Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Another week down!
I hope no one got hurt yesterday because I couldn't write! That was due to the zone meeting we had yesterday. the whole city of obregon and navojoa joined up to see president for the LAST TIME!!!! this is his last transfer and he will be leaving :( they are going on the 29th of this month. everyone is pretty sad... but changes are meant for us to grow. We will soon have a new president who his just coming with his wife! they are older and wont be coming with any kids. pres velez says that he has a lot of experience. it is kind of exciting, but sad at the same time. but we had the chance to hug sister velez as she said bye to everyone! that was really cool and something we didnt expect. I love her so much! she kept good care of me mom, and always got on to me for stuff, just like you would ;) but we might be going to the temple soon so we will probably see them again before they head out. ANYWAYS! the work continues. and the heat rolls in! we are at about 41 celcius which is about 195 f. I realy havent gotten the conversion down but above 40 c is about 100 f. well, we had a baptism this passed week and elder ruiz and I were very happy! he is one of the best companions I have had and we always have fun together. But the area has been rough... we felt really blessed this week to baptize, even more from the way we had to work for it. nothing like the good old fashion faith! :) I would like to share with you guys something that pres told us yesterday. he was talking about how in this like, we convert ourselves in many ways. from bad to good to better and to saints. we move from each one of the steps only by means of the atonement. its different for everyone, but an example is stop smoking moves us from bad to good. being baptized moves us from good to better. and a lifelong dedication to the church, missionary, AND temple work make us SAINTS. President told us that there are people who have attained so much in question of blessings and knowledge of the lord that they simple cant be touched by sin or transgresion. only if they let themselves, but with so much to lose, they would even think it. The prophet is an example. president said that if you want to go shake the prophets hand and you go looking for him, everyone is going to direct you to his own bishop! no one can just simple walk up to the prophet. the adversary cant so easily attack him either. if men like the prophet and his apostles are the leaders in missionary work and in guiding the church, how blessed are we to know that they can never lead us astray! we will ALWAYS be blessed by following the prophet. it is our task, too, to because saints, like in mosiah 3:19 so that satan cont move us either. imagine if every father was truly a saint. the priesthood really would be magnified. I think our dad has done a good job so far :) I love you all and hope this can help someone out. I will drink lots of water and I will put sunscreen on every day := until next week, elder Marsh