Monday, June 29, 2015


Crazy!! What a crazy and amazing week this was! In less than 1 day, me and my companion will belong to the Trujillo Norte Mission!! We also have another baptism date with a great investigator who has been prepared by the Lord. Woo! We are going to be housing three more sister tomorrow in our cuarto. Woo! We made fried chicken, fries, and chocotejas today. WOOOOO! I wrote my first letter to our new president today. Woo President Marler!

Alright haha truly Hna. Tomanguillo and I are PUMPED for this week! It has been crazy and will get even more crazy this coming week. There are meetings, changes, preparations, and adjustments to do--and it is a huge blessing from the Lord that we have animo for all that is going on. Serving in the Chiclayo Mission has been such a great blessing in my life and I cant wait to know more missionaries and gain experience from working with a different President! I feel so blessed! (:

I also hit 9 months in the mission. 0_0 what?? (attached is my 9 month "pregnancy" photo!)

As far as scripture study, I am devouring the area I am at now in the scriptures: REVELATIONS!! (or apocolipsis in the Spanish edition of the Bible.) Ok, people say Revelations is cool. NO. REVELATIONS is THE BEST. I cannot believe all the things I have been studying and if you havent cracked open the new testament, DO IT NOW. RIGHT NOW. 

Mostly, I have been studying the heck out of Revelations because of a left over manual I found in our apartment titled "The Life and Teachings of Christ and His Apostles." I am seriously loaded with a mountain of things I could share, but I decided to pick the letter addressed to the Laodiceans in chapter 3, specifically verses 14 through 18:

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

One thing I read in the manual is that the area of the Laodiceans is known for lukewarm water in the city because of the environment. Ironically, the Lord addressed them as "lukewarm people" for their inability to agree on anything and sustain the works of the church (and not to mention a HUGE lack of personal commitment) --the EXACT opposite of the saying "AMEN." (What we say to agree and sustain any work, and how Jesus Christ is the Great Amen, final touch, and agreement to ALL saving actions and ordinances in heaven and earth.) 

Basically, they were acting as FENCE sitters, and if we are not FOR the Lord, we are truly against him. Whether by small degree or by apostosy, we are against Him if we choose not to follow Him. 

Truly, in all of the 7 letters to the 7 churches in the first parts of Revelation, each obscure reference is actually a direct attack on the people or the circumstances of these cities. What is even BETTER is the 11 celestial promises found in chapters 2 and 3. DARE you all to find them. 

Ok. this email is achieving novel status. I better go. But Love you all, I love the scriptures, I love my two missions, and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. Take care all!

Hermana Furness

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