Ok so this week has probably been the most emotional week since being here at the MTC! I will talk more about that later in my email but first, Mom and Dad thanks for the package! And thanks everyone for all the letters, dear elders, and emails! O and Happy Birthday to Virginia this week, I can't believe she is turning 7!! Give her a big hug from me!
So our lessons have been going pretty well this week. There is one lesson that I really want to talk about because it just went so well! So we were teaching Belgica and we have asked her about baptism but she said she's not sure if she is ready. Her relationship with her dad is very strained and is very against the church and her mom is very sick with cancer. So we have been focusing on trying to get her ready for baptism. For our lesson we talked about the Atonement of Christ and at first I could tell our lesson wasn't really going well. We were explaining the Atonement to her and she just didn't really seem in tuned to our lesson and she asked questions and we didn't really understand her and we didn't know how to answer. So then I took my scriptures, notebook, basically everything that I had and put it off to the side. I leaned forward and looked at her directly in the eye and told her that Christ loves us and because of that love he has given us the atonement so that we can be forgiven. I told her that I know this church is true and that this gospel will bless your life and that it will bless your family. I told her that she would be able to strengthen her relationship with her father through this gospel and that she could forgive him. I told her that her family could be together forever and that this gospel has blessed my family's life and that I wouldn't have it any other way. As I was telling her all of these things tears were running down my face. I was so overcome by the spirit and I couldn't help my emotions. Hermana Read then started to cry and shared her testimony. When we came out of that lesson we were still crying, we couldn't stop. Everything was starting to hit us in that moment that our testimonies have the power to touch peoples lives. It was such an amazing experience! The minute we made our lesson personal, we could tell Belgica was more in tuned to what we had to say. It was amazing!
So this week is my last week at the MTC! I can't believe how fast the time has gone! My district is seriously the best! We are going to miss each other so much!! Every departing district sings a song the Sunday before we leave and we are going to sing the EFY medley (As sisters in zion/army of helaman) and we are singing it in Spanish! It sounds so beautiful in Spanish!
So yeah that has been my week! I am about out of time! I love you all!! Thanks for everything!
Hermana Veronica Garces