Monday, June 12, 2017

Life's Good 😀 (Week 21)

Elder Herman on a moto taxi.
      This week was good, we have been putting in some WORK! Highlight of the week was we had 8 investigators at church yesterday! And all but one have baptismal dates! There are 2 families, one the family Angeles Rosales (Yareli and her kids Kevin, Brian, Joselyn, and Evelyn) and the family Carlon Martinez (Manuel, Guadelupe, Diana, and their little girl Alondra) and then a members friend, Dany! Sunday was kinda crazy running around getting them to church, but it was great! Also had a really good lesson with family Angeles Rosales and broke the ice with them a little better cause they didn’t talk much, but ay va! And they said they are still feeling good about their baptismal date the 25 of June! So that’s great. Also the other night it was raining so hard and I looked outside and saw poor little Jimmy (our dog) all curled up getting soaked! So me and my comp went out and made him shelter! We are so good to him!

Spiritual Thought Of The Week
      I just wanna say, how blessed are those that know the gospel and are obedient! This week we had a lot of lessons with members, and their testimonies are so awesome! In every converts testimony they say their life has changed. We can see changes in ourselves and others when we are living the gospel. The gospel principles are the answer to every problem that anyone will ever have in this life. A couple months ago in Campestre a guy on the streets was saying how Mormons always have nice houses and are living good. All I could tell him was welp, we are blessed! We just have to do our part and God will do his and take care of us! There are so many temporal blessings that we can earn with obedience in the gospel. I can testify that living the gospel honestly helped me to be a better baseball player and so many other temporal things. Doctrine and Covenants 130:20-21 “There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated. And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it was predicated.” We have so many blessings just sitting up in heaven waiting for us to earn them with our obedience. God wants to bless us but he also wants us to learn and grow and to go get the blessings! There are also spiritual blessings. Blessings of feelings like peace and happiness in our lives no matter what the situation. Mosiah 2:41 “And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in ALL things, both TEMPORAL and SPIRITUAL; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of NEVER ENDING HAPPINESS. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.” Wow. That’s pretty dang cool. Keep the commandments (there are a lot more than just 10) and you will be blessed in all things! You will dwell with God in heaven in a state of never ending happiness! How great is that? But, that is if you hold out faithful to the end. It’s not free. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it! And remember, remember that these things are true! For the Lord God hath spoken it! I love you all and I want everyone of you to earn the blessings that God has for you. Be obedient. Do what you are supposed to do even if it isn’t the easy thing. Read your scriptures. Say your prayers. Go to church. And build from that. Remember why you are here and who gives you everything. God wants us to be happy. He wants us to return to live with him in a state of never ending happiness. One more time. Be obedient. I love you all! Go get those blessings!

Con Amor, 
Elder Herman

Jimmy the dog under his shelter and out of the rain.

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