Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August 26, 2013
 Our zone had a carne asada lunch for p-day and since not a single person knew how to start a charcoal fire.... well I took over! ha was way fun and of course good food.... I cooked!
                                  well self-explanatory..... ducks and I walked with them
this is me..... getting fatter.... and my companion walking down a highway that crosses through our area 

August 26, 2013

Well sorry for the neglect on the blog letters lately... let’s get started!
The weeks have been flying by! I hate it. It seems already the mission is going by too fast and coming to an end and well it’s just begun!

I finally at a very comfortable level with my Spanish, I love that I can understand and joke and really put my heart into a lesson! Also I’ve really bonded with my zone now that I can speak and it has just been a good time! I hope and pray that I can lose track of time just so that I can forget how soon I’m going home!
The work is coming a long! The week started off slow but slowly progressed and now we have 6 dates for baptism.... however only one showed to church so boooo!  We prayed and made a list yesterday of every investigator, member and recent convert that did show to church and spent our day (walking a ton) and going around and calling all to repentance haha in a kind way of course!

Well I had a cool experience last week that I didn’t get to share so here it is! ....
I woke up one morning and had a thought of a past sin .... something way old and slightly insignificant.... something I could have forgotten about and said.. .well that is the past and I feel like I’ve been forgiven... but this morning I couldn’t focus and just felt off.... so I began to practice the 5 steps to repentance that I teach often! Instantly I felt a burden lifted.... I didnt want anything to hinder the spirit in my teaching and nothing did. I wanted to be the happiest possible and I was.... why? Because I was quick to act, I saw a problem and I fixed it. Sometimes this is a hard lesson to learn... it was for me, but gracias a la expiacion I have been able to solve problems, get on with life and receive the happiness God intends for man. I want to speak plainly and directly.....YOU WILL NOT BE HAPPIER THAN WHEN YOU ARE COMPLEATLY CLEANSED FROM SIN. There is a great plan in store for each and every one of us and it all start with the atonement. I have seen in my life and the lives of those I teach that there is no greater blessing than to find confidence in the Lord.... He suffered every pain imaginable and then more for YOU. Do not be so stupid as to waste this blessing and flush your happiness for a mere sin...... IT IS NOT WORTH IT.  Don't fix it later, fix it now... this second you turn to someone and begin to work it out and I promise the second you do so how great shall you burden be lifted... and the more cleansed we are the better we can work by the spirit.... what greater gift is there than this? none.

I know these thinks are true....I’m not sure who needs to hear this but I’m impressed to share it... so if it's you, get on it... why sacrifice another second of our lives in the burden of something that can be so simply fixed? I leave these things for you to ponder in the name of Jesus Christ amen!
Love you all and talk to you next week!

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