eeeeeeeeeeeeeey faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!! ¿Como Están? I hope you are all doing well.
These week was busy busy buuuusssssssssssssssssssy!! Hahah it was fun though. We started the week off with district meeting....that meeting was uggggh we just kinda practiced giving people baptism dates........buuuuut I brought Elder Castro Cake for his birthday so that was fun!!!
I continued to be sick up until about W? or T ? I don't know, buuuut basically I took some pills that mom left with me annnnnnd that EMPTIED THE STREAM.....soooo hard but after that I was doing just fine sooooo yaaaay!!!
This week I had the opportunity to go on divisions with......waaait for it........wait for it......ELDER CHACON!!!! It was fun to relive old times hahahaha but he has learned a TON as a zone leader!!! We basically contacted ALLLLLLL DAAAAAAY!!!! Which was fun.....we met some really interesting people hahahahah but in the end we were able to get 12 new investigators....basically all of my current investigators are not progressing so now we get to do that fun process of replacing almost all of them......it should be a good time!!
P weekend (Conference) was super fun we just kinda went back and forth between campanario (the mall) and the chapel because it wouldn't have made sense to go back to the area because it's a little far, so it was fun I just kinda chilled with Elder Gardner, Elder Pulver and Elder Kelley!!! It was a good weekend!!!
Today was pretty fun too......I had my doctors appointment to take my x rays!! I asked the dude "how much does this x ray machine cost" and he was like "ohhh for you gringos its nothing maybe like 80 thousand dollars" and I just started to laugh my butt off.........like duuuude that's a ton of money!!! But president Zambrano (the president of the district and my doctor) told me that I shouldn't be worried that it's an inflammation and nothing else......we will go back Tto get my results!!!
We also went up to recuerdo Norte because a new mall opened there and we wanted to check it out.....it's pretty cool!!! But it was super weird to be back in my old area!!! Elder Eldredge is currently kicking it there so that's cool!
But yeah family!!! Love you guys sooooo much!!! I hope you guys are doing good!!!!
Les Amo Mucho!!! Hasta luego,
Book Club: Why did Lehi want his family to eat the fruit?
Yaay! Another complicated but not really complicated question to answer! In his dream Lehi had been walking in the darkness for a decent amount of time when he had prayed to the Lord for help and that is when he saw the tree of life. The tree had white sweet fruit and made people happy! Lehi had eaten the fruit and felt joy! In all of the beginning of the Book of Mormon Laman and Lemuel were bitter and complained about every little thing. People who are like that are people that I wouldn't consider to be happy for joyful. Lehi wanted his family to eat the fruit because he knew that it would have filled them with joy and made them happy! Later on in the book we learn that the fruit from the tree of life represents the gospel...and we learn that the gospel has the ability to make us happy. By following the iron rod (or in other words doing what we need to be doing spiritually) we can have the ability to receive happiness, joy, progress, and little by little become more like our Heavenly Father. Lehi obviously understood this and that is why he wanted his family to eat the fruit!
CHALLENGE: Why do you think Lehi wanted his family to eat the fruit? Write about it/your thoughts in your challenge journals!
Book Club: How did the liahona work?
Yaay two in one week! #winning
More fun questions to think about! In the scriptures we learn that the liahona was a guide or a compass...when Lehi and his sons had questions sometimes the answer would appear written on the liahona! However we learn in 1 Nephi 16:28 that this special guide worked according to the faith/diligence and attention that they had given to the Lord and liahona.
I think a lot of times we wish that the Lord would give us our own personal liahona, but he already has! We can speak to our Heavenly Father through prayer and many of our answers are written upon the scriptures/spoken in conference talks, and can also be found in things like the Liahona and Ensign magazines...and just like Lehi these things work according to our faith, diligence, and attention that we have in the Lord. It is sometimes hard to find answers to hard questions but if we remain steady and faithful we will always be able to find them.
CHALLENGE: How do you think the liahona worked? How does your own personal liahona work for you? Write about it in your challenge book!
Chillin' in between conference sessions!
Chilling with my gringos!!!
With Elder Gardner and Elder Pulver
We be lookin gooooood
Drawing in between sessions
I HAVE ALL THE POWWWWER!!!