Una obra maravillosa y un prodigio
[REMINDER]: THIS WEEKEND IS GENERAL CONFERENCE--BE SURE TO GO WITH A QUESTION IN MIND! Mine is: "How can i serve the Lord with ALL of my heart, might, mind, and strength?"
man, what a rollercoaster type of week! i dont even know where to start...ok, well first off, i titally forget to mention previously that i spent 2 weeks with another Elder, Elder Blanchard, while my companion Elder Johnson went to Anahuac (other área in the zone) for the 2 weeks. it went well, and Elder Johnson came back with me last thursday. I am so proud of the huge change that I have seen in him. those 2 weeks turned him into a great missionary.
well, first with what happened yesterday. So, we had visited and called and comitted so many people to come to church, yet noone came to our services :( as a missionary, i think this os the hardest thing for me to accept is the agency of others. It is such a beautiful gift, but sometimes we just wanna make the investigators do things, when we have to as missionaries take that step back and say "well, just here to invite". so we thought that noone was gona come....until our new family showed faith and devotion. We met Sobeida last tuesday, and she is AWESOME!!!!!!! its her, her husband Elman, her mom maria angelina, and her three kids Jamie, Elman, and Joshua (its his birthday on thursday and hes turnning 4). we met them and i personally knew that she has been prepared by our Heavenly Father, because she absolutely LOVES to pray. she hasnt ever been to a church before, but she committed to go easily. she got there a Little late, but her and her mom and the 3 kids loved it! they have a baptismal date for the 25th of april.
this week went up and down, because i felt good about our work some days, and then other days was hard and i felt like we were slowing down the Lords work. but i know that through the counsel of our zone leaders, we were able to improve and finish out the week well. We learned as a zone this week that cowardess is a sin. yep...so there is no time to be a coward in the misión. i know that a lot of us think that we are valiant, and deep inside we are, but from a missionary perspective, it shouldnt be hard to get contacts or talk to people, but sometimes we get nervous and it is really hard. but its so cool to think about it that we literally have NOTHING to lose, meaning that even if people reject us, we are still fulfilling our commandment to preach the góspel to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.
My favorite thing that i learned this week was even more about the truthfulness of the book of mormon. I had a sweet study on the book of mormon, and how thats what Isaiah was talking about when he said that "a marvelous work and a wonder". here is a chain of scriptures that i highly recommend looking up and studying. Its first in isaias words, then in nephis words, then in Joseph Smith/martin Harris s words:
Isaiah 29:9-14 --> 2 nephi 27:6-20, 23-26 --> Josheph Smith-history 1:30, 33-34, 46, 51, 53, 59, 61, 63-65 --> 2 Nephi 29 1, 6-13
I love the book of mormon and know that it is true. I know that if we all read it, ponder on it, and pray about the truthfulness of it, God WILL answer us by the power of the Holy Ghost, "against the which there is no law". (Galatians 5:22-23) i know that once we feel that spiritual confirmation, which i have experienced, there is noone in this world or any other forcé that can tell us that it is false. For me, i know that just as the book of mormon is true, you and I are alive today and that we are children of god.
I pray that everyone of us may be a Little bit more courageous and valiant in sharing what we know to be true, yea, even the Restored góspel of Jesús Christ. I love this work and am so happy to be a part of it. All of us need to be a part of it.
Thanks everyone, y que disfruten su semana!!
November 2013 - 2015