Matt and Chrissy are struggling really hard right now. Life gets harder when you are trying to do the right things. It's crazy how temptation and trial increase exponentially! But they are strong and know they need God to help them through the trials!
Jackie came to church and is making the effort to start over with the lessons and re-learn everything! We are so excited to work with her on this clean start.
We have the best members in Elkhart. They are all so excited about missionary work! It helps us a ton. Missionary work is just tracting without members, and let's be honest, it's not the most effective way to find investigators and retain recent converts. FELLOWSHIP. Help the missionaries in your area by fellowshipping and helping with lessons. They will love and appreciate you forever!!!!
One thing I really liked about this week is I found this BEAUTIFUL picture I've been searching for. It's by Simon Dewey. It depicts the Savior in the Garden of Gethsemane praying to the Father. He gave everything for us. We are so indebted to him. But what matters most is his overflowing love for us and the willingness he had to submit to the Father's will instead of his own. I'm so grateful to have the ultimate big brother watching over and protecting me. I'm grateful for my Heavenly Father who treats me like I am His only child. He has the ability to care for us as if we were his only child. His attention is on us. He is never burdened by our prayers of question, concern or just simple communication. He loves us. How blessed we are to have a loving Father in Heaven and a loving Brother who would do anything to make us happy. They gave us the gospel of Jesus Christ to reach the ultimate happiness. Don't keep yourself from that joy.
I love you all. Thanks for the support and love. Have a fabulous week and remember that God loves you!!!
Sister Mondragon <3
P.S. We did service at an Equestrian Therapy Ranch. It was sweet!!