Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Week 29-The Book of Mormon

Well the weeks just keep marching on just like the elders of Ixhuatan ;D

Well its hot here but its nice this place is amazing!! I have found a love for the people here in Ixhuatan that is amazing. the people are always ready to share the gospel and always see us in the streets and shout Elders you are awesome!!! man what a great feeling to yell back and say We are just doing our best or thank you!! I love this work did you know that? well if i didn't then why am i out here? I love serving the people here and most of all I love my savior Jesus Christ and the chance I have to be his servant is amazing! i wouldn't trade two years of schooling for two years of walking!!!. Well this week was absolutely an amazing week. man it really was let me tell you the walking here is amazing!!! nice blue skies plenty of air to share. a nice sun to make it a nice day. Wait when the sun is out i really sort of feel wet like it sort of rained but the ground is dry and its just me that's wet. haha ya its been a hard working sweaty kind of week here in the town of Ixhuatan, but i wouldn't trade this week for any week with snow or rain haha. 

Let me see this week was good because well we found a new family well last Sunday we received a reference from a member tell us to go and check out the situation see if this person wanted to hear our message. so we went for it as daring as the two daring knights of Ixhuatan scouting out the area making sure they could fight the devil right out of the person. haha we went and contacted this person it was a girl 10 years of age. as we started the mom came in and said can I come and sit in and listen. we said well no the reference is only for her, NO! we said why not of course you can sit on down we are about to invite the spirit in through prayer. and so we did she sat down in offered the prayer and then the room was filled with the love of Christ. a nice warm blanket well warm might not be he word for the heat there already was but a nice feeling entered the room. and well we stated teach the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and got to the Keystone of every lesson the Book Of Mormon. we explained it was made here in the Americas. then the mom, Lida, stepped in and said wait what? we said well it is about the people that lived here in the Americas as i passed the Book to her and explained the history. She said. I always wondered why the bible only talked about the people in Jerusalem. DING DING DING!!! wow! we have the answer to your question. and well we asked her to pray about the book if it is true. the next time we asked her if she asked and she said, Yes this is the answer to my prayers and well what else do you have for me? anyways she has a date for her baptism the 4th of May! she was at church yesterday with her daughter and her 2 year old son, along with 8 other investigators. anyways that was an amazing thing that happened the other 8 are well 5 are a family that are planning to be baptized the 27th and well two others are young men that just decided to show up at church and one is a older woman that well got up in testimony meeting and bore her testimony! Holy cow!!! what a great Week!!! I love this work!!! there are people coming out and that want to learn. it is fantastic!!!

Well wow! i read an article in the March 2013 Ensign called You are Free by Elder D. Todd Christofferson. Wow this is an amazing amazing article. he tells us about his grandpa and his little band of sheep. he had a ewe that he received from his friend that was a bit rebellious and well he had tied her down but this time he had just had a rope around her neck because she liked to leave so as he called his sheep in one night the sheep heard his voice and recognized it and came like us to our masters voice. but the one was out there still think it was roped down and so he walked and told her its OK you aren't tied down you are free. I shared this in a family home evening in the branch Tuesday and well it is true. I had some members share there experiences on how following he savior has helped them. pretty soon we had a tear filled group as we recognized how important it is to listen to the masters voice and well we are free. we have agency we aren't tied down we can do so many things!! what a wonderful night and a wonderful story. President Boyd K Packer said this about following the master. “We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see.” we need obedience in our lives just like we heard President Monson speak on that marvelous talk of his. Obedience is the answer to the call of our master. So let us be obedient. We can do it i just starts by answering the call of the master he stands waiting for us in all things. He is calling us to come follow him., Now let us answer and follow our loving Brother and Master Jesus Christ. in 2 Nephi 25:26 it says, "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins". We talk of Christ and rejoice in him always and we answer the call to come unto him. as it says in the seminary song, "come unto him he´s meek and humble and lonley of heart come unto him. or as Elder Patrick Kearon says "Come unto the only One who can heal, and you will find peace."

Lets us All have a wonderful week! Just know that our Savior loves each of us and will always love us. Have a great Week!!! I will for sure just a sweat one haha

Elder Jaymes Monson

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