Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 53:the Good Samaritan

Buenas Dias! that's what we say around here.

Hope everyone had a great week . here we are doing just dandy, I did get a new companion from well Guatemala where my brother is right now in San Juan Sacatepequez Guatemala that is my companions stake so isn't that just cool. so don't worry Tyler oh Elder Monson we will be sending you greetings from Elder Sanchez and Elder Monson.  
(This I’m sure is NOT coincindental, Tyler has a new companion for Tuxtla and Jaymes has a new one from San Juan.  Pretty amazing!)

This week was a big change, the truth is that I am still trying to jump into it.  Sometimes I forget that My companion doesn't know the area because with Elder Zambrano It was so easy we would  just run from place to place and we just worked so well together and right now i need to teach him the area and it just takes a bit to do that. anyways its been an alright week. we got our bishop on board to help us out on the mission work so that is good. i am just so glad he got on board because without him we would not be getting much success. So he is on board to help and we will just keep chugged along here in Juarez. One of the main things I have been learning this week, I have been thinking a lot about, is service and how it is so important that we serve. We can learn from Mosiah 2:17 that when we do service for someone we are only in the service of our God. but what does that mean? yesterday our bishop told us that we are all in service when we have a calling, all of us have a calling and as I pull up LDS.ORG there on the front page is a ton of things on Missionary work, hastening the work they have a bible video, a thing on what president Monson beautifully wrote about this month on how we have a responsibility to rescue. I think if you aren't getting the missionaries and members working together yet maybe double check the website. the service we do here is not to say look at me i am helping this person, NO! it is about how we are helping someone in need. Jesus gives us a parable on a this very thing its in Luke 10:25-37.

 25 ¶And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt alive.

 29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

 30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

 the parable of the Good Samaritan now what is the thing we can get out of this. well our Prophet talked to us about this very thing in conference. love the lord thy god first then love those Demas. if we love others we love god if we love god then well we will most likely be doing something for someone else. this parable is a great example of loving others because well this Samaritan was not liked by the others and the people from Jericho where not liked by the people of Samaria. but this humble Samaritan healed this Jericho man because he loved his god and he loved others. it didn't matter who was on the ground, even the high people in the land pasted him by but he didn't say oh poor Jericho man no he said let me help him he must be in pain. (http://www.lds.org/bible-videos/videos/parable-of-the-good-samaritan?lang=eng) watch the video from the church. the thing is it doesn't matter who serves them if it’s in missionary work to help them know christ better or if its just helping the neighbor with something. show your love for god by loving others.

well that's just a couple thoughts from this week and lets just help every one out then we will be a happier planet and we will show our god that we love him. hope all is well where you are and hope you have a great week. 

saying good-bye to Elder Zambrano
having some fun

eating stuffed jalapenos

Love you all!!!

Elder Jaymes Monson

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