week seventy: I would highly recommend that for myself

Hi hi! It’s been a busy but awesome week. We went to a lot of meetings, went on exchanges, and I’ll just go ahead and talk about it all…

Tuesday we went to MLC (mission leadership council)! It was so amazing. Basically we are given a training by President and Sister Taggart and the assistants, and then we give the same training to the missionaries in our zones at Zone Training. The focus of the training was our purpose as missionaries. It really inspired me to rise to a new sense of commitment to my purpose as a representative of Jesus Christ. We had the opportunity to teach at two zone trainings. Wednesday we went to the Fullerton zone training (we cover some of the sisters there), and then Thursday we went to our own zone’s zone training. We also had interviews and other trainings as well. It was busy but all good things. It’s so awesome to be uplifted and edified together as missionaries.

Saturday we went on exchanges with some of the ASL sisters. I went to their area and got to spend the day with Sister Sierra and Sister Gonzalez! It was such an awesome day. Something that I have loved seeing as a missionary is that the gospel is the same regardless of the language. It was such a privilege to be able to watch the sisters teach and bear their testimonies in sign language. They taught me how to pray in sign! I was so excited hahah.

Sunday we had a great lesson with our investigator Nathan. We taught him the gospel of Jesus Christ lesson which just goes through the basic principles of faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I love this lesson so much. It’s so incredible that we truly can be cleansed from sin through Jesus Christ. Nathan has such a strong desire to repent, and to change his life and I’m grateful to be helping him along the way.

Our P-day is today because we were able to go to the temple this morning! It’s been almost 6 months since we were last able to go so this was super exciting. I’m so grateful that the gospel was restored so that we can have temples. They truly are the house of the Lord.

Don’t really have much else to say except that I know Jesus Christ lives and I’m so grateful to be a missionary!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Love,

Sister Martinez πŸ’•
MLC

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