Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hello everyone!
This week has been very successful! We have found a lot of new investigators! and this week, we have been trying to extend the baptismal invite more frequently,  and we have seen the blessings and have a few people preparing to be baptized! :) I am so excited to keep working with the people here! Hopefully, I get to stay longer!
So, on wednesday we met Enrique and had about a two minute door conversation with him and invited him to come to church. He said he would try, and guess what? He came! We hadnt even taught him a lesson or anything. That morning, he said that he first went to a different church that is kinda down the street from ours but he had a feeling (the holy ghost) that it wasnt the right church and he shouldnt go in. He then texted us and showed up and stayed for all three hours! I was so happy! We invite a lot of people to come to church, but this was the first time that I had seen someone actually follow through and come! :) We are now teaching him! :)
 I am so grateful for this gospel and for this chance I have to share it and see it change lives! :)
I love you all! :) I hope you enjoy this next week!!
Hermana Sarah Spackman

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,
This week has been great!! We had an amazing zone meeting, and it really motivated me to talk to everyone and to exercise my faith!! I have seen the blessings that come from talking to everyone already! I love it! We have met a lot of really cool people who are willing to listen.
We were able to have exchanges this last week. It was kind of scary because I stayed in our area and our Sister training Leader is an English missionary. So, I was the only one who could teach lessons and contact people in Spanish. I realized that no matter what question or doubt our investigators had, I could always testify about the Book of Mormon. (and luckily I know how to do that in spanish! haha) We ended up having some great lessons about it! And even if they couldnt understand exactly what I was saying, I know the Spirit was there. And that is one of the incredible things about this restored gospel. We have the Book of Mormon and it has been written for our day. I know that the Holy Ghost can be with us anytime we read it and testify about it! Because its true!
We were also able to have interviews with President Bonham this week! It was my first time, and it was cool.You can really see how much he cares about us and how inspired he is. I am so grateful that I have been called to work with such a great President!
I hope everyone has an amazing week! :) Thank you for all of your support!
I love you!!
Hermana Spackman
Something I read this week that stood out to me. Alma 38:8
No matter how much pain we are in or much sin we have committed, we CAN and WILL find peace through Jesus Christ and the gospel!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

This week we were able to do lots of service with the community! It was great! We helped put together kindergarten kits, and then we went to the high and helped judge senior presentations! It was cool, not the usual missionary work, but we were able to meet a lot of people!
The spanish is coming!! this last week especially I have been able to talk more and say what I want to say without having to think to hard about it!! :) I am so grateful for the chance I have to learn a language with the Lord right by my side! :)

This we have a goal of printing out talks from our prophet Thomas S. Monson and using them during our contacts! I am excited to switch things up and see how this goes! We just want to focus on what makes our church different and hopefully this will be able to catch the attention of more people!
I know that we have a prophet and apostles today. I know that they receive revelations for us, specifically for us. And as we strive to follow their teachings, we will be blessed and find more direction in our lives.
I love you all! :) I hope you have a great week! :)