Monday, January 25, 2010

A Mother's Influence

Well I really haven’t heard about Haiti. Only that something bad happened. I heard a couple people talking about it but here they pronounce Haiti like eye-ee-ti so I really didn’t know what they were talking about. It was a while before I remembered that they don’t pronounce the H here.

Yesterday was stake conference in the stake of San Luis Potosi. It was pretty boring. But our mission president was called to speak in it and he just got up there and woke everybody up because of his really excited way of talking.

The other day we came home and our power was off. So we went to flip the main power switch back on and our heater that we had literally blew up! There are burn marks on the floor from where it was! So I guess I’m just going to have to use more blankets at night now.

This next Thursday we have to go back to Aguascalientes to meet the president of the area. So there’s something cool that will happen.

Last Thursday it was about eight o’clock at night when we finished with all of our appointments, we really didn’t know what to do so we just decided to go to the house of one of our investigators who we had a long time ago who isn’t really progressing. She invited us in and we started talking to her and found out that she was having a little bit of difficulty with her daughter which is about three years old. So we explained to her how reading the Book of Mormon with her daughter every night can help her. I also shared with her a scripture about the stripling warriors and how it was there mothers that had taught them to be so strong in the gospel and how sometimes we don’t really realize the power that the mothers have in shaping the soul of a child. That if they teach them good and pure things when they are young, they will grow up with those things in there heart and become good people. Right after I said in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. She started to cry and said that now she really knows that there is a God and that he loves her. She said that right before we came she was crying because she didn’t know what to do with her daughter. Right then we knocked her door and told her the things she needed to hear.

That’s about it for today. Be safe and read the scriptures.

Elder Whetten

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