Monday, March 30, 2009

Just an update:

This seems to be the easiest way for me to tell everyone without anyone feeling left out of family news. So...as of yesterday Erix is now the Branch President of the spanish branch here in our stake. I am not sure if I am suppose to react a certain way, but I am excited- calm- but excited. We have attended the branch a few times and have spoken there, and we know a few of the members who are so kind. We are anxious for all the work to do to help the branch progress. I have been in a branch my whole life, so it wont be culture shock for me. And I was aksed to bare my testimont yesterday, and standing at the pulpit I felt flashbacks from my mission in Texas. It was there in Texas that I learned of the spansih language and culture, there where I learned to love these wonderful humble people, and where my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ became even more rooted to the power of missionary work. Ever since I served in south Texas the Lord has blessed me with the ability to open my mouth and declare His gospel. I LOVE and often look for opportunities to talk about religion with anyone. I rely on the spirit often to know what exactly I should say, and how to say it. I thank my Father in Heaven daily for blessing me with a "big mouth" and being bold, and for following the prompting to serve a full-time mission. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ is the source of all the joy and blessings I have in life. All I have is a blessing from God, and I know that being in the spanish branch is where the Lord needs my family to right now.

5 comments:

Andrew & Kandyce said...

Congratulations. You will both do great. I couldn't think of a better couple to lead, serve, and proclaim the gospel. :) Love and miss you!

Gena said...

That is exciting you guys! You will be wonderful there. Lots of time and patience, but such a blessing too! You are such a wonderful example Sarah (I'm sure Erix too but I haven't met him.....)Good luck with this new endeavor!

Jen said...

WOW!!! What big news! That is totally awesome! I know from what little I know of Erix, that he does have that special something about him that just beams, that he is a faithful son of God. This is a big deal, not only for him, but for you. It means you are going to have to step it up, and be there for support. (not, that you don't already do that) But now that he has this calling, Satan will be more out to get ya! That reminds me of a story I heard once about a man having a nightmare of Hell, and he was happy about it, because he knew then that he was doing what was right. Do you know that story? I think it may have been a Apostle. Well anyways, I am happy for you!

Cherine said...

Awesome!

{Amanda G} said...

Wow! It'll be busy. Kirk is in the branch pres here and we don't get to see him on Sunday. I miss those days as you probably do. But we never complain because it's a great blessing to serve the Lord. How's handling Amulek all alone at church? Have you mastered it yet?