Monday, December 5, 2016

1 Year Gone!

My weeks seem to be going so slow but at the same time, can you believe I have been gone 1 full year this week?!?!  Crazy!  I can hardly believe that! Man, oh man, what a great year it has been.  I feel like the same person, yet totally different and changed.  I'd say it's a good change.  My testimony has increased with personal stories and experiences to go with my growth of knowledge.  The level of the amount of joy I have felt is indescribable when individuals whom I've come to love feel changed by the Spirit.  The excitement and happiness usually brings me to tears. I just found out someone I taught in Boise is getting baptized and I'm so HAPPY!!  I have learned and felt what the influence of the Holy Ghost can do.  Knowing that I have acted on or spoken by the power of the Holy Ghost are some of the most satisfying experiences I have ever had. My knowledge and appreciation of the Book of Mormon and other scriptures continues to grow as I study and apply them.  My desire to share the knowledge of Salvation burns as I think about what my Savior Jesus Christ did.  And that's what--or who-- this is really all about--Jesus Christ!  He's the center to my testimony and life and that is what I am here to share!
We had a few very special moments this week as we taught and testified of Jesus Christ. We were teaching the Plan of Salvation to our investigator Jackie and her 15 year-old daughter Brittany.  In the middle of teaching "Earth-life" Brittany says, "Mom, did you tell them the news?"  Jackie indicated that she had not, then announced "Brittany would like to be baptized." Yay yay yay!!  :D  They were both so happy and we were ecstatic! So, we set a baptism date for January 13th!  That was probably the biggest highlight of the week. 
We also were able to set a baptism date for our our 9 year old investigator, Jaycee for January 14th! Exciting stuff.  
There were some other lesons this week where the Spirit was hulk strong and I wish I could talk about 'em all  But, time is short.
Has everyone been participating in #LIGHTtheWORLD??  We've been trying our best out here.  It's such a great way to unite together.
Ponderize: 3 Nephi 18:24
Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold am the light which ye shall hold up—that which ye have seen me do. Behold ye see that have prayed unto the Father, and ye all have witnessed.
Christ said, "I am the light..." Also, "Ye are the light..."  It's interesting we are both the light, but as he says here we are the light as we hold up His light.  We hold it up by doing what He did. )Here's another plug for #LIGHTtheWORLD)  I encourage y'all to participate in the calendar because it is giving us specific ways to hold up that light!
Also, we just got transfer results! Sister Leach is going to Boise and I am staying here another transfer with Sister Fitt!!
From Idaho to you,
Sister Carling
Exchanges with Sister McOmber!
Matching headbands!
Zone breakfast this morning

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