Well Hello Everyone!!!
|out our apartment window|
Hope everyone is just great!!! This week was good it had a bit of a rough beginning but then we hit Friday and we made it back to a great week. This week i have been studying about the priesthood just a bit and about the power of the priesthood that really is a power that comes from god. and what a power it is. it really comes from god. Saturday an Elder from my district got sick. and his companion went with Elder Zambrano to some lessons that were important for them to be in so i got to spend a little time talking with this Elder. he asked me to give him a blessing and i said of course I will i would be honored. in this blessing I felt that I needed to say that in the morning he would wake up and continue his work and not be sick. the next morning he woke up and was better, not completely better, but he could go to church and he could go and do the lord's work. it was a special opportunity for me to use the priesthood and to give him a simple blessing but then the power of god acted through me.
Earlier this week we had a Zone Conference and President Cardenas taught us in Jacob 1:19 which says, And we did our office unto the Lord, taking upon us the , answering the sins of the people upon our own heads if we did not them the word of God with all diligence; wherefore, by laboring with our might their might not come upon our garments; otherwise their blood would come upon our garments, and we would not be found spotless at the last day". We must Magnify our office! What is our office? Our Callings. As Children of a god who loves us each one of us has a calling not just a calling in the church we each have a calling to use our gifts that god has given us. one of these gifts in the gift of the priesthood. its not just a gift that only the males have. its a gift for the family to use. We always teach people that its a two way thing priesthood and marriage it takes two people. The Husband has it and the wife uses it. its true the Husband might have the priesthood. this is where the wife comes in and says, use your priesthood please magnify your calling. sure you don't need to be like the deacons and pass the sacrament but if you are an example of your priesthood then you can help them be as well. we all know the deacons are a bit restless sometimes but being and example and maybe singing in the hymn book with your family not on our tablet or showing the love you have for your family then well they will look up to you and want to be like you.
Ok well maybe I was thinking in Spanish and trying to translate it into English but you should get the idea. President told us that to magnify our callings as missionaries and as members we will show our diligence to him. we take the sins of others upon us as we teach and make them clean through the sacrifice of Christ. its very interesting there is a reason why the Elders don't go to all the meetings with the ward. President said its because it doesn't matter what punch the sisters are bringing to the party and because we have a better work to do than to plan the next party. he told us that we are already being drug spiritually with our investigators and what does it matter what kind of punch is brought we will still drink it haha. We each have a calling from god and well I am right now a Missionary and my calling to work with the people to help them know of the love that god has for them. after I will be a member and will have a different calling I will be helping the work go forth through a different way. the meaning of a member is a missionary as well but to help the missionaries to find people and to help our friends learn the gospel. and well then the missionaries and I will work together and we will bring everyone into the arms of Christ. because each one of us knows the love god has for his children and we feel it and we should want to share it. Every member a missionary.
Well hope that my thought from the week made it out clear but sorry if they don't because well Spanish is taking over the English and i have no idea sometimes what things mean in English haha. but the gift of tongues is a great tool and I have seen it do wonders with me and as the spirit speaks through my companion and I.
Well the Picture of the two good looking guys, Yes I know Im good looking haha, is from the conference where suits are the attire, its kind of a formal thing haha. and the other one is us looking for people to visit haha not really, but it is sort of cool to walk through a Field like this.
Well I hope you had a great week and hope this week is a good one for you as well.
Love you all!
Elder Jaymes Monson