During this week, I was blessed with one of the best experiences of my entire life. Some recent converts from my first area, Sergio and Elena Garcia, were able to enter into the temple for the first time! This week they were sealed to their 7 year old son Alan for time and all eternity.
We learn in Matthew 16 that Peter was given authority and keys from Jesus Christ himself, "And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
That same authority is found on the earth again today. It was restored because God wants us to be with the people we love forever.
The Garcia family is an eternal family. All of which was only made possible through the power of the Priesthood of God. You can all pray to come to know that this authority really exists! I will pray that you do.
This week has been incredibly busy! Transfers are this week, and only 9 out of the 77 companionships did not get effected. 136 missionaries shuffling around within a 7hr block on tuesday, cross your fingers! hahaha. My new companion is Elder Riggins! He is from Idaho Falls, Idaho. Honestly, he is such a good man and the perfect companion for me. We are going to have so much fun this upcoming transfer! I will send you a picture of us. I love you all, we have to leave to go and pick up the new missionaries from the airport right about now. There are 5 missionaries coming to wait for their visa until they can head out to Australia and Taiwan. It was super unexpected, but we will have 12 new missionaries in total. It is a big transfer!
Have a wonderful week!
1319 Butterfield Rd Ste 522
Downers Grove, IL 60515
1) Myself, Elder Marchant, and Elder Riggins
2) The Garcias and some members from the Elgin branch!
3) The Garcias (:
4) Do you all remember Hermana Catalino? hahah
5) Alan the future missionary!