Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 60

Its freezing here!  :)
Well Happy Monday to all!!

Hope all is well where you are and life is just great isn't it. Its just so nice to live here on the earth man I love it! this week was actually really quite good not super good but not super bad either it was good. the truth is our ward is going really fast on the help at times but some times they go like they say here in Chiapas, Poco a poco, it means small small haha but it really can be translated like a little bit at a time. so that effects us a bit but really we are just saying help us and they say they will but they sometimes forget! i don't know how but they do, so we have to remind them and well they are helping.

this week I was really thinking about something our Mission president said like a week ago about how fear is. i was thinking a lot about it and its something that we all have fear is just a part of life but i turned to the scriptures and it says in  
Ether 12:27 and it says
 27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

so if we show god our weakness he can help us with conquering that weakness. just like in
Jacob 3:1
 1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction.

so pray for strength and well he will plead your case the thing is its a normal thing to be fearful of something like my brother Tyler is afraid of snakes and when there is a snake 500 feet away he runs, sorry Tyler but its just an example. fear is just a thing we all have but the truth is we shouldn't fear anything. i was reading our new manuals for new missionaries and it teaches that we need to face hard decisions to conquer them the truth is I do not like contacting in the street i think it is useless but the only way i will get over it is by doing the thing that i don't like. another thing on Tyler sorry but when he was little he didn't like to eat beans but the way he got over it was by eating it and well we put his name on the door and it was there for a long time because he conquered it he did it it said, TYLER ATE THE BEAN, and that's all but now he eats beans so the way to get over a fear is to try it. 
I remember in Doctrine and Covenants 122 when Joseph smith was in liberty jail and well
3 And thy people shall never be turned against thee by the testimony of traitors.
 4 And although their influence shall cast thee into trouble, and into bars and walls, thou shalt be had in honor; and but for a small moment and thy voice shall be more terrible in the midst of thine enemies than the fierce lion, because of thy righteousness; and thy God shall stand by thee forever and ever.
 5 If thou art called to pass through tribulation; if thou art in perils among false brethren; if thou art in perils among robbers; if thou art in perils by land or by sea;
 6 If thou art accused with all manner of false accusations; if thine enemies fall upon thee; if they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and sisters; and if with a drawn sword thine enemies tear thee from the bosom of thy wife, and of thine offspring, and thine elder son, although but six years of age, shall cling to thy garments, and shall say, My father, my father, why can’t you stay with us? O, my father, what are the men going to do with you? and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword, and thou be dragged to prison, and thine enemies prowl around thee like wolves for the blood of the lamb;
 7 And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.
 8 The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?
Well that's Joseph´s answer to the fear and the prayer he had in Liberty Jail and well it was true he got out of his tribulations a little while after. but the lord really doesn't want us to fear he says "fear not I am with thee wither so ever tho goest, I will be with thee" Alma Explains it like this to Ammon and his brothers when they wanted to turn back because it was hard,
 27 Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success.
well it worked for them because they did change the laminites so bear with the Patience and you will have success. or in Jacob it says
 7 Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may know that it is by his grace, and his great condescensions unto the children of men, that we have power to do these things.

says he showed Jacob his weakness just like it says in Ether and well the truth is when we we ask the lord he will give it to us. ask and ye shall receive knock and it shall be found. Just ask him. if any of ye lack wisdom (have fear) ask god the eternal father in the name of Christ and it shall be given unto you.  So when we have fear its normal just don't dwell on that fear find the way to get over it like Tyler and the bean you can do it even if it takes a lot of work with the lord anything is possible. 

I have seen that this week with an investigator named Ruben and his daughters are in the picture Sandra and Nicole and their dad is going to be baptized this week because he got over his fear of asking god and he got over relying on his wife for help with he gospel and he has been changed. he really has put his fears behind him of being a bad father to his two Beautiful angels as we call them because he wants them to have a father and he wants it to always be him and he will be if he puts the lord first for the rest of him life and well i am sure he will. Well that's just a little part of what I really studied this week because there are so many things more but the truth is put your trust in the lord and he will work miracles.

I love you all and i Love this Work!!!!
Have a great week

Elder Jaymes Monson

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