Monday, April 11, 2016

When your Life is a mess, but Jesus got you

This week was insane. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, but #Miracles. 
We were an hour late to dinner two nights in a row, due to confusion, late packages, life, maps app...etc. We got lost so many times this week. 
And then I was the chosen one, and was rewarded with an awful plague. I was so sick this weekend. We attempted to venture outside the apartment and do some service for a member, and then she promptly sent us home due to my violent sneezes. But I ate Taco Bell this week. So I consider myself #Blessed. 

But despite all of this craziness, I have not "lost it", or gone berserk. I have constantly felt at peace. I know that that peace comes from the Spirit!

Want to know another big blessing of my life this week? 
SISTER COPELAND
She's from Hurricane, Utah, and I absolutely adore her. She's like a ray of sunshine. I feel so at peace around her and she has helped me to be a better missionary already since day 1 of this transfer. She's bold, powerful, and filled with Christlike LIGHT.  

God has blessed me so good with every single companion I've gotten to be with. :)) 

Sister Copeland and I have set 3 goals for this transfer and this area. Our goals are inspired by the Spirit and I know we can achieve them through Faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. 

Also, our district is doing something cool where every companionship picks a day, and on that day everyone in the district prays for that companionship to have miracles. Our day is Tuesday if you want to join in. 😏

WE ARE PUMPED. 

Miracles:
- Passed out a Book of Mormon to a lady who works at Walmart. We also got her number. 😉
- We were sent 2 referrals 
- We "made it rain" with pass-along cards. #GETSOME
- People gave us SO much food this week! Including cookies. Yuuuummmm 

I owe our miracles to God (always) and to sister Copeland and her faith. By her example she is building me up and helping me to be more courageous and bold! I love her. 

We've gone through all our records this week and are stopping by EVERYONE. We met with the Bishop on Sunday and will be meeting with him every Sunday to talk about the work. BIG things are happening up here in BG. 

I LOVE being a missionary. 
Love it. 

There are weeks or weekends where I've had the plague and life has been really hard. But it's worth it because I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is True. 
It's all worth it because of Jesus Christ. 

This week I'm going to work extra hard to be a more consecrated missionary. To give everything I have and "hold nothing back." I want my nature to be changed. I want to change. I want to be "purified, even as He is Pure." (Moroni 7:48

As I was reading about Alma the younger and his mission, I was impressed by how consecrated he was. He never mentions how he sits there or journeys to and fro longing for home or Panda Express. His heart and his mind is centered on the Lord's work. I want to be better at that! 

This past Friday I hit 9 months since I've been out on a mission. Today it really struck me. And I got a little leeky-eyed. This whole process is changing me. This whole experience is bringing me pure Joy. I want to give everything into these next 9 months

This Quote: 
"When you came to the mission field you burned the bridges behind you, you burned the ships in the harbor. There is no retreat to your former life. You cannot have one foot at home and one foot in the mission field. The Lord demands our whole soul on the sacrificial altar. That is the price we must pay, and when we do, we become instruments in the hands of God."

Christ gave His All for you and me.  
I know that He cares about us in a way that can't be measured. 


Life is so good. I hope you all have a great week!

Love,
Sister Gallegos 

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