day is the fact that our Heavenly Father puts us exactly where we need to be. I have seen so many miracles this week, just from being in the right place at the right time. I know that so much of that is a result of obedience and faith, as well as shutting out the fear that prevents you from talking to everyone. That is something I am trying to do better at, is talking to everyone and sharing the gospel with EVERYONE that crosses our path. Miracles come to pass through small and simple things.

Well, that´s all I got...Time to go celebrate the 4th of July with my gringo compadres :)

Be good.

Abrazos grandisisisisimo.

-Hermana Bertagnole

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