Here on my mission I've had the chance to stand up countless times for the things I believe. This week I had an experience that was a little bit different from the rest. We were teaching a member who often comes to church, the only problem is he doesn't really have a testimony of The Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. As he attacked the things I hold so dear to my heart, I was able to see how strong my testimony is. Nothing he said had any effect on me. Everything I've seen and experienced my whole life testifies of God and of His church. Nothing any man can do or say can make me deny the things that I know. When he asked if I would die for Joseph Smith, I with all assuredly said YES. Not that Joseph Smith is anything more than a prophet of God. But he in a way represents the reason for everything I know about my Savior. He was the instrument God used to restore the Church of Jesus Christ again to the earth. Along with that came all the missing knowledge about God and His plan for us. It came with the keys and authority necessary for our salvation. It came with a way for me to personally know and love my Savior. Yes, indeed that is a cause worth dying for.
This has been a week of goodbyes. Next week is transfers and we are 98% sure Sister Foukimoana is leaving. Everyone here absolutely loves her (Me included). We have been trying to make this last week a special one for her. (side note: She has been on her mission for 9 months now, and she has been here in San Jose the whole time). Next week I will get my next and last companion. I wonder who she will be. I'm praying for the best Sister in the mission.
Sister Abish "Solid Testimony" Curtis
1. Philippines Money
2. Our last district picture (w/ Philippines flag)
3. Climbing a tree for a flower (my companion really wanted the flower)
4. We are sad Sister Foukimoana is leaving :(
5. Cutest kids ever!!!