Subject: Re: conference
I love you!
First thing - WE GET TO SKYPE ON MOTHER´S DAY!!! I don´t know the details (we just found out today), but I´ll let you and mom know when I know more.:)
I loved conference - I loved how direct everyone was. Especially Elder Holland. Fantastic. And I loved Elder Bednar´s talk - how we need trials to help us move forward spiritually and "return home". I got to watch conference in English and I´m very grateful that I did. Yes, I know and
understand Spanish, most of the time (thanks to divine help), but it´s nice to hear it in English.
Yes, of course dark M&Ms. They´re pretty good.
I´m fine with clothes. And shoes, as well. There are "pacas" here in Sololá and it´s basically Goodwill (it´s stuff from the states) and I´ve bought a few shirts and a skirt and a jacket, but it´s all good. It´s not a lot and it´s cheaper than you and mom sending it from the States.
This morning I was asked to give a spiritual thought in our Zone training (in English, which was really hard to do. I almost started talking in Spanish two times). I shared Alma 37:6-7 and how it´s through small and simple things that great things are brought to pass. I shared that a lot of
people think that the small and simple things aren´t going to get them back to God and that it has to be some great thing (and, on the other end, some people think they don´t have to do anything but just be baptized). But it´s through the Gospel of Jesus Christ that we return back to God and Jesus Christ with our families. Just faith, repentance, baptism (by someone that has the Priesthood), receive the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. Just these five things. Is it hard? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Like Elder Holland said in his talk how it´s completely worth it when you think about the alternative. I love this Gospel and know that it is true. It is what we need to do to get back to the presence of our Heavenly Father with our families forever. Live the gospel and keep the faith.
I love you, dad! I pray for you, mom, and our family everyday!
Con MUCHO amor,
April 8, 2014
Con MUCHO amor,