February 23, 2015

So we had a pretty amazing week this week. We had a lot of things that we had to work out that took time away from the work but it helped in so many other ways. Like we had a conference with a 70 Elder Gonzalas. We got to work with the Zone Leaders and an Assistant. So that was awesome. Just really able to learn a lot. I think its interesting how the Lord always prepares you for what you need.

So In the conference with Elder Gonzalas his wife said something that really caught my attention. She shared a story about a man that went to sell shoes in africa. He got there and realized that nobody used shoes and called his boss and said this is a terrible place to sell shoes. Nobody uses them. So they brought him back. A little while after they sent a different guy there to do the same thing. They called him to see how he was doing and he said that it was amazing. That there was an amazing idea to send him there because nobody uses shoes…. How interesting? They way we look at it. is the cup half full or half empty. That truely changes everything. That is what we call faith. Faith and hope. But it made me think a lot about how we can apply this in life. The best way is the way that ive always heard but its just hard sometimes to put it in acction. Do I look at my trials as a curse from God? Or do I look at it as an opportunity to learn? Or even better do I look at it as a blessing from God? Do I thank God for this big blessing that He has given me to learn and really make an impact in people lives.
Then you have miracles. Many people walked with Christ and saw Him preform miracles. But so many didnt want to see them as miracles. They chose to not believe. I think that happens to us a little too much in our lives. We see so many miracles but we dont realize that its a miracle. Truely its a miracle that we wake up every day. We dont look at it as a miracle. Some people feel its a curse to be here in  the world. To have life. And when we do see a big miracle we forget about it way to easily. I love being a missionary. I love seeing miracles.
But ya the conference was super amazing. I went off on a tangent there haha. But o well. But anyways. They talked a lot about faith. They also talked a lot about plans. I recieved a letter today that asked me to write a letter to President telling him what my goals are and what are my promises to God from this time forward. I have thought about that a little. Im lucky because I still have time to think about it. a full two weeks. Its hard but i know the Lord will help me. He always has. and always will. I know the Lord blesses us every day.
Something else I learned this week was that we need to take a chill pill. The Zone leader I worked with he just took it slow. Didnt really worry about time. But was short and powerful at the same time. So it really made me think about how the Lords work is done. With good questions. He also asked me a question that made me think. What are you going to do to leave everything in La Rioja. Leave everything in the mission. I hadnt really thought about that. So just a super awesome example. Just made me think about life. Life should be taken one step at a time but always with something we want to do. A good goal and accomplish it. If we arent working for something we arent progressing. We always need a dream. Dreams are hard to come up with. But when we have it we know what we need to do and we do it. Super laid back so that we dont get stressed and it happens. It seemed so easy watching him. But trying to put it in practice is another story. So I just gotta work for it. Its a habbit. Its something that you learn. It always comes over time.
But in the work. Julitos still needs to be baptized. His dad has to work this week so we put his baptism for Tuesday next week. That will be awesome. Im super excited for him and his family. His mom is really working for it.  And Satan is really working against it. So we´ll see how it turn out. But I know that our faith is stronger than Satan. We just gotta do it. I love this work and I love every one of you guys. I hope you have an amazing Week and dont forget what the Lord has done for us.
Love always,
Elder Dial

February 16, 2015

So yesterday they asked me to give the class in the elders quorum. It was super interesting. It was about temples. They didn´t have a manual or anything so I just studied it good and the Lord helped me. But I decided to teach the Plan of Salvation. I really like the plan of salvation. Its something that we teach as misionaries just about every day. One of the 5 lessons. But I really like it because It teaches the why we should be good and follow the gospel of Jesus Christ. But as I taught it and studied for it I thought a lot about ordanences. All of them that are necesary to recieve salvation. Like baptism and the confirmation. then you have what we do in the temple. But I don´t know why but I thought a lot about the Sacrament. Truely all of the ordaneces that we do we make promises or covenants. Then you have the Sacrament where we renew it every week. That is where we recieve the strength to be able to complete with the promisses we have made. I love it. So ya this week I thought a little more about the sacrament and what it means to me.

Something that really made me think is when I was realing ´´Our search for happieness´´ by elder Ballard and he said that not one day goes by when he doesn´t thank the Lord for the Atonement. How grateful I am for the atonement but how slow I am to thank God in my prayers. The atonement really makes all of these convenants that we Make with God work. I love that. I am so thankful for my savior and that I can repent of everything That I do bad. Truely there are many things that I do every day but Im putting forth the strength to do it. That is when I see the blessings.
Then you have what mom Said. Really true happieness we have to work for. If we want to be happy then we need to put forth the effort to be obedient and keep moving forward. Only then will we see Gods hand in our life and find true happieness. I love the Gospel. It just makes sense doesn´t it? At least for me it does. I hope it does for you too 😀
But anyways the week. So we are working a lot with a family Soto. They are awesome. Really they just came back to chruch. It will be fun because next week we are going to baptize their son. He is 8 and super excited. But its been cool to watch la hermana come back. She started reading her scriptures and really living the Gospel and has seen the blessings. Even in her Children she has seen it. And shes not afraid to share those blessings with her friends. Its such a blessing.
Then we have that other lady that we found. She Got sick this last week and she had to work in something called the Chaya. Its like a big carnaval that they are doing here in La Rioja. They go and they listen to people sing and they have fights with Flour paint dirt water. a little of everything. So everybody we see walking is covered in flour and paint. Its super funny. But Im glad they doent do it in the states. haha. But ya shes working there so we haven´t been able to see her. But we have talked to her a little on the phone and she is reading. Shes super interested. So we´ll see if she can get to church this next week. It will be awesome.
But ya  I hope Lacey had a wonderful Birthday yesterday. That she ate lots of ice cream for me haha. And that you all have a wonderful week this week. So many blessing for all of us. We just got to go out and look for them. I love you guys. Have a terrific week.
Love always,
Elder Dial

February 9, 2015

So on saturday we went with a sister and she told us that it was her birthday on saturday and We didn´t know. So we told her this week we´re going to have a party hehe. But what she doesn´t know is that its my birthday too. SO we are going to go and throw her a party and Buy and Ice cream Cake hehe. She is super poor. She just quit her job because the Guy couldn´t pay her. But she is so giving. She got baptized about a year ago. Just an awesome lady. So ya that will be fun. I think those are the best kinds of birthdays. :D. When you can share it with somebody that you love 😀

So we had some pretty awesome miracles this week. Im super excited. We had a ton of people Go to church. 34. My record here is 35. So almost tied with the record. But really we could have had a lot more. We had a ton of the poeple that I have patiently invited every week to go my whole time here show up. Just goes to show that all the work you do isn´t in vain. I love it. And ya then we had an amazing miracle of finding a family that are golden. We were walking the other day and just saying Hi to everybody like we always do and she said Hi to us more friendly than other people usually do. haha. So we stopped and talked to her. She was just leaving so we gave her a card and we set up a visit to go back. She said tuesday and 7. But she also told us that she has a friend that is sirving the mission in Chile. So she was super excited to talk to us. So anyways we go tuesday at 7 and she wasn´t there. But we talked to her mom. Turn out that her mom had some pretty good memories of missionaries because she started talking to us and said ´´you know what. When I was about 17 years old I got baptized.´´ What a blessing that was. She is a member less active for like 30 years haha. What a blessing. But ya the daughter wasn´t there so we set up another apointment and went by on thrusday. She was there this time and we taught her. She understood it all because her friend had told her a lot about the chruch. It was awesome. We talked about the Book or mormon and that is how you can come to know that everything we taught was true. She went off to say ´´ok… So ill look for that book online or something.´´haha. Never have I had somebody say that. So when we pulled one out of our bags she was so happy. She almost hugged us in fact. Kinda awkward. BUt ya it was great. Such a blessing it was. I really liked it. So we are going to have to see if we can help her get to chruch.

But ya there are miracles in the work of the Lord. Always. I love it. What I really enjoyed this week is that my own family is doing missionary work. Inviting people to church. Learning what is a christian ;D. I love it. That makes me happy. I think one of the excuses I used a lot is that everybody I know is already a member. But I had a ton of people I knew that weren´t members. A lot of the kids on my hockey team. Even some of the Madrigals. Just a ton of people I knew but I put excuses. Even my neighbors weren´t members. I had a lot of friends that weren´t going to chruch ether. So ya just gotta help everybody so that they can gain the same blessing that I am gaining as I live the Gospel. I love being a missionary. I have learned how to be happy. But the best part is that I have some more time to work in the work of the Lord. Give everything like dad said. without regrets. Thats the best way to live life. Because if not you will get to the judgement day and regret not repenting. haha. Now is the time to prepare us. not tomorrow or next week. This life is our time. I love it.

Thanks for all of your love and support. I hope you all have an amazing day and week and that you enjoy every min. of it. Because its there to bless us. So that we can be happy. Look for the happiness that comes through the savior jesus christ. He will give it to you. I love you! Have an amazing week.

Until next time,
Elder Dial

February 2, 2015

I feel like there are very few times in our lives when we truely feel Charity. That we truely feel and understand the Pure love that our Father in Heaven has for us. I know that its there. I know he loves us and that He truely wants us to feel it. But many times we get caught up in the little things. We forget how much He truely loves us thinking about all of our trials and problems. That happened to me this last week. I was so caught up thinking about how hard things are. Truely the work of the Lord is hard….. When we try to do it without him. But I had a prompting and I followed that prompting. Turns out the Lord truely loves me more that I will ever be able to comprehend. I felt the Saviors love. I felt it. I know that its always just a phone call away. Always just a scripture away. I love this gospel. I know its true. I know That the Lord Always brings us higher in our hard times.

So this week has been pretty much same old same old. Lots of Visits. We had a family that was progressing but in the end they moved to another state. Haha. How lucky are we. But ya we are working with a family that their son can get baptized. He is 8 years old and really it would just be awesome to see an ordanance in the Ward. It would really get everybody more excited. His family is just getting back in the Groove of going to chruch and they are super awesome. Weare working with the dad so that he cam baptize him. He has to work sundays. But we´ll see of the Lord can work miracles. Well better said we´ll see if our faith is sufficient so that God can work this miracle that we want. 😀 Truely I love the Gospel. I love being a part of it. I love seeing the miracle that the Lord Provides us with every day.

So yesterday in church they talked a lot about the Restored chruch that we have today. That it is the same that Christ established while he was here. I really liked it. To know that we are so blessed to be able to have the restored gospel in our lives. And so many times we are selfish and don´t do much to share it. I love bleing able to share it. Being able to be called to share it 24/7. Its the biggest blessing in my whole life. I just hope that I never forget about this blessing and I keep using it forever and ever. Keep reciveing this blessing.

I love you all so much. I hope you have an amazing week and you tell my all about the ways you felt the Saviors Love 😀

Elder Dial