Tuesday, December 29, 2015

sincere question of repentance

Re: Letter from mom

 so sounds like Church was good for you all, thats good, I thought it was cool to talk to you guys good times. well thanks for waiting so long, we were there trying for a while too but when I could finally talk it was really cool it made my day and thanks Mom for being there at the end of the day still, that really made me feel happy to see that you were still there at the computer screen, it made me think of how much you guys have taught me and loved me and stuff and in Church the same feeling as I thought about the way the Lord has talked to me. Sometimes I have felt like after trying so long you look and someone is there on the other side still and it makes you feel pretty motivated, this is hard for me to describe for some reason but it just reminded me of the similarities life has with the mission and how those small moments of communication with your earthly or heavenly family are gifts mercifully given rather than some sort of achievement I have gained after my hard work. What I mean to say is you may try to fix the computer as hard as you can but it just doesn't work or you try to fix your life as hard as you can but you JUST DON'T FIX IT ALL THE WAY and you will never get to enter God`s presence that way and in the end the screen just pops up for trying all you could. so that is what I wanted to say. I know that you and Dad and Heavenly Father love me a lot so thanks for teaching me that. it helps me a lot, like I say mercy is a sign of love and that gives me motivation. Love you chow there isn't too much time to write more, here is what happened, well a little of this week that I liked the translation is not very clear so sorry. 
google translate:
this week was pu-rete for me and Christmas was one of the best apart from that I am also encouraged to start again the Book of Mormon and this time studying the depths, last time helped me so much especially in my teaching, I testified with more power to witness and gospel knowledge, I learned much of mercy and necessity of living the gospel before. or also this Saturday did a split with Elder M, despite the many problems he is going now, we had a purete division and in the morning when we left I felt an impression should visit a researcher and her Mom a less active but Do not bend yet to go home but spent another street that impression came again just down the street from your home then told hm going to pass that way and the lesson went very well, never visit them in the morning but were, her mother and her daughter in law, and could teach everyone. Mom said she wants to go to church again to renew their agreement and daughter shared some experiences that I could just understand and relate a lot and have felt that it is not the only one. she also had a very sincere question of repentance Elder Monson could answer with a story in the Bible. I like the way Teaching Elder M and the end of the lesson the daughter said quieria finally be baptized, Elder R said that if or whether he would baptize but was much more purete hear their own VOCA. I know that the spirit I speak, I speak also helped me when I hear other times this week, sometimes it sounds very clear but as I said much depends on my desire, if I listen but I know that missionary work should be so and I'm trying to improve on that. but I feel I'm better.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

saved by grace

sweet, sounds like a whole lot a fun!  The kid that got baptized is doing good, 
also yeah that is cool that M is getting married and that K got her endowments out, I remember really well when I got mine out. I had a time on my mission where I think the Lord taught me a lot about His grace. Once I had a companion share a great talk about perfecting ourselves in el momento oportuno  I like the last 2 verses in Moroni, I think the motivation in becoming perfect  is love, that is what we need if we want to apply the Savior`s grace. Also one has to understand that you will not fill the demands of justice ever. You always need to apply mercy, it is the basic objective of missionary work if you ask me, so that when people find themselves on judgment day they can be saved by grace. As you know, grace should always be applied, not just at the end. 
I  had a time on my mission where I was trying to be pretty obedient, my companion helped me a lot and it seemed like the more I tried the more I failed. Every morning I missed some sort of rule and they were usually simple things that I missed, it was an interesting time for me, day after day of failing made me feel like I wasn't doing good enough. It made me wonder how some people could ever say they were exactly obedient. But anyway after some praying and stuff the Lord helped me a lot, lots of stuff happened like for example my companion showed me a talk, I also found some awesome scriptures that talked about enduring to the end and gave me a good perspective on things. like I said the thing that I found is you need love or charity, the other types of motivation seem to have to do more with justice and love with mercy. The last door will be mercy is basically what I learned so that is a fun topic love you 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ready to hear more

The following email letter was copy and pasted into google translate. He sent it all in spanish!!

think the area is very much ready for success and changed lives , I know that everything good that has happened is the Lord and reminds me of an interesting contact I had . contact felt the house, a secure feeling as wise as it should contact . It seemed like nobody was then when we hit hands there and no one came , I thought hm because I felt this house , we will strike again and finally came a young man , we could make a little like starting and seems ready to hear more , just came out of jail and he said he spent many prebas , this makes me think that he has been humiliated. I know that the Lord is trying to teach me to take initiative much, just have to do it with more faith and love. I have improved a lot in my sincerity , and that gives me a lot more power. I also liked the writing Corinthians we read today is a good way to see the people. thanks

Thursday, December 3, 2015

how to enjoy learning

well it was a good week, I am learning a lot here. there is a lot of potential here, it is really fun we had a couple divisions one, I went with Elder D, it was fun. I remember when we were sort of like half companions a while ago so it was good to do another division, it was fun for me to see how he has improved and it was also cool because we found a new investigator that seemed pretty prepared. Elder D has become a good friend. Then we had a division in our area, I went with Elder R it was also a good division we found a less active family and a bunch of other potential people. like I said this area has a lot of potential. Also the studies are going pretty good, there is not so much time as I had but when I can study it is really fun, I feel like that is something I have learned here on my mission, how to enjoy learning. I think it is funner now to meditizar scriptures also I am going to have to keep meditizando. Also something important I noticed yesterday is that the scriptures I have in my head are now things that can come to my head again and again and maybe the Spirit can inspire me to share them, the same goes with the things I have been studying. I like how everything about the Gospel is solid truth, yesterday I started repeating the DyC 19:31 and I got a pretty good feeling, as though I just barely starting to understand what it is saying. It is talking about mercy a little bit not just justice, we talk about the only way to happiness that is why we don't need to talk about dogmas. I know that the Gospel is the only way to feel happy in this life.