This week has been really good – I love giving blessings to people. At the beggining of my mission I didn’t really like it because I couldn’t speak, but now I love it! There was an Hermana (sister) in the mission that needed some help and she asked for a blessing so I gave her one and she felt comforted. And afterward she thanked me for being worthy to give her a blessing. It made me feel really good to know that I could exercise the Priesthood when the occasion required. And Dad, thank you for being worthy all those years to help me and give me guidance through the power of the Priesthood.
I love the scriptures; they are filled with examples of how people made and kept their covenants with God. When I get back I want to work in the temple.Here (below) are some pics. The first one is the Pueblo I live in, which is called ‘The Cortina’. It is one of the more ghetto parts of the city. And I helped chop some of the wood in the background. The other one is of a letter from Keith – the last one he sent me from Costa Rica, and one from the Chenneys.
Love you all! And tell Grandma and Grandpa Bell and Moore that I love them.
Family – don’t worry about last week. I would way rather have you guys serving the Lord through others than have you write me. That’s part of the covenant we made when we got baptized and received the Priesthood – to be faithful, magnificar nuestro llamamiento, estar diligentement atentos a las palabras de vida eterna, y vivir cada palabra que sale de la boca de Dios. These are just some of the covenants that we have made with the Lord, but they all tie into one great whole, and you can’t start doing one without doing the others.
Isn’t it amazing how the gospel works? I feel like I am just beginning to scratch the surface of what its all about, and I feel like jumping up and down inside each time I scrape off a little more.
This week my desire to know the savior has been increased out of my want to help others come unto him and participate in this great process of sanctification. I have been reading a lot and my companion makes comments like the comments I used to make to Keith when we were young. So Keith, I know how you feel now.
I love all of you! Keep and learn more about your covenants!!!
The mission is the best! I am learning so much.
This week has been amazing: We brought a family to church and after they came into Sacrament Meeting the mother said she felt a really calm feeling. That is the best when an investigator feels the Spirit and you can identify it for them. That is a vital process and an experience they need to have to become converted. They have to recieve revelation through attending church activities, prayer and reading the scriptures. Keith has learned all about that.
I am super excited to go to the temple when we all get back!!! Keep serving the Lord with everything you have!