I realized that for the rest of my life I will be serving the Lord, and this is just the beginning of the dedicacion and learning how to follow the spirit and help realize miracles for the Lord! I will be a mission forever!
What a wonderful week in the most beautiful....dusty....place in the world!! Oh how the weeks are going by so much faster, the days are like blinks of eyes, its the greatest work, the greatest joy!
That right there was almost a poem, but its not! Anways this weeks was really great, so many things happened and Its really impossible to write everything down, so I will just be hitting a few of the highlights of the week. Things that really changed me, and that has helped me become a close to Christ!
We had the chance to do our monthly training, to the zone of Casa Grande, and it was wonderful because normally we go to a meeting with all the zone leaders, and we get training beforehand and they tell us all the things we need to transmit to the missionaries, but this month with the mission split, and adding Chiclayo misison they basically trained the new zone leaders and updated them on all the things we do diferent in this mission, the best mission in the world. Anyways, long story short, this training we didnt have a lot to transfer to the zone, so it was all based on our feelings and revelation for the zone. So, Elder Cowley and I trained the zone on Faith, Obedience, and being Messangers of our Heavenly Father. It was AWESOME! I really learned that we all just need to have a little more faith, faith is such an eternal principle because we can always strengthen faith, a knowing of something can never be strengthened, but Faith is a continues battle!! We focusd a lot on Ether 12 and promised blessings the Lord gives to us in DyC 109! It was such a neat training and really the Spirit is the True Teacher and Trainer! Anyways, each month we present the goal of how many almas we are going to help, so for this month we showed a clip of the Polar Express with the golden ticket, where the ticket is lost and goes flying around in the air, then we sent the zone looking for golden tickets outside, they went and searched and found little golden tickets that said FE on them, or Faith! Just like in the movie it says Believe!! Anways when they found there ticket they needed to show it to us and then we gave them a complete white booklet, This part is awesome, The booklet is so they can take it to the temple and write down there impressions. Everytime they go to the temple they Show there Faith in promised blessings, and if the Prophets of Old never would have wrote down there impressions we would never have them, so we gave them a way to keep a journal of there miracles!!! it was awesome! Very guided by the spirit!
It was just a great week, really, in our area, we helped many come to church( the struggle in this area) and to show there faith, we really focused on Santiago ....James 2, and how we are not able to have faith until we show our works!! Its the biggest problem in south america, SO MANY PEOPLE say they have faith, and that they believe in God, but they do not ever keep the commandments, or show that faith with there works! Its a continual battle, helping people show there faith by taking those steps(works).
Man, I could go on and on with stories, but Just know that im doing wonderful! A year has passed by, it flew by, but I realized that for the rest of my life I will be serving the Lord, and this is just the beginning of the dedicacion and learning how to follow the spirit and help realize miracles for the Lord! I will be a mission forever!
I love you all so very much, I thank you for all the many prayers and support! May this week be a week full of faith and service!