Tuesday, November 15, 2016
La Calera: Blessings
This week was yet another filled with learning experiences and miracles. We were able to baptize a man named Ruben and his two daughters last Saturday and they were confirmed the following Sunday. A bunch of the members in the branch were able to attend the baptismal service and support.
One of the nights last week we were buying some empanadas before returning to the pension for the night and we heard a crash out in the street. A dude had crashed his motorcycle and was rolling around moaning and bleeding a ton. A crowd quickly gathered and we ran over and administered a priesthood blessing, though we couldn´t get him to tell us his name.
I miss all of you guys a ton, but there´s no doubt in my mind that I need to be here. The knowledge that we have as a result of our membership in this church is incredible. We know that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us--who rejoices when we rejoice and weeps when we suffer, who listens when we pray wants us to have every blessing that we need in this life to overcome our personal trials. We know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be completely cleansed and healed of our past errors and sins, that we have a system of immediate support that is only a humble prayer´s distance from us at any given time. We know that families are forever. The majority of God´s children do not have these precious truths. Each of us has a duty to share the Gospel, but it starts with our personal conversion and testimony. I invite all of you to do the things that you need to do to strengthen your relationship with our Heavenly Father and your testimony of the Savior. This Gospel is real. I realize now how incredible it is that I forgot so often the importance of these things before I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the experience of the mission life. The Gospel is the way to live in happiness in this life and to prepare to live with God and our families forever. I invite you all to take the steps of faith and put forth as much effort as you can to live this Gospel--it is the best thing you can do to overcome your problems, no matter what they are. I love you guys so much! I´ll write more next week!