Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My First Transfer

June 8, 2015

Saying goodbye to Sister Stubor (right front)
Welp folks....it's transfer time again...! And the big news is.......I am staying here in Rialto 4th with my new companion Sister Ipson! It's going to be awesome....maybe a little rough at first, since we both came out together, and we still aren't FLUENT...per se. But, I will definitely be pretty darn fluent by the end of these 6 weeks. 

The Larios Family
This week has been really good! I have realized just how much I LOVE these people here! We had the opportunity to do some great service for two families in our ward, the Larios family and the Arcos family. I didn't think that I could love them more than I already did....but I found out I could! They are SO great. The Larios family wanted some help with cleaning the windows, so we went over and helped a little bit. Hermana Arcos is pregnant (when I say pregnant....I mean like she is due in 3 weeks....so she is READY), and so we came over to help her clean her house to prepare for the baby....although I am pretty sure she cleaned before we came. It was so nice to talk and get to know these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THEM!

We spent the last day or so visiting families so that Sister Jimenez could say goodbye. 

Right now, we are working on finding new investigators. We are, however, working with la Hermana Fong, and hopefully she will accept a baptismal date of July 11th.
I am SOOOOOOO excited to start working with Hermana Ipson!!!!!!!! 

For this week's spiritual moment----- 

Yesterday we had an AWESOME stake conference where 2 from the Seventy came! It was so awesome! One of them was Elder Nielson....yes the very same....he came to visit our mission not too long ago. His wife gave an EXTRAORDINARY talk...from which I would like to share my thoughts, but first.....

The take home message of the conference----KEEP THE SABBATH DAY HOLY!!!!! No more justifying.....just keep it holy! Remember that it's a time for family, and most importantly remembering GOD! We shouldn't be justifying going out to eat (because it's with our family), or watching football (because we are with our family). Keeping the Sabbath Day holy is a demonstration of your love for Heavenly Father....what are you showing him? 

In Sister Nielson's talk, she shared a GREAT parable, which their family calls the parable of the Peach Tree--- her grandkids REALLY love her peach trees, she talked about how each of her 3 grandkids would get the peaches.....

1) The toddler Andrew would crawl as fast as he could and get to the tree, then stuff the first peach he saw on the ground into his mouth. 

2) The 8 year old, Will, would run as fast as he could to the tree and climb to the very top. He knew that the good peaches were at the very top, because they were the most affected by the sun.

3) The 4 year old, no me recuerdo su nombre, would run to the tree, and look up at his brother....he knew he didn't want the rotten fruit that Andrew was content eating underneath the tree....but he was too scared to climb the tree.

Bottom line----- Some people in this world are content eating the rotten peaches at the bottom of the tree....why? Because they lost sight of their goal....the TREE! We must keep our sights on Eternal Life...the ULTIMATE goal... and then we will not be content with the rotten parts of the world. As far as the 4 year old is concerned...  sometimes we hold back because of fear or sin.... Get up the courage to change and start climbing the gospel tree!!!!! For those of us in the tree, at the top, enjoying the blessings of the gospel.....we need to reach down, and not only encourage those we see but reach down our hand to help them! 

Rialto Sunset...
It reminded me of something one of our Zone Leaders said..... we are all on the sea of life.  As missionaries (and members) we are in the boats with the life jackets....if we don't share the gospel which saves us from the storms of life.....we are riding along in our boats waving and smiling at those drowning around us!!!!!! SHARE THE GOSPEL!!!! Share it because it will bless their lives and their families!

I love you guys!!!!!!! Thank you for your letters and your prayers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great week!!!!!!!

Hermana Wright

Also!!! A special Birthday Shout out to my very own DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is turning 32 this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo! He is probably one of the greatest fathers ever! He is not only intelligent when it comes to school work....he is also intelligent when it comes to the gospel. It helps that he spends every spare moment (mostly) studying the scriptures and gospel material! I miss asking one question and getting a nice 40 minute college lesson....with diagrams and take-home notes included! He really has been one of my very best friends, greatest confidants, and counselors! Thank you Papi-on!!!!!! 

 And my parent's anniversary is this week, as well, couldn't have asked for better parents....they raised such strong people (I have GREAT siblings), and now they get to see the legacy they are leaving behind! They are such great people, and I couldn't have chosen better parents. Thank you for being so influential, helpful, loving, spiritual, exemplary, and strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


No comments:

Post a Comment