Monday, August 3, 2015

Southside Week 2

This week zoomed by. Its a really weird time warp. This week we mainly
focused on meeting with members from the ward. It was great getting to
know them and serving them. When we visited sister Ml we gutted
some fresh catfish. And I mean fresh. One of them was still wigglin'
around as I killed it. We wore black garbage bags to protect ourselves
from catfish juice. Thankfully I couldn't smell anything
#TenderMercies. It was really fun.





We also got to take care of a member's rabbit this week while they
were on vacation. Sister H was in love with him. His name is
Peanut.


We also taught this 93 year old black man. He's adorable. We got him
to say a personal prayer too! Which was great. He's only ever done the
'Lord's Prayer' so we did it primary style and he repeated after me.

We are trying to help our ward become a ward family because they don't
really interact with one another! Fellow-shipping and ward families
are so important. I'd invite all of you to find someone you don't know
This Sunday and be their friend! It goes a long way.

An experience that stuck out to me from this past week:

A brother from our ward invited Sister H and I over to visit his
parents yesterday. They're not members, and they mainly speak Spanish
so we didn't know what to expect. We walked into his parents house and
he translated for us as we shared the "He Lives" video. As Sister
H and brother E were talking, the Spirit kept telling me to
bear my testimony in Spanish. These two sentences kept coming to mind
that I knew in Spanish. I was hesitant, but the Spirit kept prompting
me to open my mouth. So I told brother E that I could share a
very small testimony to his parents in Spanish if that was alright
with him! He was very excited and encouraged me to do so. His mom
turned towards me and we locked eyes and then I took a deep breathe
and said, "Yo se que Jesucristo vive, y yo se que Jesucristo es mi
Salvador." The Spirit was strong. It was the highlight of my week.

It helped me to realize more of my purpose. It's been a little tough
this week. It's sometimes difficult to not get pulled into the mindset
of baptisms=success. But the Lord has helped me to better understand
my calling as His disciple. My purpose is to invite and help others to
come unto Christ-And if I all I do for the next 18 months is serve and
do my best to testify and represent Jesus Christ by loving the people
here, even if they don't accept or want to hear about Him, then it's
been well worth it! I know that He lives and that He loves us all, and
it's an honor to serve the people here and it's an honor to serve Him.
There were many who never accepted Him while He was here, and He loved
and served them anyway. I want to work hard and love these people. I
want to be the missionary that God wants me to be.

I love you all! Thank you for your support.
-Sister Gallegos

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