What a great week!
Yep what a great week it was a great week because my companion and I had good attitudes this whole week. when you change companions its sort of hard to adapt but Elder Zambrano and I have been working very well together and well that's good. at the beginning of the week I told my companion that we were going to work very hard this week to have 20 lessons in total. he said it was impossible to do that, he said we have never done that! how are we going to do that, 20 lessons is a lot!! calm down Elder just like Peter pan says with Faith trust and a little bit of pixie dust we can fly why don't we try? no not to fly but to have these 20 lessons. I am very proud to say as we came in yesterday night looked at the week we had we reached it! we had 20 lessons exactly! what a great feeling to just say wow! we did well this week all but Saturday when in the whole day we only had 2 lessons but other than a bit of a slip up we did it and it feels good and well hopefully we will be having a baptism this week because we have been working with this one sister named Noemi, what a great person she is. A person just changing her life and just always there to make you smile. she really knows that she is a daughter of God. She really is a great person who is acting on her faith and following God. Talking about faith, I read today Ether 12 and that's a bit about the Faith that we need to have in our Lord Jesus Christ. it says in this chapter:
And Ether was a prophet of the Lord; wherefore Ether came forth in the days of Coriantumr, and began to prophesy unto the people, for he could not be restrained because of the Spirit of the Lord which was in him.
For he did cry from the morning, even until the going down of the sun, exhorting the people to believe in God unto repentance lest they should be destroyed, saying unto them that by faith all things are fulfilled—
Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.
Ether was a prophet and he was like us missionaries working day and night to proclaim the word of God. so we know the faith of this man was focused on the Lord. the faith of this man was very big very big but Moroni Teaches us something very important in verse 6 it says:
And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.
the witness of our faith comes after the trail of it. A lot of times it might seem like the Lord is trying us but really he is protecting us. it might seem like our parents are doing the same thing. when we are little kids we love to just find new things or do new things but our parents know that if we get on top of the table we are going to fall and get hurt that's why they tell us to get off the table. its kind of like our father in heaven who it always looking out for us he might be giving us this trail because he knows what is coming or he might know that that's not the right choice to do that right now. that's why he is called our father in heaven or our heavenly father he is our actual father who looks out for us every step of our lives so then why don't we listen? we are but sometimes we ask ourselves why me and turn it on to the other person. so we think why me? well why not? haha its for our benefit. If we are using our faith correctly then why wont we be looking for the trial to over come it and to better ourselves. the best thing we can do is to look at the positive and look to the best that's why this week Elder Zambrano and I turned what was a trial to this area into a positive thing. We turned an area that was doing ok to an area that will be doing better and better everyday and not standing still but progressing.
So let us make the best out of every opportunity. Hope your day goes well!!!
Love you all!Elder Jaymes Monson