President Monson once said,
"Why are so many willing to give so much in order to receive the blessings of the temple? Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings. There are never too many miles to travel, too many obstacles to overcome, or too much discomfort to endure. They understand that the saving ordinances received in the temple that permit us to someday return to our Heavenly Father in an eternal family relationship and to be endowed with blessings and power from on high are worth every sacrifice and every effort."
i wanted to start with this quote because i love it!! and it reminds me of why i am on my mission! the temple is the goal we have in mind..not just baptism! we had the opportunity to go to the temple this week as a mission! it was an amazing experience!!! the session was in spanish...and i was pretty nervous not gonna lie! but i understood it! and it was an amazing experience! after the session i was pondering and i realized that i want every single person i teach and know to go to the temple and receive the ordinances there! only in the temple can we receive all the blessings that heavenly father has for us!!!!! :)))) the Guatemalans are so blessed! they have 2 temples!!!!! i know the temples are kinda far away from our house..but please make it a priority to go to the temple often!!!!! :)))))))
also this week in church..we had to speak! me and my comp were the speakers! i was super nervous! but it ended up being really good! i talked about the mutual theme for 2015, D&C 4:2!
as members of the church we have to serve the lord with all our heart, might, mind, and strength!! he needs all of us in this work!! :)))))))) please..if you can! visit investigators with the missionaries!!! you will love it!!!! :))))) also in church..cristian..our recent convert..BLESSED THE SACRAMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was SO cool!!!! :)) and next week cristian and william galindo are going to do it!!!! how cool is that!!!!!!!!?????? :)))))))))))))))))
we had a low part this week though..
remember our investigator José? (idk if i told you about him, but he is 70 and is super positive and had a fecha for the 7 of march!) well this week we visited him on Tuesday and he told us that he was moving from mazate because he needed help financially from his daughter and she wanted him to live with her! so this week we ran around like crazy people trying to get everything ready for him so he could be baptized and confirmed before he left! well the day of his baptism came and the hour too..and we couldn't find him! we searched all day and nothing! well it was like 4.30 (his baptism was at 4) and we were walking to go find him..and found him in the street walking! we talked to him and he told us he couldn't be baptized because he daughter didn't want it! and a bunch of other of stuff but needless to say we didn't have his baptism..it was very sad!! he wants to be baptized but fears man more than god! hopefully we can help him realize that and he can get baptized soon!!!! :))))))
but saturday we had the baptism of celeste!!! :) she is so cute and was so happy after ward!! she told us that she was nervous because she didnt have skirts to wear afterwards..but went and bought like 4 of them the day before her baptism!!!! I LOVE THIS GOSPEL!!!! also..we have another investigator named carmen! i have known her for a long time but never taught her until like 3 weeks ago! she has a date for this weekend! she goes to seminary everyday and loves church and everything!!! the youth here are super pilas!!! its so cool to see their testimonies!!!!!! :)))
i just want to end with my testimony, that i know this church is true! i have felt this more than ever here! and i love being able to go out everyday and share the gospel with people!!! the people are so humble and so loving!!!!! i love this gospel and i know jesus christ lives!!!
please share your testimonies every chance you get!!! dont be afraid!!!! :)) i love you all so much!!! thanks for everything! have a great week!!!!!! :))
con MUCHO amor,