Hey everyone! I'm so sorry, when I got this week's email, I realized that I hadn't posted last weeks! So here it is! Sorry!
This week was so good! Very challenging though We have a young 16 year old recent convert who is struggling with testimony and wanting to go to another church. his name is Ryan Moody. Please pray for him to gain his testimony again and come back to church! We had 23 lessons this week! Boo ya!!!! We also have started teaching a yound family the Jackson more seriously. and Terry Wyatt had her interview saturday and was supposed to come to church on Sunday and didnt and now we have to push the baptism back!! Stinker... haha people and their agency sometimes frustrate me in how they use it!!! But I figured out some cool things this week! 1st, I know where super powers came from!!!! I was thinking about this and it only makes sense!!! Christ created flying because he is ALWAYS descending out of the sky or ascending into heaven.... haha and then Nephi said he was "swept away to the mountain" TOTAL teleportation! And Nephi and Lehi BOTH saw into the future! and many people in church history have become invisble for protection!!! Like on Ephraims rescue when the husband cant see his wife and children when he wants to kill them and there was a story I heard in church history of Herbert Klopfer who wrote "Home can be a heaven on earth" when he, his brother and mother where escaping from west germany and the soldiers looked in the car and couldnt see them!!! SEEEEE THE POWER OF GOD CREATES SUPER POWERS!!!!!! :) anyways though.... I also have been really focusing in John chapter 21 this week. this is the chapter when The savior is ressurrected and he calls to his desciples to cast their nets on the other side. when the miracle happens and there is so many fish they will tip the boat, they row back, peter jumps out of theboat and swims there he is so excited! adn after they eat the meal the savior has prepared for them, he asks Peter 3 times "Do you love me more than these" talking about his fish.... Peter fervently answers 3 times "yea Lord! thou knowest I love thee!" and Christ each time says "Then feed my sheep." I think this is a wonderful lesson that Christ teaches us here not just for missionaries... but for each of us. Christ previously asked Peter to leave his old life as a fisherman to serve him and his children, to "feed his sheep" but it is the second time after the saviors ressurrection that it finally sinks in to peter that when he told the savior he would leave his nets and feed his sheep IT WAS FOR LIFE!!! What has Christ asked us to leave behind to serve him? Was it a bad relationship? was it dating before you are 16? is it coffee or smoking? is it sleeping in so you dont come to church? is it working on Sunday? What has The Lord Asked YOU to leave behind to serve him? I can and have definitely thought of a few that he has asked me to leave behind in order to be out here in South Carolina.... and I am trying with all my might to LEAVE THEM and to Feed his sheep! I invite every one of you to leave YOUR nets behind, leave the habit, leave your bed, leave even a class you can put off so that you can take seminary or instutue.... do this so that you can feed his sheep. YOU are his sheep too and he wants you to feed yourself so that then you can lift others. Christ said "When thou art converted, feed my sheep".... I Love you all!!! and I hope that you all can carry this message with you and work o leaving your nets behind and feeding Christs sheep, whether thats you or the people around you this week :)
~Love, Sister Dominique Sage Montoya