this week has truly been well... amazing! we have seen a handful of miracles. But first i wanted to share something with you that has not only changed my life but will change all of my eternity.
I'm not sure if you remember mom but in my patriarchal blessing it says i will be influenced by many of the prominent leaders of the church while on my mission. Well this week, My life changed, We were eating with the president of the seminaries and institutes of argentina paraguay and uruaguay. I'm telling you this guy is such a great leader, His name is Brother Varas, and in my opinion is one of these promnent leaders. For his calling he talks to one of the seventises named Elder Gonzalez (who also is in our ward), and is always runnig. While we were eating, We started talking about him and also his life with his spouse. While we were talking I asked him what has been his drive or what pushes him to be better. He told me something that really hit me. He said ¨THE ETERNAL LIFE¨ he told me¨i want to live eternally with god and Jesus Christ...¨and while looking at his Wife he said¨with my queen.¨ I´m not completely sure why but when he said this the spirit hit me and filled my whole mind and soul with understanding and my patriarchal blessing came to my mind. This moment was and is an eternal moment for me.
I was really looking forward to share that with all of you. It is something that is very special and i am so glad happened. I think right now in this ward is the time where i am influenced by these prominent leaders. In our ward live 3 elders from the first qourum of the seventy, all of them you can see in the page in the ensign. It is truly crazy.
Also we are going ot have a baptism this week!! we have been teaching Eliana and during the week we diecided to watch the restoration. and then at the end of the lesson we invited her to prayer about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, and then she did... after she prayed she said... so how are you supposed to feel after you pray.. and we said well... Happy... uhh hhuh and calm unhuhh and well good.. uhhuh with every adjective to explain the holy ghost she said yes and uh huuh and then she got really excited and said she knew that it was all true! It truly was an amazing experience. Eliana lives with a member family and they are helping her prepare for her baptism. She is from Colombia and her mom does not want to her to be baptized, and a couple nights has called us crying but my companion, elder garcia is really smart and helped her a lot to be able to feel calm,
Also with Kevin, He went to mutual this week but has not wanted to talk much more about religion with us.
Also we are teaching a family from Peru, THe dad is a less active whos name is Miguel and the mom and daughter are named Roxana and Leslie. Ther are truly so great! We have visited them quite a few times this week but at the las tmoment( by last moment i mean sunday in the morning) decided not to go to church... We are wokring hard iwth them to help them go to church and focusing a lot on the BOok of mormon. Thorughout my mission i have seen much power in this book.( maybe you can give one to somebody and write your testimony in the front of it) anyways this week Miguel does not have to work and sundays, In fact he does not have ot wokr on sundays for 3 weeks ( just enough time so everyone can be baptized !) and then hopefully his testimony can be strong enough so he can change his Job! But we are working so hard to keep them improving.
This week We ate with the Spallino Family. A family that is fromn Utah but has a job here with the church, and we invited them to give a book of mormon to their door guard and Sister Spalling shared a story with me after we invited them. SHe said that one time as she was trying to share the gospel she asked on eof her friends if she would be interested in having the missionaries come over ot ehre a gospel message and to ehr surpise... her friend said yes... LAter that same friend got baptized. I hope you know that to share the gospel is to only invite others. THis week with a spirit of prayer you can do the same thing, while you are doing it don´t think about what might happen but think about how much joy will feel the person that you are going ot invite, think baout the change it will make in her family. The wife of Elder Gonzalez( one of the 70s in our ward) is a convert that got baptized at 12 years old) who knows? maybe oyu will invite someone and change their eternity.
Mom and dad and Makenna and Brennan, I love you so much and am so greatful for your example to me. Thank you for your love and for your support. Please keep smiling everyday, and keep reading hte Book of Mormon everyday. At least for 5 minutes it will change your life, for small and simple things bring about great things and even confound the wise!
Wiht all my love,
See you soon my dear family!
SWABH(Maybe bigger and storonger than DADS(=)
P.S. Thank you so much Mom for the Email, And for setting up my schooling already, when will i go to school?
Also I wish you could of gone to see the fairwell talk... but that´s okay. I truly hope you start feeling better mom, maybe you can get a blessing,,, and keep taking those pills!) jaj I love you mom you are an example in my life and I am so glad for any sugestions that you have for me. I hope I can keep making you proud! tell me if i need ot do anything better... I am really sorry about the píctures. I was thinking i could send you in the mail one of the memories and then you can send it back to me.. I'm not sure.. What do you think?