Hey everyone! :)This has been a sad week for me. I've been saying good bye to most of the people that I teach. You truly don't know how much you'll miss someone till they are gone... It's been sad but I have loved all the experiences and memories that we have shared together. There was a farewell lunch after church and we all ate then it was kinda awkward/sad but I sat in the middle and then people around the room just said their goodbyes. What I mean be awkward is that on the 1% chance that I stay in this area, I return to church after all the goodbyes and say, 'I'm back!' hahah I think it would be funny.
As I was going to teach my favorite person I've met here, sister Nela, I had no idea what to share with her, as it would be our last teaching appointment. We got there and I still didn't know what to teach. So we had the opening prayer and I thought to teach Lehi's vision. I had no idea why but as I started it I realized that it was totally her story, as with most people. Lehi starts in a state of confusion then prays and the Lord shows him a tree off in the distance that would make him happy. No coincidence that the tree was inferebly far away. The Lord requires us to work and show faith to him to receive his blessings. I really thought this was Nela, she was in a state of confusion in her life when we met her. We showed her a way out, the tree. Not only did she eventually partake of the fruit, she sprinted to it. We then went on to enduring to the end and holding to the rod. But that lesson was so powerful and I could just feel the spirit so strongly. It goes on how when Lehi partook of the fruit he desired it for his family.
|Most of the Benedicto Family|
|Family Home Evening hosted by Sister Maan. She is on the right, Rochelle is on the left.|
|Elder Watkins with Javen before he moved.|
|Elder Watkins with Sister Balangatan and family. She gave a talk at Rochelle's baptism.|
|Dustin loves caribous!!!|
|Sipping on a drink Sister Nela made...yum :)|
|Dinner at Sister Nela's!|
|my groupies... after my lovely singing... lol jk this is jus after the missionary musical fireside :)|
|Elder Watkins with some elders from The Zone|
|Elder Watkins with the dude that cuts his hair (in the black shirt),|
Elder Choresca, and another stylist at the salon.