Everybody told me about their homework. I love it haha. Thats probably my favorite thing that you write me is about your spiritual experiences. I love them.
But yes this week was a little rough with the homework i gave myself. I dunno what happened. Life you got super busy. But thats no excuse. But something that did happen is we had a meeting that some missionaries talked about that same thing. We did a little game where you had to eat a candy, then you had to open preach my gospel to a page, then you had to recite the first vision. Just like you do as a missionary. You eat. You study, then you teach. Then after we all sat back down and they asked us, ´´Who thought about Chrst during that exercise?´´. Ouch. Nobody could say they did. Its super rough. But man I can see it in some missionaries that they truely can remember christ during the day. They really have the spirit. Thats why when you see the people that are relaxed and just patient they really feel it. There are so many examples that I have in my life that can do that. Sometimes you just got to take a step back. One step at a time. So ya thats how it went for me. We just ran out of time and I took a ton of time just worrying about the people we needed to visit. Not thinking about how Christ would do it. So I to have the same results that you have. An epic fail with the commitment in sacrament meeting to do better this week haha. I am so thankful for repentance. Such a blessing.
Hmm so this week lke I said was pretty crazy. We were running around all week. The family Gonzalas didn´t quite get married this last week. Her paper are out of date so she has to pay to get everything updated again. Its super fun. But ya they have to wait another month before they can get baptized now. You can really see the Lords hand in this grand work but you can also see the hand of Satan. Its such a blessing haha. But ya they are so awesome. We had a service project at a memebers house and one of their kids came to the house to buy something and just started to help us. Its super cool to see how the family just serves people. It reminds me a lot of the Smith family. They are always doing something to serve others. I always liked going with Kyson becuase when he saw somebody in need he went and helped them. Thats something you learn as a kid. something that not many people have. So that was super cool to see in the kids. Just an amazing family. I love it.
Then we have another sister that she works every day. But not sundays haha. but ya we just can´t find time to teach her. so thats rough sometimes but what can you do. But she loves going to church. Really we just need to baptize her haha. Thats how awesome she is. There are some really big miracles here in the ward of Jesus Maria. I love it. It´ll be hard to leave.
One of the families that I have really grown to love is the family Gonzalas. But this is a different Gonzalas. Its a member family of two. a mom and a daughter. but the mom has cancer. Well her kindneys went out on her. but she just has so much love and such a testimony that everything will be okay. When the doctors are giving her 2 months to live she just keeps her head up. Shes so awesome. I hope to be like her one day.
So ya thats about my stories for the week. i love you all so much. i challenge us yet again to seek to focus our lives on christ so that we can be worthy of his love. When we can do that everything will be okay. It reminds me of the first time I hear somebody quote ´´All is well, all is well´´ in spanish. it was in florida when still didn´t understand much. but a sister said that in her talk and it hit me pretty hard because it was the only thing i really understood haha. ´´O esta, todo bien.´´ and everything is well. Alls well In zion (argentina)
The mission is such an amazing experience. I love it. So dad mentioned something that is very true. I have about 6 months in this area. I think in about 3 weeks I will be transfered but I´m not sure. It could be that I´ll stay. So far in my mission every transfer I have had some sort of change. So it will be good. I Pretty excited to see what the Lord has in store for me. I have really came to love the people here. Its fun to watch what the Lord has in store for you. What the people want for you. There are so many people that I am able to see that I can just see how God has changed their lives completely. I love it. I love seeing that God loves us enough to give us His son Jesus Christ. I know that His Atonement Is real. That we can all use it. I have seen it and continue to see it in my life and the lives of others.
There is a family that we were able to go visit this last week. The Family Gonzalas. They are amazing. They were less active. But just to watch them come back to chruch. She has cancer super bad and her Kidneys gave out on her. So she has these trials. But Just to watch her stay strong and not loose faith. I love it. But Ya we have some sick investigators.
We have another family Gonzalas. They are awesome. He is a member. He is super fat so he doesn ´t have close to go the church but his girlfriend isn´t a member so we are working with her. Satan is there strong. They have a marrage date and they are ready for it. But they are getting sick and lots of other things. Its super rough. But they aren´t loosing faith. She walked to chruch with one of her kids. She lives about 5 or 6 miles from the church. So that was amazing. Especially considering that it was in the rain. Thats sweet.
Then we have Christian. He is a reference from the Family Aguirre. They are sick…… Just that family. He is a little more stuborn. But its all good. He has some problems that We are trying to get so that God can help him. Its pretty fun. Pretty amazing. God loves us all!!
Then we have The family Nanini. They are aweomse. Super hard to find them. The mom is a member. But she has three kids that still arent members so we are really helping them to want to be baptized. One bore his testimony in church and it was super cool. It was definetetly what his mom needed to stay strong.
Those are the main people we are working with. They are awesome. But ya this morning I got to read a talk by Presidnet Eyring. THat was sweet. I love reading talks from apostoles. Its called Mountains to climb. It talked about how we really need to strenthen our foundation so that we can withstand whatever trial that we have. And how we can stregthen our foundation. That was sick. I loved it. But there were two parts that really stuck out to me. He talked about how when we have trials life goes slower. Everything goes slower. He says that is because we need to learn and grow more in those moments. That is when we can grow the most so God slows it down so that we can learn everything we need to. How cool is that?? I thought that was sweet. Then He talked about when his mom died. His mom had cancer for 10 years. He said that Presidnet Kimble spoke at his funeral and Basically said that some people think that we have trials and that it is because we did something wrong. Well that isn´t always the case. At times its becuase God is Pollishing us to be even better in His kingdom. That was such a cool thought. Then Presidnet Eyring went on to say ´´If somebody that good needed that much pollishing I better prepare myself for some super big Polishing.´´ haha. Not those exact words but pretty close to it haha. So we all need to do all that we can to have that strong foundation and not only will we be albe to do evercome the trials of life but even better we can do it happily. That is a promise from an Apostle of the Lord. So it is a promise from the Lord. I can testify of that.
Well I hope this one was a little bit longer haha. No just kidding. I love you. Your the best. I love you forever.
With love and faith and hope and happiness and Besos for everybody haha. THat is somehting they do here is they kiss people on the cheek. Even the guys with other guys. Its pretty weird. But ya kisses for everybody haha,
A service project we were able to do for a member so they could have gas in their house and the house next to them.
A baptism of the other elders in the ward. Super cool to watch that family all become members.
What a blessing of a week. We were able to have interviews with president this week and it was pretty great. one thing that he did ask me is how is my relationship with my father in heaven. Really when i first came on the misión i was able to see some missionaries that really were robots. they just went out and did what they were suppose to. but lost the feeling. the spirit of what they were doing. This question really made me think. how is my relationship with my father in heaven. this question, how you answer this question makes the difference in what kind of person you are. even in life you just go through the motions just going here and there. doing the same thing day in and day out. But when you really have that relationship with your father in heaven you change everything you do. everything has a different purpose. Something that mom said that i really liked is that we all start over every week. yesterday we had a class about the sacrament. it was super good. we talked about how during those 15 min you really need to think about His sacrafice. your covenents and how you can better yourself the next week. also in enterviews we were able to talk to the assistants. they talked about real planning. how anybody can set goals. but you really need to put plans to those goals. plans that will help you so you can´t fail in those goals. it was pretty sweet. and all that depends on how much you love your father in heaven. how much you really want to serve him.
So ya thats the spiritual thought for the week. sounds like life is a blessing there at home. changes every day. i love changes. things that are good and things that are blessings haha. yesterday we talked with a recent convert of 7 months. she is awesome. but she told us about how she was having thoughts of just leaving the church. o man that was super rough. Just saying that she was tired. I thought a lot about the current bush. She has so many trials but the Lord is truely polishing her. she has so much potential to be a blessing for so many people. She just isn´t seeing those blessing from the people she is serving. That was a super cool experience.
but ya this week we were able to meet some super cool people. a family of 8. But they don´t all live there. but you can just really tell the difference when kids are born into a family where the parents are married and when they aren´t. the blessing in the proclomation to the world is so true. two parrents that are married is one of the most important parts of the family. that is why it has been fun to watch the familia Gonzalas as they have prepared for their wedding. they are having trials with money but the lord will prepare a way. we just need to find it. but they have really just became better as parents. and will continually get better. it will be sweet.
Thank you so much for always writing me. always helping me to remember the blessings i have lived. they awesome things i have lived and learned. wow its almost a year. good old hump day. i didn´t even realice that it would be a year. you guys áre all trunky haha. but truthfully thank you. Always helping me to be stronger. i will be forever greatful for your love and support. you make the miracles happen in missionary work. and member there in the Ward and also here in my work through your prayers. you make it posible. so thank you.
I wish for you all to have an amzing week this week. to strive to strengthen that relationship you have with our heavenly father this week. then next week to tell me how it went. that is the part most important. no not really but i would like to hear how it goes. and i´ll tell you my efforts. i love you all.
De su misionero que va a cumplir un año,
We had a fhe with a family where we used the ctr rings. pretty sweet. that is the family gonzalas.
Wow what a blessing that we all have to be alive and well alive haha. It sounds like everybody is being blessed with miracles. I love hearning about all the trials that we have in life. There are really two things that in my eyes make for big trials. Money and Health. But I always like to look at those trials that we can have. We can either let them drag us down to endless misery and wo or we can let them make us stronger. Its like the parable of the Curent bush. Super good talk. If you want to know what im talking about youll have to type that in on LDS.org. I think it was in april conference last year. I think haha. But ya we just have so many tirals every day that we are so blessed. We have two ways to react. Good or bad. With faith or without faith. I love to watch the example of so many people in my life that have really pushed on through those experiences.
That is probably the biggest thing I have learn in my life. Something that my patriartical blessing says. We have two choices to choose from. We can be happy or we can be miserable. I choose to be happy. There is a talk By john Bytheway that talks about a guy that Got shot in his store. Well he was in super bad shape but he kept telling himself, Im going to live. Well he got to the hospital and the doctors just didnt have a good look on their face. Like they didnt think he was going to live. Well one of the doctors asked if he and any allergies before he went under. He said yes. Well at that point all the doctors stopped to listen. And with all his stregth he said To Bullets haha. Then he went on to tell the doctors Hey Ive decided that I want to live so operate on me like im going to live. And to this day he is living.
We really have that choice in life i love it. Its definetly hard. But Its a habbit. Its a habbit we need to make. Just like a bad habbit we need to break its hard to change. Its hard to repent. But once we have repented it makes it so much easier to continually choose the right.
I was studying in Our search for happieness and Elder Ballard shares a quote about his conversion. That every big choice he has made in his life has been based on one experience when he truly felt his saviors love. How when we can feel our saviours love so strong that we never forget it it is so much easier to make those choices correctly.
I can testify that God loves each and every one of us. That we are all here to be happy because this is the plan that God has for us. Let us not forget that love. To strive to live worthy of this love always. Goodness I love you all.
Man so many great things happening this week. We had a stake conference. haha. It really just made me thing a lot about the other end of things with my amazing dad. How much preparation really goes into a stake conference. I love it. There is so much preparation that we need to have too. To be able to recieve revelation also. I love it. It was all about missionary work. I love it. Before i didnt because I never did missionary work. Buit now I do. The mission is amazing. I love you all. I hope you are all happy. because I am so happy for each and every one of you. You are definetly the light of my life. My family is something I get to use to talk to people. I talk about my family to everybody taht I can. They always love the pictures. So ya haha.Thanks for everything.
With so much love,
From the Happiest missionary in the world,
Elder Dial Awwwwe ya (In argentina you say ya more like Sha. Its super funny. So Awwwwe Sha haha)