Sunday, November 8, 2015

Southside Week 12 - 100 Days

This past week I hit 100 days since I was set apart as a full-time
missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!
I'm looking forward to making the next 100 days a lot better and more

Well, to start off, this past Monday we met with "A". He's the one
we met in Chipotle. The Hermanas met with us at the church and we had
a great lesson with him about the Book of Mormon. We invited him to be
baptized. He was still unsure, and struggles with why baptism in our
church is different than being baptized in another, but we committed
him to pray and ask if this is the true church. I have faith that God
will answer his prayers.

He also came to Stake Conference yesterday!! He's such a stud. He was
wearing a red-velvet suit and had a black top-hat thing. That's 3
weeks in a row!! #Miracles

He is so special and has such a great light in his eyes. He would
really bless this ward. I know that the Spirit will help us know how
to help him. He won't be able to meet with us tonight, but I'm hoping
we will be able to meet with him at some point this week!

I HAVE A NEW COMPANION: Sister M-H! She's great. Shes from
California, Nevada, and Arizona. I love her! She's been struggling
with homesickness but yesterday she got a blessing and she felt a lot
better afterwards. I had similar feelings my first week in the mission
field and throughout my first transfer. I'm praying to know how I can
most effectively help her!

I got some planning tips from some missionaries this past week, so
this coming week is going to be full and busy! I am so excited to work
hard and to work alongside Sister M-H! She's awesome.

The Lord has sent a lot of tender mercies this week as I have
struggled to be a trainer and lead in the work in this area. One
example is from Tuesday evening after transfers. We had gotten home,
finished personal and companionship study, and were heading out the
door to an appointment. I was nervous and didn't know if I had done
everything right, or if anything I was doing was making a difference,
but as I went to turn off the light in our living room, the Spirit
touched my heart and told me that I wasn't alone, and that Heavenly
Father was proud of me and my efforts. That feeling comes back to me
throughout the quiet moments of the day.

I know that God loves us and helps us.
He truly does answer our prayers. He is aware. He gives us what we
need in the very moment we need it.

I am so grateful to be a missionary. I feel so blessed and lucky to
have this opportunity. I am grateful for the people here and the
opportunity we have been given to serve them.

Have a great week!
Sister Gallegos

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