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 1, 2013
So last week was an absolutely wonderful week!!
last week was an absolutely wonderful week!! We had Zone Conference
which is always very inspiring and uplifting. The main thing I got
from it was obedience. There were lots of people who spoke on
different topics but every single one of them spoke on obedience.
Probably cause it is pretty important. It is the first law of Heaven!
A question I know I plan on asking myself every time I'm tempted to
not be fully consecrated is if I love that sin more that I love
Jesus. For example, on a day where I just wanna sleep in a little
extra I'm going to ask myself if I love my pillow more than Jesus. I
would encourage everyone to do the same with the little things we are
all working on! It really does help!
also very excited for general conference this coming week. I have
lots of questions that I want answered and I know if I pay enough
attention that they will all be answered. Same to everyone else. I
would encourage you all to write down a few things you're maybe
struggling with or questions that you have and I can promise you they
will be answered. A scripture we read to people a lot is Amos 3:7
which says, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he
revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." How cool
would it be to know the secrets of God? How awesome would it be to
listen to someone who talks with God and knows exactly what we need
to do in order to make it though this life so we can return to our
Father in heaven. I know in the past I have definitely taken general
conference for granted. Just think about how awesome it is to get to
listen to the prophet and his apostles!
also get to go to the temple next Mondaywhich
I am even more excited about. I think my least favorite thing about
being a missionary is we only get to go twice a year! But we are
blessed to at least have a temple in our mission which I am very
grateful for :)
we had lots of success last week! We had a family finally come to
church! They've been saying they would come for about 2 months now
and they came! It was fast Sundayso
that's hit or miss but it was actually really good and I know they
felt something. Their lives are already being blessed because of it.
We talked to the wife later on that day and she said she is already
seeing a difference in her husband! Awesome! We also have been
teaching another family and two committed to baptism! SO exciting!
The mother was agnostic/atheist really only wanting to learn about
our religion cause her fiancee is a member. But now she knows this is
the path she should be on cause everything we have been teaching her
are things she has already believed and ways she has been living her
life. So wonderful!!!!! Missionary work has brought me the most
happiness in my life so far. Its amazing to see peoples lives change
when they start learning about the gospel and start living it. This
gospel really is for everyone. I hope everyone had a wonderful week!
Thanks for all the love and support! :)
An old picture from about a month ago- Elder Espinoza and his previous companion Elder Bushman.