Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 24, 2014 -"It is in His Name"

Hey family!

Well it has been a pretty good week this week. We have been up and down all week! We have been trying really hard to see progression in our investigators and help them move forward! But it has been hard to see the change in them! You know that it would be so easy for them just to say yes! But you can really see the adversary is working so hard to see that this work doesn't move forward! In the end, we all know how it will end up!
It has been blazing hot here all week long! I got my awesome tan lines back! Haha.. It really has been burning here! It's really nice though. I forget sometimes where I am, and I look around and see all the palm trees and all the green that's all around! It's unreal! The best part too is that April and May are coming up! And there will be millions of mangos and all of the other fruits!!
Well the work like I said, has been really up and down all week. We need to find new investigators! It has been hard spending time with all of these people that have so much potential and could be so great but they don't follow through! It's also very frustrating!! haha. I just have to keep reminding myself that there is a reason for everything and to keep forcing myself and not let myself fall! Having a good mind set is key in anything that you want to do! That is definitely something that I have learned here in the mission! During the week, we had some really great lessons and some that felt pretty hard, but what has helped me move forward is knowing that when the hard times come to let it be in the name of the Lord. Our President has talked about that in his letters, That we need to remember that this his not our work so when we succeed or when we fail, that it is in His name. 
Sunday we had a new couple that we are teaching show up at church with us and Mayra came as well! We are looking forward to their baptisms in the following month! We are going to focus ourselves this week in finding those investigators who are ready to learn and hear the Gospel! 
This week, a member of the Seventy is coming to talk personally to us here in the mission! Sounds like it's going to be pretty big! I am excited to hear what he has to say!
I love all of you sooo much. Hope you have a Great week!

D:C 58:3-4 and 28

Elder Liljenquist
Elder Liljenquist's letter, especially the part where he said "In the end, we all know how it will end up!" reminded me of a great quote by Elder Holland:

"The future of this world has long been declared; the final outcome between good and evil is already known.There is absolutely no question as to who wins because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard.  The only really strange thing in all of this is that we are still down here on the field trying to decide which team's jersey we want to wear!"

 Cute cute Elder:)

D&C 58:3-4, 28
"Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with glory; the hour is not yer, but is nigh at hand.
For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward."

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