This week was awesome!!! As usual...because the mission is awesome in itself. :) However, I am officially in my last transfer (ultimo cambio). I cannot believe it... :(( But, these last six weeks will be the best ever!! I am still in Lima, in San Juan in a ward that´s called Canevaro with my amazing companion Hna Rodrigues from Chile. We are working hard and seeing miracles. :)
This week, I dont remember a lot of details...haha but we had interviews with President Douglas! We talked about acquiring Christlike attributes to be perfected in Christ. He said that in order to gain these attributes (such as patience, faith, charity, etc.) one has to earn them. They are not free because what Christ did was not easy. Heavenly Father wants to see that we are willing to work to change our character and be more humble so that He can then bless us...after we have done everything that we can. ( 2nd Nephi 25:23...in the Book of Mormon :) Also, that He gives us weaknesses to help us recognize that we need Him to overcome them. It is so true. Something that I have learned on my mission is that we are absolutely nothing with the help of our Father in Heaven. We may think that we can do everything on our own, but there will come a point when there is nowhere else to go and He will be waiting with His arms open ready to recieve us :)
That is what we were able to see this week, as two less active members of the church who had not been in about 30 years were able to recognize their weaknesses, utilize the Atonement of Jesus Christ and come once more into His fold :) Elmer and Juan. They are awesome and they are super ready to be active and do their part to be able to live with our Father in Heaven in the next life.
It is incredible to see the Lord work in the lives of everyone. He is there waiting and He is merciful. What he requires is repentance and humility. :)
Have a great week!!
Con mucho amor siempre,
Hermana Elisheva Ali
PS. I have a bunch of pictures, but the cord doesnt work sooo I will try next week :)