Not sure if you guys realize, but this is like the 3rd email where i have titled it, “It was cold.” But its the first one, where for real, it was cold. I have had to put a sweater on almost every day this week. I mean its nothing like a Boise mid December or January cold, but compared to the sun thats been blasing since the begining of the year, its cold, and im right by the ocean now, so yeah it gets breasy and cold.
Anyway we have had an excellent week. Lots of crazy things happening all the time.
We, and other elders, in other times, have been teaching a sister, and she comes to church a lot, and she attends the relief society activities all the time, but she has a hard time reading, and praying, you know, the simple things that really bring us closer to the Savior. Anyway, its been kinda hard for us to help her out, through questions, and exhorting and all things, she still has a hard time. But, i have had some pretty cool promptings as we have taught her. for example, we were teaching one afternoon, and she said something along the lines that the gospel of Jesus Christ, or, Faith in Him, Repentance, Baptism, the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End, doesnt work. It does bring blessings because its impossible to complete it. Anyway, at that moment i felt kinda sad. The Gospel, this process has brought such happiness and peace to my life, i know that it works, and i know the great things that come from following it. And so in that moment, from somewhere devine, i just felt a longing that she might know the truth as well, and so i started to try to teach more specifically to her and more directed towards her that she might feel these things, and it helped. I strated to feel more, and i could kind of understand her dificulty in all this. Anyway, i dont ahve all the answers to how to help her, and were still not 100% out of the rough spots, but its ok, as most of us know, the Lord gives to us Line upon line and precept on precept, here a litttle and there a little, so we are going to keep working with her. Were confident that it will help and that she will one day feel and know that the Lord loves and helps and guides her in everything, and she will be able to taste the delicious that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that you all can feel the same as well, and i pray that you feel it soon, often and frecuent.
To help you all recognize it, id love to share with you a scripture that i found and have been using and meditating this week in my daily life here as a pale blonde in peru….
“And it came to pass when they heard this voice, and beheld that it was not a voice of thunder, niether was it a voice of a great tumultuous noise, but behold, it was a still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it didi pierce even to the very soul-“
Anyway, i hope this helps and i really hope you all can recognize the voice of God, who speaks through the Holy Ghost, in your lives every day. As you continue to pray, to read the Book of Mormon, and go to church, you will feel, recognize and love it. I promise!
Love you all!
heres kinda a old photo, maybe you guys already saw it… Another old one from way back in april, two of these elders are now Rms.. Have a great week guys!