Mathew 5:41

And whosoever shall compel thee
to go a mile, go with him twain.
Matthew 5:41

Monday, October 12, 2015

Apostle Russell M. Nelson August 31, 2015

Hey guys so we've got a problem. I can't send you guys pics because the machine we used to read the camera card is broken. This week I will buy a new one but until then I can't send a ton of dope pics. I can tell you some crazy stories from the week though. Alright, on Tuesday we found a pretty big scorpion in our house, we killed it and everything was chill. A couple minutes later my comp went outside and called me. He found a fairly big tarantula crawling on the wall outside. We killed that one too. Later on in the week we found another scorpion. That was pretty crazy.

As for spiritual experiences, we didn't have many but the few that we had were very powerful. Last week we married and baptized a famiy. This whole week we have been teaching the basics over again so that they understand clearly what is the sabbath day, what is tithing, and what is the word of wisdom. Also, we have been teaching a lot about temples so that they don't forget that the real goal in life is to have your family sealed together for time and all eternity. The family went to church and didn't work Sunday so they are definitely making some progress. On Saturday, we had the opportunity to listen to one of the 12 apostles that are living today. Russel M. Nelson spoke to us with power and authority. But before all of that he shoke hands with every single missionary in nicargua. Thats right, I said good morning to Russel M. Nelson and shook his hand. He spoke to us in a way that was very relaxed. He had notes but he spoke freely and by the spirit. He taught us that we need teach with the end in mind. Yes, as missionaries we are here to help people get baptized, but really we are here to help people make holy covenants in the sacred temple of the Lord. He taught us that the people need to do the basics first before they can progress further. Here in Nicaragua, people have a hard time going to church and paying tithing, because they can barely survive with the work and money that they have. President Nelson taught us that when the people can do the basics they can climb out of poverty, and climb out of the spiritual circle that they are stuck in. Right now we are doing are best to get our family to the temple to be sealed one year from now, and we are also working with the family of our lunch cita. The husband of our lunch cita is the only person who is not baptized. He wants to get baptized, but does not want to give up alchohol and smoking. He is tough but my comp and I want to see his baptism so we will work hard with him. That's it guys.
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