Monday, July 15, 2013
Pageant, Parker, Parker, Parker
Wow, another week come and gone. Time flies, let me tell you. And times sure change with the week. Last week was a week of miracles and this week was a week filled with tests of faith. Needless to say, not one of our baptisms went through thanks to palabra de sabiduría, ley de castidad, and Catholisism. I was pretty frustrated on Saturday, but when life gets you down, let it bring you down to your knees. My companion and I prayed and prayed on Saturday for Heavenly Father to help us in this work. I know that God always fulfills His word when we complete with our part. "I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say, but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise." We have to do our part for the Lord to do His. And I also know that we don´t receive any miracle until after the trial of our faith.
Today was cambios, aaaaaaaaand...not one of the hermanas in our apartment left! All four of us are staying! So today we enjoyed a nice pday and made pizza and apple pie with the Hansens. We´ll eat the apple pie after we write, so I´ll tell you next week how it turned out.
I hope you all had fun at the Pageant. Thanks for the quote, Dadio! This week, I was thinking of the one when Noah says, "Alma, you are no longer one of my PRIESTS!" I know without a doubt that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Joseph Smith was a profeta. I am so grateful that today we have a prophet. A man called of God who gives us the guidance we need. Thomas S. Monson is the prophet hoy en día. I know it. God loves us so much!
Fun things from this week are that we now get to pass 3 dead dogs on our normal route to preach the gospel in the mornings. One has been there for a couple weeks, one is still stiff from rigor mortis, and the other was recently hit today. Such fun. I never want a pet. (Except for Sunkist.) This week, I was also reading about Teancum, and I got the urge to throw a javelin. I really miss that, and singing, "Teancum! Teancum!" with the family.
One thing my zone leader Elder Egan who goes home today told me to think about during the week is "¿Qué voy a hacer yo para lograr mi potencial?" I know that God has a purpose for me here, but I have to realize where my faults are so I can reach my potential. I can´t do this work on my own, but I know I have a capacity to do so much more and I´m going to work as hard as I can to reach the potential I have inside me. With the Lord´s help, everything is possible! And if I don´t do this work with His help, I´m not doing His work.
The church is true and I love it. I love the scripture found in D&C 64:33. Nunca cansa de hacer lo bueno.
I love you all so so so so so x infinity much!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. I finally bought a new watch battery! It´s nice having my old pal time back.