Monday, April 25, 2016

because we love the Lord.

Re: Letter from mom

 glad to hear you are excited for my future though that is pretty uplifting. I am glad that you mentioned that and the covenants that I have made in the temple. thanks for your support, it is nice to know that I have good parents that love me. I have noticed that is one of the most motivating things people need, they need to feel loved and feeling the Lords love is something that we need for sure. I have seen that in myself a lot but especially in the people I teach, I feel like my companion has a talent for that, he seems to be able to show the people that he loves them and that helps a lot. We have been talking about the topic of loving the people, I realize that when I had started the mission I was probably  a lot more focused on justifing myself by comparing myself to others, why I am more obedient and so on, I remember the way I taught was often just teaching the lessons and not so much the people. now looking at some spots in the middle of my mission, where started seeing that something might be missing, I feel like the Lord had taught me some really important things. for example I got a companion that seemed to be pretty disobedient and he probably didnt like me a lot from the start because he thought he knew me already. but with all that happening the Spirit told me that I would learn something really important from him. with time I did. by the end I had realized that, he was a good person and in some ways a better missionary than I had thought. his main focus was on helping the people and that made a lot of sense all of a sudden. for some weird reason people sometimes associate loving the people with being disobedient, but being obedient on its highest level goes to loving the Lord and the people. I just wanted to share that, I feel like it has been a lot happier and meaningful to be here, especially in this last part as I am still learning to love the people and do things because I love the Lord. like I said before the last door is mercy.  I just wanted to share that little part of what I have been learning I think the rules of the mission are super important and I will go as far as saying they are commandments but we just forget way to ofter in the mission or church or anywhere the' why' we dont always have to know the reason but the why can be because we love the Lord.

 just something that has been on my mind lately-
 love you all chau

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

not worry about opposition

Well yeah, I am glad we got to talk to Grandpa before he left, today I was learning about the spirit world. I am happy that he is in a peaceful place, that we got to have a good time with him before. I really love the scripture you showed me. it is a good one. I like how we need to understand things to have more faith, faith has a lot to do with actions, sometimes people think not to share something because they believe it wont be a help to those they share it with but it is described here a lot different, sounds like a commandment that we should study and teach so that others can learn to have faith.
thanks for your prayers they help a lot. it is true what you said many blessings have been coming into my life now that I wouldnt have expected, it is amazing how much the Lord loves us, that has been helping me a lot to understand that more and more, honestly I haven't found something that has motivated me more than that yet. I know that prayer is super, super important. If you ever feel unhappy you should pray for sure. I know that God lives. that helps me not worry about opposition that comes, I have found that it is also hard to be happy sometimes, naturally we eventually get unhappy, but although there is a time to be happy or sad we can at least be at peace. well love you guys i read a lot of letters from you all, except those that cant write and I will respond to the questions I remember_
how am I

good thanks

how is the Spanish coming

good, it is getting funner to speak, it is something I dont want to forget after so I will have to keep practicing somehow.

what do I do on pdays}
usually what ever 

do I like my companion}

yeah all my companions have been pretty cool, I have learned something important from each one, my companion now is really nice and he works pretty hard, 

what is the food like

I actually dont remember if anyone asked me that 

what is your favorite color 
I have a lot of favorite colors 

I cant remember anymore questions remind me I guess if you get some.
love you tell every one I said hi and Grandma too,that I will pray for her..

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

our Prophet is a seer

 I have been receiving a lot of Spiritual help and I learned so much this week,conference was super great, very inspirational, and some of the things they spoke about were answers to questions I didn't remember I even had, I could go through most of the talks and tell how each one helped me, one that I really liked was in the Priesthood session, it was the talk from Elder Maxwell, there I really felt the Spirit strong and I just knew all of it was true, I also sat by a guy and we started talking before the session, turns out he is a member that wants to help a lot. he had some really cool stories to tell, one was about when the Prophet came to dedicate the Paraguayan temple, I am telling you lots of Paraguayan people have seen miracles from the Prophet. His was really cool and helped me think a little deeper about how our Prophet is a seer and some of the gifts that he has. I am so glad to know this Church is true, love you all thanks so much for your prayers and letters and support, it means a lot to me. I will pray for you guys