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3.14.17 - There is Sunshine in My Soul Today

Buenas tardes mi familia!! Y amigos! :) 

I hope all of you are doing splendidly. This past week, lots happened and I'm so excited to tell you all about it, but I don't have a ton of time so buckle your seat belts. It's probably going to be a little rough. 

We found some new people to teach, and the lessons went awesome. They didn't come to church though, so that was pretty sad. Because of the area we were teaching in, there were lots and lots and lots of bugs. Don't worry mom, I always wear lots of bug spray, but the little nasties here are pretty persistent.... and that's what happened with my legs. Nothing poisonous bit me (that I'm aware of hahaha) and I feel fine so no worries :) My legs are "muy fayo" as of this point with the bites they left me with.  One of the ones on my ankle is from a spider btw. But I'm happy and we're doing awesome here! 

This is my last week of the 12 week program they have for us to do in the field, which means I'm 4 months into the work! I can't believe how quickly time has gone... I have loved every minute of it, and I've learned so much. 
I learned some pretty important things this week... Things that are special to me, and I want to share with you because you're all special to me. 
First off, I was studying in True to the Faith this week, on faith. Loooove love love True to the Faith. These are the things that stood out to me:
-Faith is a principle of action and power
-In order for your faith to lead you to tslavation, it must be centered in the Lord Jesus Christ
-Having faith means relying completely on Him-trusting in His infinite power, intelligence and love.
-Remember that vecuase He has experienced all your pains, afflictions, and infirmities, He knows how to thelp you rise about your daily difficulties... He has "overcome the world" and prepared the way for you to receive eternal life. 
-He is always ready to help you as you remember His plea: "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not." 
-The Lord will work mighty miracles in your life according to your faith.
-Like all blessings from God, faith is obtained and increase through individual obedience and righteous action. 
I loved reading, and studying about faith, and I want to encourage all of you this week to take a minute or five and study it for yourself, and then ask yourself how you can increase your faith, and how you can nourish it everyday. And then do it :)

Something else that I learned this week and know to be true, is that we each have a divine purpose here on this earth... and that Satan is going to do everything in his power to keep us from achieving that. He knows of the difference we can make in the world if we do the things that our Heavenly Father wants us to, and he knows of our potential. He attacks those in the church because he knows of the difference we can make. I know that some of you, or all of you are passing through something or will pass through those things, life is not without opposition. But I want each of you to remember your divine purpose, your potential, and the difference you can make in the world. And then determine to not let anything keep you from achieving it.  Pray for strength, and I promise that Heavenly Father will hear your plea, and he will send help. 

I'm always praying for you, and I'm so grateful for all of you :) 

Love you all!!

Love , Hermana Brinton


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