Elder Espinoza

Elder Espinoza
Alma 26:12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Exact obedience brings exact blessings."

October 29, 2013
Hello Hello,
So we had two baptisms on Saturday! That was so awesome! Also probably one of the funniest moments on my mission. One of the boys started singing that song "A whole new world" from Aladdin at the top of his lungs after he got baptized hahaha. We were dying laughing! The baptism was combined with two kids from the ward so there was A LOT of people there it was wonderful. One of the other girls getting baptized asked me to confirm her so that was another awesome experience. You really can feel the spirit so strong at baptisms. Its really awesome seeing all the little kids crowded around the font to watch the baptisms and they are just so excited and cant wait to get baptized. Even though at the moment they may not understand quite fully what it means but they can definitely feel the spirit and they KNOW they should be baptized too. So the baptism went smoothly but the whole morning and afternoon before that....that's a different story lol.
So we had a pretty good day planned out with some lessons and helping some people move. Everyone either canceled on us or just wasn't home except one recent convert family then the family that wanted us to help them move only wanted help to move their huge grand piano and lots of people were supposed to show up to help but it was only us, the dad and the elders quorum president. Talk about some fun.... haha Then they had totally forgot about their two sheds they had full of stuff so we stayed and helped them pack all that up then went to help unload and before we knew it we had to be at the church in a half hour. So we ran to our car to find out the battery was dead and nobody had cables. Then we found out that the terminal on the battery was completely corroded and broke off so our car was outta commission. Luckily we were able to get a ride and got it all sorted out. We had a member jimmy rig the  car so we could at least get it to the mechanic on Monday. On Monday we took it in only to find out a couple hours later we needed to take it to the dealership and we got there right after the service shop had closed so we had to leave it there overnight. Talk about fun stuff haha So we are without a car in this HUGE area but luckily my comp has a bike and a member let me borrow one :) Crazy weekend!
Last week we really focused on finding new investigators went out having faith and trusting in the Lord to lead us where we need to go. We found 6 new investigators last week and 4 of them in one day! The promises in the scriptures are soo true. All we have to do is do what they say and the blessings are there. We have so many blessings in store for us as long as we do what is commanded. Obedience is the only way to receive blessings. That's why one of my favorite quotes is, "Exact obedience brings exact blessings." If there's one thing I've learned on the mission it's that being obedient to the Lord really is the only way to truly be happy in life. Then you have no fear cause you will always have the spirit to be with you leading and guiding you. Anyway, hope you all had a wonderful week! Thanks for all the love and support!

Elder Jaden Espinoza 

Damion and Danny Fox
Katelyn Smith

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