Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014
The bus ride to Rancho Chico! The bus is bad but it was even worse that the bus was full! We had to sit on our bags in the very back . 

A huge scorpion we caught in our tiny house as this week we were in Rancho Chico again!

Well this was another great week! I had the chance to get to Rancho Chico again and as always it was a great experience.

Some examples would be ....
................One guy answered a question saying that anchors are used by life guards to save people hahah,,,,,, interesting thought.
...............we taught a lesson to a deaf guy that was 94 years. We taught by writing notes and with an image book I have and it made for quite the spiritual experience!

..................I slept in my hammock due the fear i had of the scorpions that we were finding in the house and the saying is ... if you get stung you better find a fast way to Panuco .... ya its two hours away.
................and with  all the fish that I ate I got talked into trying a fish eye....( they cook them whole) ....... I wouldn’t suggest it!

This week I would like to expound a bit on what I mentioned last week...... The study of the scriptures...
I have been studying everyday now for at least an hour in the morning for almost a year and I can truly testify to the difference it can make in our lives as I have seen it in mine. However sometimes we hit a wall  or we start to study by habit without form or purpose. This is the routine that I fell into and well I was still learning but I was surely not feasting on the scriptures and in fin I was sacrificing promised blessings for a deep study of the gospel.

SO for those of you who are not studying now get to it. Those who do not study will not be strengthened, protected and will not have the  strength to endure. And for those who are,  the same applies because a study without purpose will not help us much.
Here are some things that I have been doing to help my study.

First how are we studying.... chronologically? by topic? or spontaneous?
- I would say that the three are good.... but all things in moderation right? How many times have you read the BOM from  front to back? What about studying by  topic? This can build testimony and give us insight on current questions or problems....

- Another would be to ALWAYS study with question(s) in mind... this will keep us active and receptive to inspiration.
-use other church approved materials.. Student manuals to seminary are wonderful as well as true to the faith and the website....

-lastly I hope that we are praying..... We NEED to take all the advantage we can of the guiding spirit in all that we do!
I Share my testimony that I know that the scriptures are true and that as said by Lehi we can find the great importance of them when we study and know them (1 Nephi 5:21). So take the initiative to change your life and find this great value in the scriptures! This I share en el nombre de JesuCristo Amen.

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