August 10th, 2015
Que tal? I hope this email finds you all good wherever you are. THings are so good here in Cartavio and I am just loving life.
Lets see.. as far as investagators go... well lets start with Soledad. WE still havent made any progress with her. She likes to do this thing where she tells us to come and visit her, and then doesnt asnwer the door or her phone or anything. its kinda frustrating. BUt we have just been trying to love her and be patient with her. Right now she isnt ready to be baptized, but we just have to be patient and keep doing our best and praying and she will come around. Leodan and Alexis however are both doing so well! alexis yesterday aced his last exam and finished top of his class! and he told us from now on he will never miss another sunday! it was incredible. he is so awesome and already has such a strong testimony.
Also, something i havent really talked about is our inactive members in our ward. We have quite a few, but usualy there isnt a whole lot to tell with them. BUt this week we were able to "Rescue" one of them named Karol! She has received all the lessons again, and was interviewed by the branch president and has returned to the church. it was really special and we can see how motivated she is now. Its awesome to see people change their lives and regain their testimonies.
Also, I just have to give a little shoutout to my Mission president. ON thursday we had the opportunity to go to trujillo and meet with him, and he asked us about our piano in cartavio.... well before our piano was less than adequate. but he sent us on a mission with hermana marler and bought us a new one for me to have for my mission! It was awesome!! So now we have a great keyboard in our capilla :)
For my spiritual thought this week i want to share something that pres marler shared with me. We were talking about Enoch who i just love so much. But after Enoch had this awesome vision and saw everything that our heavenly father has, he saw that God was weeping. And he says in Moses 7:29 How is it that thou canst weep, seeing thou art holy, and from all eternity to all eternity?" How is it that the supreme creator of everything could be weeeping? and the answer is in verses 32 and 33. "The Lord said unto Enoch, behold these thy brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and i gave unto them their knowledge, in the day i created them; and in the garden of eden,, gave i unto man his agency; and unto thy brethren have i said, and also given commandment, that they should love one another, and that they should choose me, their father; but behold, they are without affection, and they hate their own blood." This scripture is so powerful because it demonstrates really how much God loves us and how sad he is when we make wrong choices. and the question that i ask when i read this is "how many times has God wept because of a choice that i made?" It definitely makes me think about my actions a lot more and makes me want to make good choices.. because i never want my Heavenly Father to shed a single tear on my behalf.
Also, as part of my spiritual thought, I recorded a little piece on the piano to share with yall. I love music and the spirit it brings. HOpe you enjoy it!
With the "Piano" they got for him to play