Subject: I am fine and I can feel your prayers.
As you have already heard from Sister Y----, I have asthma. It sounds like I am going to be in need of an inhaler for the rest of my life, in case something happens. I know you are worried and this is not what you want to hear, but I am healthy, I just have to be careful. I am grateful for your concern. I am on a steriod called Prednisone, it is used to help build up the immune system. I have been really energic for the last few days and that has not been really fun to deal with when you are trying to relax, my brain and my body is going t fast to slow down. I am more energizes than normal. :) Oh well, it happens I guess.
This week is all about doing all I can to make sure that I am healthy. I feel an overwhelming calm and I can testify that it has been from prayers from home and from those that I love. I am certain of it! I am thankful for every single day. As I read my scriptures I begin to realize more of the true principles that pertain to the happiness that comes to the freeing souls to know that the gospel is true. I say, "free" since it isn't truly saving unless they think they are bringing them to a better place. The one thing I fee that we are freeing souls from the sadness that comes from the adversary. The best thing about the conclusion of this week was we did have a baptism. E---- was baptized and confirmed a member of the church. I am certain that we are blessed through our willingness to serve the Lord and put our whole might, mind and strength. The power of the spirit is able to testify the change and we are able to spark that fire, what we feel is joy, the joy is truly eternal! The happiness is eternal. The way to be happy is through all that we do and knowing when we do the Lord is going to bless us immediately. I may not be 100% yet, I am more than able to say that every single moment that we are doing what we can to bring or help change one soul, freeing them from the bonds of mortality. That truly comes from the powerful saving strength of the Savior Jesus Christ and that is my greatest happiness and greatest joy.
Elder Christian James Delis
Hermana Kate Delis
What the heck? Christian, we are praying for you. I cannot believe that. I think you might be a version of Job with all these illnesses, my friend. I cannot believe that. Thank heavens they know what's up, that is so crazy. We're praying hard NOTHING ELSE HAPPENS. As if there was something else that could happen--honestly, what more is there? Haha.
So today. We are goiong to the city city real soon as a little "Goodbye hermana delis" adventure...haha. Details to come about that later. But my fav girl Hna D-- is going to be there, and I am so excited to see her. But that also means that this little email is going to be a bit brief. But alas, I will see you SOON. :) (Side note: so weird, huh?) TOTALLY WEIRD.
Great news: V----- M----- set a date to be baptized!! I can't tell you how excited I am about that. It's been so awesome to see him progress. He does literally eveything we ask him to, and always gets awesome answers to prayers--so simple, but awesome because he knows from where the answers came. AWESOME. Pray that he keeps going strong!
A--- F-----, my favorite guy that got baptized recently said something cool last night. Background: We had his FIRST NEW MEMBER LESSON (WOO!!) yesterday, and he asked awesome questions about the priesthood. It was so great. At the end we asked if there was anyhting we could do to help them before we left, and him and his mom (another recent convert) just said "KEEP COMING!!!" like at the same time and way excited--such a good feeling as a missionary. And then Abel said something that I was just so grateful to hear: "And hermana Delis, when you go home, just get on a plane and come back Saturday and sunday nights to come teach us more! I am almost positive that is your personal commandment from the Lord. You gotta do it." I laughed and we all teased about it for a minute, it was cute. But man, I left so grateful to know that he appreciated the message I had the priviledge to bring to him. I am so grateful to serve these people, and I realized last night that some of them are grateful for me, too, and it was so so sweet for me. I love being a servant of the Lord. I love His message of hope and redemption. I love His children.
Life is too cool. :)
Okay, to Chicago we go! I love you lots and will see you soon!!