January 9, 2017

La hora mejor para sembrar un arbol es 30 anos atras; la proxima es hoy.

Dear Friends and Family,

I love you all! Thanks for your love and support! 

So, time to set some goals for the New Year. Time to set some goals for the mission. Time to set some goals for the day. Here's the thing to remember: The best time to plant a tree is 30 years ago. The second best time is now. Remember all of the things that wouldn't have happened if Alma the Elder and his brethren hadn't prayed so fervently for Alma the Younger and his buddies. Thousands of souls were brought unto Christ. Sometimes the fruits of our efforts seem pretty meager compared to theirs, but they had a whole lifetime! I also have realized that they didn't personally convert thousands of Lamanites. They set up the church and their converts did the work themselves. Similarly, if we see our efforts in terms of what we alone have done, we will see fairly linear growth. But if we trust in the Lord to magnify our efforts, at the  end of our lives, we can look back and see that the prayers we offered today resulted in the salvation of many souls. Not that it was our prayers alone, simply that without them, we can't be sure anything would have happened.

I hope that made sense. I don't really have time to review it. 

Yessenia and Landon came to church! I don't know if they'll necessarily be ready on the 28th, but I believe they will be converted and baptized. Leo was so cute. He didn't want to go to Primary without his mom, and she wanted to go to Sunday school, so he sat through Sunday School, then Relief Society, then Sacrament Meeting. In Spanish, which he doesn't really understand. By the end, he was so bored, he asked Hermana Arenas why church was so boring. She told him it's because he didn't go to Primary. "Next week, I'm going to MY class!" Hooray! They're coming back! And this time, for the first time ever, everyone will be in their own class!

For those who want to know, Yajairah who I had to give to the English missionaries has been to church every week, and her parents are starting to read the Book of Mormon too. Hooray! I feel a family baptism coming on!

Love you all!

Hermana Sleight