Monday, March 20, 2017

Letter 20 Mesa, Arizona March 20, 2017

Hi Everyone!

This week has been pretty good! Sister Anderson and I have been finding a lot of new people to teach! We have literally had a few people walk up to US and ask us if they can be taught the Gospel! It is a pretty cool thing to experience 

We have a baptism this Saturday! Her name is Natalia, and she is 9 years old! She has been adopted by a family who are LDS, and she has been going to church with them for the past 6 months. We have loved getting to know Natalia as we teach her the lessons of the Gospel. We are so excited for her to grow, learn and understand as time goes on. We also will be having another baptism on April 8th!!! We have been teaching a boy named Mikey for a bit now. He is 11 years old, and the son of a woman who is LDS. He and his mom agreed to having him be baptized!!!!

We have been teaching a Vietnamese man named So for a while now too! He doesn't speak very much English at all. So, our lessons are pretty interesting! But, despite the language barrier, he has a desire to learn more. He has been reading the Book of Mormon every night, and also praying! We are hoping to find someone who can translate into Vietnamese haha! So, if any of you out there know someone, PLEASE LET ME KNOW haha! 

This is us with Mikey after one of our lessons! 
(His little sister didn't want to show her face)

Sister Anderson and I hitting the streets!

The sunsets here in AZ have never been prettier! 

It has been in the 90's these past 2 weeks, and it is only March!!! So crazy! The summer here miiiiiight be the end of me, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see haha. 

I just want you all to know of my love for my Savior, Jesus Christ. Through Him, all wounds - physical, mental, emotional - can be healed. As we lay down our burdens at the feet of the Great Physician, all can and will be made right - but only if we let Him help us. 

I love you all so much. Thanks for all of your support and prayers. 
-Hermana Abigail Valenta

Questions From Mom
What the best thing that happened this week?
We put another person on date for April 8th!

What are you studying and learning about?
I am studying a lot about the Atonement with Easter coming up. I have learned that the Atonement is seriously the most important event in all of the history of the world. Without the Atonement, we wouldn't be able to get back to Heavenly Father, so there would be no reason for this life. The Atonement can heal anything and everything, if you let it.

Do you know that I love you?
I sure do! Love ya mama! :)

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