Monday, February 6, 2017

Hi friends! I hope you're all having a great week. My companion and I are having a lot of success in our area so we're pretty happy about that. The members in our ward are AMAZING and always give us references of people who are interested in our message. That's been keeping us super busy! So there's a member in our ward who is leaving for his mission tomorrow, his name is James. He's going to the Bolivia Cochabamba mission! We were with him in the morning helping him with some last minute shopping. It brought back a lot of memories of when I was preparing to leave! Pray for him and his success in the mission please! This last week my companion and I went to Ilo again! It was super great to be back in my first area again. I was able to see some of my converts and members in that area that have made an impact on me, so I definitely felt strengthened this week from this trip! 
This week I want to dedicate this letter to my dearest parents (: Mom and Dad, I don't know if there's anything I could do to repay you for everything that you've done for me. Your support for me here in the mission means more to me than you know. Even though you are not members of the church and the idea of a mission was foreign to you, you let me go. As I've come to understand more about the love that our Heavenly Father has for us I've also come to understand the love that you have for me as earthly parents. It's pure and unconditional. I am eternally grateful for this gospel, for the opportunity that we have to live with our families forever. Thank you mom and dad for all that you've done for me. Thank you for raising me with morals that have led me to become the person I am today. I am not perfect, nor will I ever be, but through all my faults and weaknesses I have always been grateful to have you two as my parents. I love you so much, thank you for being my parents (:
I hope you all have a great week. Recognize the blessings that our Heavenly Father gives you each and every day. And always remember that his love is unconditional.
Cuidense (:
Hermana Celardo

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