Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015

WOW!!! Has this week been absolutely Crazy! As I told you all last week! I'm training! My son is named Elder Serrano!! He is from Honduras!! He is really motivated but really scared! So, I have been having him talk to people!! The branch here is so great! Our ward mission leader is a 29 year old guy with a 2 year old baby! So young with lots of energy! He really likes going on divisions with me because we both love talking to people! Elder Serrano and I worked so hard this last week trying to get to know the branch and to find new investigators. And with the motivation of conference, we know that we can work even harder!
Speaking of conference, WOW!! So many new things came to light and helpful tips and motivation became clear! Obviously I'm going to start of with Jeffrey R. Holland! His talk was so amazing about the love that mothers have and how it was compared to the love of Christ! Mom, Thank you so much for the Love that you show me! I love you so much! Unfortunately, the satellite cut out in the middle of his talk...So I didn't get to hear all of his talk, but I will look for it today!  I loved the quote that said -What is keeping me from Progressing personally-
This week, we are doing something called a week of Sacrifice!! We are getting up at 5, getting ready, studying, and working from 8 am, to nine-thirty at night!! Pray for me because it is going to be stressful but amazing! Today actually, we only have 45 minutes to write our families, I don't know why our Zone leaders did this but I'm just going with it! I know that the Lord will bless me!

Something cool that I did! My branch mission leader, Elder Serrano, and I, Were on a bus to Heredia to watch conference on Saturday! The whole bus was filled like none other!!! We were just sitting there, and I got up, walked up to the bus driver and said ´'Can I sing a song´´ He said sure! so i got up in front of the bus, this time just me! and i sang -Families can be together forever- The whole bus got completely quiet as i sang and then invited them to look for Christ in there lives! After that, the bus was quiet until we got to the last bus stop! Many people smiled as they walked by me and some gave me a short, thank you. I could feel the spirit so strong. I have never during my whole mission got up and just started yelling at everyone. I have only sang to invite the spirit. I know that music brings the spirit into whatever surrounding! It is a tool of conversion! I love the savoir and the things that I am learned out here in the field, and the wonderful things that I learned during conference!  

Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ Love you with all their hearts. They know exactly how you feel in every moment in your life. I don't fully understand the Atonement, and maybe never will, but I know that there was a reason that Christ spent 2 times suffering physically on earth. When we are down, lonely, stressed out, and just unhappy, they know! Christ had to suffer for EVERY PAIN so that when we have pain, he knows EXACTLY how to cure us. We just need to look, trust, and follow his counsel. However, he also suffers a 3rd time now, as he watches us sin. I'm sure it hurts him again just as it did before. Always do the will of the Lord, NEVER your own! -I God have  suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent.- Repentance is not just confessing your sins to a bishop, that is just the first step in changing, but it is changing your heart to become more like the savior. A change of action, thought, and spirit. I am not perfect when it comes to repentance, but I know how much it can change someone. I love you all so very much and hope that you all can take the things that you learned from conference and apply them today, tomorrow, this month, and this year. The Father and the Son will NEVER leave us on our own. 
-God is our refuge and strength, very present help in trouble.
 -Be stilland know that am God: will be exalted among the heathen, will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46: 1,10 
A scripture that I want all to look at this week is (Matthew 13:10-14) I love learning about the life of Christ!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!

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