October 15, 2014

Reconhecer o Salvador

                                                                                                                        October 13, 2014

 This week was AWESOME and really hard at the same time. Funny how these two ideas go hand in hand, right? There´s a lot that I could say but I´ll just share what I learned in the New Testament and that will be enough

When Christ was calling his apostles, he begins by helping the poor fishermen with the miracles of the fishes and the full nets. It’s interesting to note that the first thing Peter says after witnessing this miracles is, Depart from me for I am a sinful man. He doesn’t feel worthy to be in the presence of the Lord, with all of his weaknesses and faults. And how does the Savior respond? He could very well have said, You are right. You are a sinner, I´ll find someone better. Or- yeah, you´re a sinner. Work on THIS weekness and I´ll come back in a month to try again. or even, I know your weaknesses, if you follow me we´ll work on them together.

But He doesn’t.

He just says - Don’t fear. I will make you a fisher of men.

Christ doesn’t call attention to our faults, He just sees who we can become. He wants us to have this vision of ourselves also. While we are tormented by all the things we can’t do, He sees everything that we can do. Everything that we are and the divine potential that we have.

I´ve read this passage so many times but I never noticed, never understood. I realized when I read this that I don’t actually know the Savior all that well. When I don’t manage to do everything the way I would like to, I get really frustrated with myself and really critical but you know, the Savior doesn’t do that. He is a god of mercy, he has charity- the pure love of Christ. I´m starting to understand how much the Savior really loves us and what kind of man He was. And I want to be like Him.

Challenge this week: Forgive someone who you think doesn’t deserve it. That´s what the Savior does every day.

Love you all!
Sister Carroll




October 2, 2014

Week of Miracles!!!

                                                                                                                  September 29, 2014

First off, you just have to know that my comp right now, sister Acosta, is like my best friend in the world. I love her SO DANG MUCH and we were in a week-long division so I got her back last night for the first time since last pday and it was like a sleepover with your friends after a long time apart.
Sister Acosta is standing next to Sister Carroll - what a gift for them to get to be together again, this time as companions

It’s been such a great week. I had a lot of really neat experiences where I felt the Savior very close to me and helping us and the work in a very personal way. It’s not anything big that shapes our testimony, but it’s the daily little experiences that strengthen and help us.

I know that the Lord hears and answers prayers.

I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, the most correct book on the face of the Earth, and the best way to feel close to the Savior. It is our guide to understanding the Atonement.

I know that God will respond to anyone who asks with a sincere heart if the Book of Mormon is true; I know that the promise in Moroni is true. Sometimes we have trouble recognizing the answer, but that doesn´t mean that we didn’t receive one.

I learned that answers to prayers come when we are serving other people, not when we are on our knees.

I know that when we love someone, we have the courage to say hard things. Sometimes the best expression of love is correction.

Another way to show love is to express confidence and trust someone, even if you don’t think they are worthy of your trust.

Perfection doesn’t come in this life, but we can learn to have the right attitude with our weaknesses.

Love you all!
Sister Carroll
new picture for the week with Sister Baker &...