November 24, 2014

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So I have decided that throughout my mission I have gone through fases. Where I have Said different things. There are times where I have said Awe ya a lot. Other times when I have said What a blessing, Other times when I have done other weird stuff. but this week I picked one back up. I have said What a blessing a lot. I remember when I was in florida riding my bike I thought a lot about the blessings we recieve. It made me think a lot about what is a blessing. Well really anything can be a blessing. In the spanish bible dictionary it says that its anything that contributes to our happiness. How interesting. Because really God gives us trials so that we can later know what is to be happy. So it contributes to our happiness. Haha what a blessing. So I decided that everything is a blessing. It all just depends on how we look at it. But one thing that I really have decided this week is that ice cream is a blessing. I have spent a lot of money on ice cream. So I hope that doesnt offend anybody but I really like ice cream. They Have mint chocolate chip. I get that just about every time. Its so amazing haha. But ya I just really like it. Its a blessing for sure.

So this week in the work we really saw some blessings. We got to work a lot with a family thats less active. They really are awesome. You have the mom and two daughters that are members.  Then you have like 4 other kids that aren{t members still. So we are working with them. God is giving them a trial to prepare them to recieve the gospel. What a blessing no? But ya I feel like that has been the theme of my mission. Watching awesome people pass through trials and really get prepared for the gospel. But really they are so excited to go to church and really recieve the truth. God is so great to us.

We also had a less active come back a while back. Really the vision of the mission is to activate less active members and help them invite there non member friends to church. I love it. But anyways he invited one of his friends to chruch and he Came. It was such a blessing. God is working miracles. I absolutely love it. I love being a missionary. Truely I can testify that God know everything that we need. He is consious of our needs. He knows what will help us and really we are so blessed. I know we are blessed.

So Talking about ice cream I did something super cool today. I made a ice cream cake. Kinda like mom used to do it with chocolate cake and ice cream. I kinda did it the same. But it was vanilla cake. and I didn{t make the cake haha. It was given to me. :D. Okay it wasn{t that either. I bought it at the store. But it was good. I took pictures so I{ll send you some. But ya just a blessed week. I loved it. I love it I love it so much.

Anyways I hope you all have an amazing week and I will talk to you next week. Keep up the good work and know that I love and pray for you every day.

Love always,

Elder Dial

November 16, 2014

So this week has been a little hard for me haha. I really like trials. I feel like the Lord Really blesses you. I will always remember the Family home evening that we had when justin shared the talk about sometimes the hardest trial is not having trials at all. I feel like that has kinda been the mission for me. Just always been easier to push on and all that. Like I have always found the reason for hope. But this week really the Lord tried my patience haha. It was such a blessing. Just to really look back on the week and see what I have learned. Really I learned a ton. I feel like we were focusing so much on one thing that we forgot about another. What a blessing no? I feel like thats how it is with life. I focus so much on work or studies or hobbies that we forget the most important. But I really realized what we were doing wrong at the last minute. I wanted to see results by looking for new people by talking to people in the streets and not through the members. I was so focused on getting new people that I forgot to really work with the members. An easy mistake. But really isnt what the lord wants us to do right now. So it was cool to have a good meeting with the stake president in a ward council. Just really see where we were failing.

So it was pretty great to see that The Lord has his way of doing things and we need to do it in his way. Not our way. That is something I learned this week. Really it just helped to because I did good at writing in my journal. Really evaluating my day and how it went. Then I realized where We were falting. Those are the blessings that the little things make. I love it. God is so great to us.

So I know dad is really interested to hear how the stake president did the things in the meeting. It was sweet to watch the way he worked. It all started on saturday. We just like the sister misionaries went to the stake presidentes house to eat lunch. How cool no?? But it was cool we went with the Zone leaders. REally jsut got to know him a little bit better. Something I really liked is that he was asking us questions and advice. We as missionaries should have used that time better but just super humble. Really a huge blessing. Then on sunday we had a ward council and he came and really helped. The thing that I think is different is that our leadership is all converts to the church. SO they are still learning. Which in Utah they all have an Idea of what they need to do. So ya jsut a little different. But really the Stake president just really help to show us what we need to do. What we as a branch need to do. I also liked that he really focused on us as misionaries as being there to help. Not really have a calling but more to help everybody with their calling. We barely have preiestood so we have a Branch president, a elders quarm president, and a second cauncelor in the branch presidency. The rest are less active. So really we just get to help. He kinda asked us as missionarires to be the secrataries to the president. SO that was a blessing. Really just to be able to take a lot of the stress off of president. SO I really liked that. I love feeling needed. Its just a huge blessing. But ya the stake presidente just really helped us to focus on the spirit the whole time. The spirit really quides the work.

But ya really it was an amazing week. A ton of blessings and really a lot of work that we put it. Just doing our best to look for the tender mercies. We watched a little of 17 miracles the other day. I kinda felt like them. We would get to a point and see another mountain that we needed to go up and we would get there and not know what to do to get up that one. Really I dont know how we made it but it wasnt our strength. It was the help of God. That is the difference that the atonement makes in our lives. Helps us to overcome the trials of every day. Really helps us to make it till the next week. I know that through the atonement we can all make it until the end .That the Lord Truely is our light and as we strive to follow the commandments that the Lord blesses us with this power of the atonement.

Thank you for your love and prayers. Know that I love you and I pray for you every day. The the lord blesses us more than we will ever comprehend.

Love always,
Elder Dial

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November 3, 2014

So this week what stake conference here in the amazing place of La Rioja. I really liked it. It was super good. Really it was cool to aply what we learned in conference to see that really the leaders of the church can bless and recieve revelation for the members in their stewardship. What a blessing it is to be a missionary and to really have learned that.

The stake president talked a lot about being good parents. It was cool because he used the Saviors example in 3 nefi 17 when he really takes the time to talk to every one of the kids. And then he taught them. He put an enfasis in the part that really parents are called to be parents and as they put their part there then they will be their friends. Really as they teach them the gospel of Christ then will their kids have confidence with them to tell them everything. I really liked that about his talk. He also taught something interestiong. He said that families are not for the churhc but the chruch for the families. That really the church is there to help the family. I think thats something i had kinda lost. Really thinking about the fact that we need to baptize families to help the branch. But its not like that. We need to baptize families to help the families. It is the best and only way to true happieness. Its such a blessing to us all.

His second councelor also said somehting very important. That when we feel the spirit we recieve revelation. That was cool. Really if we feel the spirit we are receiveing directions. We can´t recieve direction without feeling the spirit. but we can´t have the spirit without being directing in all things that we should do just as it says in 2 nefi 32. Such a blessing the spirit is and as we are baptized we recieve the blessing of having that if we but live worthy. So that was cool.

So I really have come to love the stake presidency this week. It was cool to learn from them and really see what they have to say. So dads letter last week really taught me a lot about the visits I am doing. Really just a super spiritual experience. It really showed me that I need to love the people I am visiting a whole bunch more. That love is the best way to do it. I got thinking about the scripture that says if we don´t have charity we are nothhning. I thought a lot aobut how can that be. But really if we are doing things for the wrong reasons we its in vain. So that was a good lesson I learned this week. A big blessings.

SO basically just a big week of blessings. We found some new cool people thsi week. Some families that aren´t complete that we are going to see if the kids and the parents want to progress. It was cool because I did my fist service project that ive had in a while. We helped a less active shovel some dirt. It was cool to see how much we could really help. I really liked it. I love being a missionary and being able to serve everybody that is within my reach. I have a lot of room to improve but I love it. Thank you so much for all of your love and support. I truely love every single one of you guys. You have changed my life and my mission just by the simple prayers you do for me every day. I love you all so very much. Have a wonderful weeka nd we will talk next week.

Love always,
Elder Dial

November 3, 2014

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So this week what stake conference here in the amazing place of La Rioja. I really liked it. It was super good. Really it was cool to aply what we learned in conference to see that really the leaders of the church can bless and recieve revelation for the members in their stewardship. What a blessing it is to be a missionary and to really have learned that.

The stake president talked a lot about being good parents. It was cool because he used the Saviors example in 3 nefi 17 when he really takes the time to talk to every one of the kids. And then he taught them. He put an enfasis in the part that really parents are called to be parents and as they put their part there then they will be their friends. Really as they teach them the gospel of Christ then will their kids have confidence with them to tell them everything. I really liked that about his talk. He also taught something interestiong. He said that families are not for the churhc but the chruch for the families. That really the church is there to help the family. I think thats something i had kinda lost. Really thinking about the fact that we need to baptize families to help the branch. But its not like that. We need to baptize families to help the families. It is the best and only way to true happieness. Its such a blessing to us all.

His second councelor also said somehting very important. That when we feel the spirit we recieve revelation. That was cool. Really if we feel the spirit we are receiveing directions. We can´t recieve direction without feeling the spirit. but we can´t have the spirit without being directing in all things that we should do just as it says in 2 nefi 32. Such a blessing the spirit is and as we are baptized we recieve the blessing of having that if we but live worthy. So that was cool.

So I really have come to love the stake presidency this week. It was cool to learn from them and really see what they have to say. So dads letter last week really taught me a lot about the visits I am doing. Really just a super spiritual experience. It really showed me that I need to love the people I am visiting a whole bunch more. That love is the best way to do it. I got thinking about the scripture that says if we don´t have charity we are nothhning. I thought a lot aobut how can that be. But really if we are doing things for the wrong reasons we its in vain. So that was a good lesson I learned this week. A big blessings.

SO basically just a big week of blessings. We found some new cool people thsi week. Some families that aren´t complete that we are going to see if the kids and the parents want to progress. It was cool because I did my fist service project that ive had in a while. We helped a less active shovel some dirt. It was cool to see how much we could really help. I really liked it. I love being a missionary and being able to serve everybody that is within my reach. I have a lot of room to improve but I love it. Thank you so much for all of your love and support. I truely love every single one of you guys. You have changed my  life and my mission just by the simple prayers you do for me every day. I love you all so very much. Have a wonderful weeka nd we will talk next week.

Love always,

Elder Dial