So I've been transferred to Estero YSA in Naples! And it's amazing. I am with Sister Tarullo who is from Boulder, Colorado so we talk lots about the mountains and how there is none in FL haha. I love the feel out here and the spirit of missionary work in the area. There are so many miracles and so many faithfilled people here.
We've started working with Domanique who is dating a kid in the congregation. She has a huge desire to come closer to God, to feel His spirit more thoroughly in her life, and to apply the scriptures to what she is going through! She's taught me a lot about applying the scriptures and letting the Spirit teach us the things that we need to know. And to have an open heart to accept those things!
I have been learning a lot from Sister Tarullo about following the Spirit. In order to feel the Holy Ghost in our lives, we have to be listening. We have to take time to pause and that is when thoughts of the Spirit will come into our mind. But... We have to follow them! We had an instance this week where Sister Tarullo felt the need to knock on a particular door and looking at the surroundings of the house wouldn't necessarily make you think that young college students would live there. But, we talked with a boy that was 16 that really appreciated us praying with him. I know that that instance will always remain in his heart and it will prepare him to accept the gospel in his life.
I've finished the Book of Mormon and this last time as I read, i was focusing on the theme of repentance. The thing I have learned the most about repentance is that it is to change us to come closer to Christ. Depending on how willing we are to accept God's hand to change us, we can receive more joyful blessings . Change is around is and it is for everyone!
Have a great week! Love you all.