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Monday, June 27, 2016

Week 37 (Ask Inspired Questions)

Dear family and friends,

Well another week has flown by. I really need to take more notes of what happens in the day. I have been slacking lately.

Monday: Normal day. But it passed way too fast! P-days are always gone in a flash.

Tuesday: It was a good day. We had a really fun "Noche de Hogar" with the family Martinez Flores! It was on faith and we had an activity that was a blast! We laughed so much with them! This family was on the point of breaking apart entirely and now we are seeing so much change-more unity. It is amazing how the gospel is for the family. It is to unite us here on earth and for eternity! We are working really hard right now with the husband. He is the most hard hearted at the moment. If we can get him to soften up and be baptized, the whole family will for sure go with him! This is such an amazing work to save families!

Wednesday:  Today we did splits with two members from the ward. I went with Hermana Kati and we talked to a man about the plan of salvation. In that moment I felt that I should ask him to be baptized. At first I thought, "No! That's crazy. I've just met this man and we have only been talking for about 3 minutes!" However, despite my thoughts of the natural woman, I invited him to be baptized and he accepted! It was my first invitation in the street that someone has actually accepted! It was an amazing experience! Now we will have to see what happens with him, if he progresses. I hope so!

I also went with some members to visit an Hermana Blake. She is very sick and basically can't do anything. Her dedicated visiting teachers go to teach her at least once a month every month without fail. It was so great to see these women fulfill their call and to love this woman so dearly and so perfectly. It didn't matter that she can't go to church or that she can barely hear us. They went to fulfill their duty and to truly love this woman. Hermana Blake was so grateful for their visit and that the Hermanas remembered her. I truly know that Visiting teaching is so important. Everyone needs that support. It doesn't matter if they look like they are fine or have the perfect life. Everyone has a problem with something in their lives. Until we are perfect and exactly like Jesus, we all need help with something.

Thursday: Today was awesome because we had 8 lessons with a member present! Woohoo! That's a new record for one day! However it did involve a lot of standing. We didn't sit all day. So we were really tired when we got home.

Friday: Today we found an investigator of GOLD!!! We contacted her and her mom the other day while it was pouring down buckets of rain. We were all huddled under a tarp in front of a store. Today we went to visit them. The mom wasn't there, but the daughter, Ruth, talked to us. I really learned the importance of inspired questions. We found out her father died of cancer 4 years ago. We talked about the plan of salvation and how she can be united with her father. It was a very spiritual and moving lesson. We invited her to be baptized and she accepted! We are going to work so hard with her so she can be baptized and have a strong testimony!

Saturday: Normal day

Sunday: It was kind of a sad day. All of our investigators were sick-literally all of them! So no one came to church. But it's okay, next week will be better.

Today I was reading in Ether how Moroni is now the only one left and all these great civilizations crumbled because of their pride and refusal to repent. These civilizations had all the power, all the riches, they had everything they needed but because of their pride and their sole focus on riches they destroyed themselves. Sometimes I think we are like that. We are self-destructive. We make our own problems. We overthink things. We blow up at small things. We take things the wrong way. I think that about 50% of the problems we have, we create. We create them with our pride, our greed, and our disobedience.We have to learn to humble ourselves, accept our weaknesses and work to change them. We must accept that we are not perfect and accept the weaknesses in other people. If not, we will destroy our family and our lives just like the Nephites and Jaredites were destroyed. I know each of us has the capacity to change. Through Jesus Christ, all change is possible if we are only willing to take that first step to change.

Love you all! I hope you all have an amazing week!

Hermana Lutze

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