week fifty-five: nobody nose

{this is from last week again, I have been sooo busy}

Hi friends! So not a whole lot happened this week. I’ve still been struggling with my health but Heavenly Father is giving me just enough strength to make it through. Hopefully things improve soon 🙂

Tuesday we had a really intense lesson with a part member family. We had met them a couple weeks before and invited them to start taking the lessons. They have had some bad experiences with missionaries in the past, so it was super exciting that they accepted our invitation! Well, this lesson was the second one, the plan of salvation. It went really well, and then by the end, they basically told us they had no desire to know if anything that we teach is true. And the husband, who is a very less active member told us that he hasn’t been to church in 50 years and he doesn’t plan on ever going back. It’s so sad, because they don’t realize how much they’re missing out on. Even when people have a knowledge of the gospel, they still don’t realize how much joy they can receive from living it.

Wednesday was Zone Conference and it was wonderful. We got to see the church’s Christmas video for the first time and it is AMAZING. It’s called light the world, and the whole purpose is that this Christmas season we can become like Christ, who is the light of the world, and we can be the light of the world.

That evening, we had our first official lesson with the Flores family!!! YAY. We taught them the restoration, and their neighbors (the members who brought them to church) were there too. Hugo (the dad) didn’t join us, but Rosalba and their two kids, Victor and Javier joined us. They all loved it. At the end, we invited them to be baptized once they come to know that the Book of Mormon is true, and they all said they would be!!! Their younger son Javier even said he had tried praying on his own ever since we had first taught them how to pray! It was so amazing.

This week is the last week of transfers aka the last week of Sister Paulson’s mission. It’s going to be a crazy week with all of her ‘departure’ festivities and packing and all, but I’m so excited for her. It’s been a blessing to have her as my companion, and I’m grateful I had the privilege of being her last companion.

I know the gospel is true. It has never been more clear to me than it is right now. Jesus Christ truly does live. This is His church. He suffered for us so that we could change and become better. Nothing is more wonderful than knowing that!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

All my love,

Sister Martinez 💕

Always perfect sunsets.

Today we had lunch with one of my former companions, Sister Moore (who’s going home next week), and all of her companions who are still in the mission.


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