Monday, August 11, 2014

The Savior Lives

Aug. 11, 2014

Recently I have had difficulty counting my blessings, because there are too many to count!! haha this week was phenomenal. I think we had a picture perfect week, not many trials like other weeks and we had pure smiles and happiness. I had a blast finding new families to teach and feeling the spirit with investigators and members! At this point you can name anything about missionary work and I can tell you I love it. I have really grown to love every aspect of this work. We baptised Yulisa like we had planned!!! she was pretty nervous, but after feeling an enormous peace in the beginning of her baptismal service she was calm, poised and excited once entering the the waters of baptism. I was able to baptise her, and I was nearly brought to tears seeing her face and eyes light up with joy while we were still in the font. There is no greater happiness than this!

Sunday morning was incredible too, we passed by the homes in Hermano Lopez van and packed it tight with investigators, like sardines in a can! I sang in sacrament meeting, and was accompanied by the precious Hermana Libby on piano. I sang Because I have Been Given Much I Too Must Give. A very appropriate hymn for an Elder that has been so blessed for 2 years in the Lords service.  Everything is progressing well and we have great plans for this next week.

Obviously I am a jumble of emotion finishing up my final days here in Mexico but there is nothing stopping me from finishing strong. I have no doubts that I will finish at an all time high. I love being a missionary and know it will be a difficult goodbye when the time comes for me to take off my missionary badge. I look forward to the future with all my faith and trust in God with all my heart. I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior Jesus Christ! Angels have protected me I have been in Gods hands for 2 years. I know that what I preach is the truth. There is a fire within my that fuels a powerful desire to share this gospel with everyone I meet. I know that the blessings of hard work are numerous. as we strive to live by faith and obedience there is no doubt in my mind we will find so much joy, peace and happiness. I have past through a lot in these last 2 years, and today I have so much love for my church, God and Savior.

Ill end with a poem I wrote this week that express my appreciation for my missionary service.

My Savior Lives by Elder Farrow 

My Savior Lives. What more can I say?
I have had His name over my heart every single day.
He guided me, protected me, and healed my broken heart.
He always supported me from the very start.
He walked with me and renewed my soul.
He has comforted me and helped me reach my goals.
He has changed me, He has made me strong.
I remembered the nails and pushed along.
It was never easy. I fought and fought and fought.
I was called to serve in a desert, where the sun was so hot.
I have worked so hard. I have given my all.
I have put my trust in the Lord with my back against the wall.
At the end of two years  I fall to my knees,
and ask my Father in Heaven if He is pleased.
Pleased with the work that I have done
serving as a missionary in the work of His son.
In my prayers I feel my Saviors love.
My personal revelation has come from up above.
I will never stop, because His work will never end.
For my entire life I will serve my family and friends,
He is by my side, and with me He will stay.
And even when I stumble He will help me find my way.
I know my Savior lives and with every waking hour,
I will be obedient and testify of His redeeming power.
I am ready now, there is nothing more to say,
For I know Christ lives and loves everyday.

I love my family tons and am grateful for your constant stream of prayer, love and support. I will finish strong and will see you all soon. I hope you all have an amazing week!

Elder Farrow

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