Aber der Herr sieht das Herz

This week flew by so quickly. I made tres leches! And it turned out really good, by far the closest thing to Latino food I've had here.

We met our new mission President and his wife. They are amazing, I'm looking forward to working with them for this next year. As we were being introduced to them, something Sister Leimer said really touched my heart. She referred to the beginning of the Book of Mormon.

**Quick little note for those of you who don't know the Book of Mormon: It's a record of an ancient people in the ancient Americas. It begins with the account of a man named Lehi. He was guided by God out of Jerusalem because of the wickedness of the people. Lehi took his family with them, among them are his sons Nephi, Laman, and Lemuel. The Book of Mormon testifies of the coming of Christ, his birth, and his resurrection.**

After experiencing and witnessing so many spiritual events, Laman and Lemuel were quick to turn their hearts away from God when things got tough. Because of that, Nephi responded to their lack of faith by saying: "Ye are swift to do iniquity but slow to remember the Lord your God. Ye have seen an angel, and he spake unto you; yea, ye have heard his voice from time to time; and he hath spoken unto you in a still small voice, but ye were past feeling, that ye could not feel his words; wherefore, he has spoken unto you like unto the voice of thunder, which did cause the earth to shake as if it were to divide asunder. And ye also know that by the power of his almighty word he can cause the earth that it shall pass away; yea, and ye know that by his word he can cause the rough places to be made smooth, and smooth places shall be broken up. O, then, why is it, that ye can be so hard in your hearts? (1 Nephi 17:45-46).

As Sister Leimer continued to share her testimony with us, I couldn't help but think of how often I find myself in Laman and Lemuel's position. She pleaded us to please believe in miracles and to keep going. I know we often find ourselves in moments of darkness where we forget how powerful God is. I know he knows all of the hearts of his children. I have a strong testimony that he does hear every prayer, including the unsaid ones. I know that as we choose to have broken hearts, we open the gates of revelation. As we choose to believe in the impossible, we will witness how powerful and loving God is. I love God. I love this gospel, through it I have seen the hand of God in my life. Let us not be quick to harden our hearts to Him.

Alles Liebe,

Sister Quintana 

Last week for our district pday we went to Sächische Sweiss and Königstein. The east is beautiful!