May 26,2014

So for my first time in about a year…. No for sure in a year I am cold. I love it haha. I love being cold. It feels so good. We are in fall here. Is that wierd or what?? But its such a blessing. God is blessing us every day. I can see his hand in everything I do.

This week was a little bit slower. Not really slower. It flew by. I feel like we didnt have time to do much of anything because we were always doing something. But thats the blessing of being a missionary. Wednesday we had a super good district meeting. My district leader talked about goals. It really just made me think a lot. The Goals that we have really help us progress as humans. As immortals destined to become immortal if we keep working at it. But ya that is really what it helped me to realize. The goals we have really depend on our vision. If we can see us being better than what we are that is a goal. But a goal isnt a goal without plans. President Alliud would put it as if you dont have how? where? and when? you dont have it planned out enough. That really caused me to think a lot. What do I really want ever day. Everything that we do should have a purpose. What is my purpose in what I do. Sometimes we need to see what our purpose is in doing this and then see if the reason is good enough to keep going with it. Like Writeing elder Dial every week haha. That is something that doesnt really have much worth for you. But you think about it and how much that I absolutely love your letters and how they influence my life every day. Then you can justify doing it because It makes me happy haha.

But ya then we had a super cool exchange. I got to go with a new elder that has 1 month in the mission. He was from Colorado. He was super cool. Really the exact oposite of what I was at the begining of my mission. it really helped me to focus on what I did at the beggining of my mission that I liked that I did. The stuff i need to change right now. There are quite a few things. But I lvoed it. He just kept everything so simple. His spanish was amazing. The coolest thing I saw that he did was he gave everything to the spirit. He didn{t take the credit for anything. He thanked God for everything that he had. All the good stuff he did. The humility that he had really just caused me to think a lot. Am I truely thanking God for everything that I have been given. All my talents. And Am I giving God access to these gifts. Sometimes I need a little help to see it but I am truely blessed by my Heavenly Father with so many gifts that I need to keep working on. There is a reason I am here.

O man So We are going to Baptize Gabriel this week. He is super cool. Seriously we teach everything and then we ask him what he understood about it and he explaines it better than we did. Hes awesome for a 15 year old. He has his own trials but he is awesome. I love him. Just the whole family is awesome.

Hmm besides that The family of Claudia isnt coming to church. She is having a little bit of a hard time reading her scriptures too. So we are going to stop passing by for a little bit to help her see the blessings she is missing out on. Then pass by a little later and see if she is willing to keep her commitments. It will be good. But Ya besides that we are super blessed. We are now looking for some more people that really have desires to listen to the Gospel. I love it. I love being a missionary.

Something that dad said really impacted me today. That even though he has a calling that really requires a lot of time he is still going to try to go to church and learn new things. I need to take that advice. I have so many times were I go and im so worried about the investigators that we have that i forget to listen to what the spirit is telling me during the meetings. We are so blessed to have great teachers to teach us every sunday. we need to heed their words. Thats my goal for this next week. I know that God will bless us all if we really focus on recieving the revelation that God has for us. I love you all. I hope you know that I know this Church Is the Church of Jesus Christ in the world today. I know that He blesses us every day. I know that we are blessed through prayer with the things we always need. I was reading a talk from Elder Scott this week that said something that really impacted me. He said in april 2007
A key to improved prayer is to learn to ask the right questions. Considerchanging from asking for the things you want to honestly seeking whatHe wants for you. Then as you learn His will, pray that you will be led tohave the strength to fulfill it.

We really need to strive to know what his will is. I love you all so very much. Until next week,
Elder Dial

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May 19, 2014

What a party every day haha. So transfers were this week. Guess what happened. I am in a new area….. haha no not really Me and my companion stayed. Im pretty excited. It will be my first transfer in my mission where two transfers in a row will be the same. I really get along with my companion so that is good. He is really helping me to learn and grow. I hadn´t really realized it until I looked back on the transfer. But ya Still got some more things that I can learn so God left us together. Awe ya haha. I love it.

Man we saw some miracles this week. Maria got baptized. We really didn´t have to do much. When you have somebody that is humble enough to fullfil with the three aspects in Moroni 10 then they recieve the answer. And she truely did. I had really forgotten how important that is. How much of a difference the spirit really can make if we let it. So ya that was a miracle. She got baptized and after her baptism her son wants to get baptized now. Awe ya. We set his baptismal date for in two weeks. The 31. So that will be sweet. God blessed us for sure this week.

Then we really worked the hardest that we could with Claudia and her family. They didn´t quite make it this week. They really had some doubts. We have made some pretty good plans to really help her to recieve an answer from the spirit like Maria. Thats really the goal for them all so taht is what we are working for. She really is cool and we really love her. So we´ll see what she is willing to do this week. What we can do to help her. I love it. I love them.

This week in church we had an amazing class. It talked a lot about our studies of the scriptures. How we need to study but not just read. We need to meditate. But what do we meditate? That was what it made me think about a lot. I heard a quote from President Eyring one time that said he reads his scriptures until he feels the spirit. Then reads them a little more. But what does the spirit say to him?? What does the spirit tell us as we recieve revalation? For me usually its things I need to change. Things I need to do. And what do we do with these things we need to do? Do we act? Do we write them down and forget about them? I know I have some things to change there. But ya These things that the spirit tells us will help us progress. If we aren´t progressing we are degressing. So ya that was an awesome revelation I recieved. Awe ya haha.

Goodness it sounds like we are winning the battle. May not be learning the games but we are winning the battle. We are all with our armor. We are as the army of Heleman. We haven´t died. We may have some wounds but we are winning because we have not died. Keep fighting. Those wounds will heal and from there we will be able to push on. May God bless us all and help us all in everything we need. May we look for Christs ultimate love in our lives. May we find it in everything. I love you all. Don´t forget that.

Until next week!,
Elder Dial

May 12, 2014

Gotta love life. Man I got to talk to my lovely family yesterday. That was a super big blessing. I love talking to my family. Everybody is growing up. Gotta love it haha. I love my lovely family. Even if they are big and goofy. Muhaha. I love being a missionary more.

This morning I was reading a talk that talked about the 2000 stripling warriors. That was super good. It was by elder Scott in october. It talked alot about the dads of the kids. How the dads had made that covenant to not fight. But that to have to watch their sons go out and suffer war would be just as hard. Would be even harder. That really got to me. Really thinking about my parents, Looking at their example. Just from what my parents are saying about all my brothers and sisters. The trials we all face. It would be easier for mom and dad to say, O just stay in the house all your life. We will take care of you. We love having you at home. BUt thinking how much they love us to kick us out. To have us go on missions. To go to school. My mom and my dad would take away my trials in a heartbeat. They would take it from me if God would let them. But God wouldn´t take away that experience away from me or any of my brothers. But ya just to think about how hard it really was for those ammonite fathers to watch their kids go out in their place to fight against the enemy. It really just made me thankful for letting me come out here and have these experiences. Sure they are hard sometimes. But I love it. I really feel I am growing. Every day become a better elder Dial. So thank you mom and dad for letting me do this.

He then went on to talk about in his talk about how we can use this example. How we can use this story to help up to use the atonement to help us have strength. We can see that the 2000 stripling warriors had strength to overcome every army they thought. That was through service. These 2000 sons were serving their fathers. Through that service that they lost themselves in they recieved the strength they needed. How cool is that? The way to strength through the atonement is service. Service as we all know not only helps others but it always helps us! Awe ya… haha.

But ya. this week was truely amazing. I really didn´t get to tell many stories but We saw some miracles. We should have some baptisms at the end of this week. We had a miracle lesson with a lady named Maria. We had been teaching her about once a week but this last week she really started to progress. We went with a sister in the ward and she just went of about how we were angels. haha. I don´t mind being an angel. But that she really had been thinking about the change in her life since we had been stopping by and she basically asked us to baptize her. Awe ya. She said that she felt super good about baptisms. That she had recieved her answer. That is the best feeling as a missionary is when they investigators recieve an answer to their prayers. Which means they are really asking god and expecting an answer. Sometimes even as a members we pray not expecting to recieve anything. With a lack of faith. But when we really put in the faith we recieve the answers. What a blessings. Awe ya.

They we just really worked hard. That was the miracle of the week. I love miracles. They are there every day. But we also have the family of Claudia that is going to working their way up there to baptism. They are awesome. Just a family that is humble,. They love it. Its a family that me and my companion have really come to love. They are the bomb. But ya gotta love being a missionary. I sure do. And i encourage you all to be missionaries too. Its the biggest blessing we can find. we can have.

Keep pushing on. There will come answers. There will come blessings. God never leaves us alone. We are always so loved by out heavenly father. ANd you have my love too. But thats almost nothing compared to Gods love. So seek for his love. Seek too feel it and see it every day. That will change your life forever. Awe ya.

I love you. Until next week my awesome family!
Elder Dial

May 5, 2014

So before I forget I will probably call like at 7 my time. Thats about the latest we can get. I don´t know what time that puts for you guys but I hope its not too crazy. Like 7 or 8 my time. I love you haha.

So sounds like everything is just a party. Muhaha. A whole bunch of car problems. Some busy schedules going to games. But it sounds like its about all done for some and gonna keep going. What a blessing haha. I love it.

So what a great day to be a missionary. So many miracles. They had some crazy big changes in the missionary work. They are counting what we do here completely different. We really are focusing on Baptizing, Reactivating And retention of our converts. So that will be absolutely amazing. I love being able to focus on What matters most. Something that really surprised me is that They want us to count how many Ideal Situations that we have. That that is one of the numbers that matter most In the conversion of an investigator. How true that is. An Ideal situation is when you have a lesson with an investigator in the house of a member. So that is pretty sweet. I invite everybody to try their best to do that for yourselves. Invite your friends to listen to the missionaries in your house. awe ya!

So we saw some miracles this week. We had Claudia come to church. Its amazing how when you put a little bit of sacrifice in then God blesses you with miracles. We got her and 4 or her kids to go with us to the chruch to do a church tour. They loved it. We set a baptismal date with them for this weekend. We are really going to see some blessings. The coolest thing I think I saw is the member that has really been helping us with this family said that they will always be there to help them. They will be the key for this family. I love that. I have really come to apriciate the help of members in the work of salvation. The members do everything really. The missionaries just talk. THe members make the change in peoples lives. Well the members really help the investigators have the change through christ. I a so gratefull for awesome members.

We have another family. Maxi and Noelia. They have their date for marraige. Its super cool. They just keep going. We really are seeing some miracles. The best thing is is taht I really know that finding through the members is the way to do it. and when you make some really good plans to visit the members and help them do missonary work it really pumps me up. Awe ya. Super excited for this next week. God is awesome.

So I just bought a new suit. Guess how much it cost. Well I got a suit and a tie then I got a new shirt for free. But I spent about 100 bucks I think. How cool is that. I´m super excited.

Goodness I cant wait to talk to you. I hope you see some miracles this week. I know they are waiting for you. YOu just need to find them. God is over this work. God knows us. Jesus Christ can realate with us and the Holy Ghost can express that to our hearts. Please remember that and life will be amazing. I love you!!!!

Until next week…… Until sunday muhahaha,
Elder Dial