Friday, April 14, 2017

Week 93

 Elder Olvera and Jeffrey out on the streets
 My last box arrived!
Splits with Elder Hall from Utah

I hope you all have enjoyed this past week! Spring break is always a great time! Here in Saltillo everyone has also been on break. Every year, the week leading up to Easter is called the semana santa or holy week. During semana santa, basically everyone is on vacation or with family which makes it a little harder to teach and find new people but we have had a good week in spite of the difficulties. 

We had an interchange of companions with Elders Hall and Damuni from Utah and had a great time working and learning from them the past couple of days. We are still teaching Roberto, Armando, and we are also teaching a fabulous investigator named Patricia. 

Patricia is such an awesome investigator. She asks us fabulous questions and has many doubts that we try to resolve. Yesterday we wanted to teach her about faith, repentance, and baptism but she asked us question after question and we did our best to answer them! It was hard because my companion and I had planned to share something else with her but we were very excited to talk with someone who is asking questions and seeking a divine confirmation to know that what we are teaching is true. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend and that we can remember the reason why we run around our backyards looking for hidden eggs filled with candy. As members of the Church and Christians, we believe that our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ carried out an infinite Atonement for the sins of all mankind. 

The Atonement, which started in the Garden of Gethsemane and continued with His suffering and ultimate crucifixion on the cross. His suffering was incomprehensible yet he suffered because He loves us. On that glorious Sunday morning, I add my testimony to the numerous others, that He was resurrected and conquered the grave, making it possible that each of us receives the gift of a resurrected perfect body and a chance to return to live with our Heavenly Father. 

Have a wonderful week and special Easter weekend!
Elder Shipley 

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