week seventy-one: y’all finished or y’all done

Hello people of the world! It was a great week in Irvine. Actually it’s always a great week when you’re a missionary.

So basically life is good. I don’t know how else to explain it except for that it’s just good. It’s just really cool to be able to go up to random people and talk about Jesus with them without it being weird. Like being a missionary just rocks. On Thursday we set up a table with copies of the Book of Mormon and whatnot at a local college campus and just talked to people. Lots of people were open, lots weren’t, but regardless I just felt so grateful in that moment to be a
representative of Jesus Christ and His church.

We had a huge miracle this weekend! Friday morning we were getting ready, when we checked our phone and had a bunch of texts from our investigator, Emily. Emily is on date for baptism, but she’s been kind of MIA the last few weeks. We thought she was avoiding us but then out of nowhere she texts us 10 verses from the Book of Mormon that she really likes and told us she’s now in Mosiah. We were finally able to meet with her on Saturday, and she couldn’t stop talking about how much she loves the church and the Book of Mormon, and she already calls herself a Mormon. She’s so excited to get baptized! We’re probably just as excited as she is. πŸ™‚

Saturday was also wonderful because I was able to go back to Placentia for Rogelyn’s baptism!! Sister Harrison and I taught Rogelyn the whole time we were companions, and it was so beautiful to see the fruits of our labors. Rogelyn has changed so much. She has overcome so much and has truly changed through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. She was so excited and happy!! It was a beautiful baptism. And I’m so proud of Sister Harrison and her trainee Sister Phillips for making it all happen. πŸ’•

I love the gospel. I’m so grateful for it and know with all my heart that it is true. I love the scripture, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16) Jesus Christ lives. When He was on the earth He established a church, and that church was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know this is true! Also everyone go watch this video: https://history.lds.org/story/first-vision

I hope you all have an amazing week!

Love,

Sister Martinez πŸ’˜
Classic iPad selfies

Rogelyn!! 🌊🌊

She wanted to squat in front of us…so cute hahah

It was Sister Garcia’s birthday yesterday!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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