This is one of the most beautiful poems that I have ever read and it explains exactly who we should be. We should be the servants of Jesus Christ. Not to please the eyes of the natural man but to be the person that seeks to please our God. I am on a mission that is actually quite big but the zone Los Chacos is really very small…I say this because if I were to have the world, do you think we could help every single person?????? Guys, I am here to testify that each of us are called to tend a small amount of the sons of OUR Heavenly Father;) I know He lives and that Jesus died for our sins and that He loves & knows each of individually!
This week we have had many opportunities to meet less active members that we have not met yet! This experience is beautiful and sad at the same time…people feel abandoned by their ward their friends and I will say that it the most special thing when you talk to these people and there bodies start to light up with joy because you are there;)
We found a sister Galarza and she is really old and has been less active for two years due to health for two years. She has not had someone pass the sacrament to her in all of this time. We went to go give the sacrament to her and I could see the light come down on her as she was, after two years, able to take the sacrament and feel this remission of her sins! Love those who can’t do things for themselves:)
Elder Tristan Steel Mell
This week I thought a lot about things that are going on in my life and the conclusion that I came to to is that we all need forgiveness and to forgive others of our faults…like it says in Matthew 18:21-22 “Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him, till seven times?” “Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee until seven times; but until seventy times seven”. To me, this was so powerful because it explains that we need to forgive and forgive and forgive..not important how many times we have been wronged. This is something that I am still learning to do and yes it is hard!! But I know that if we can learn to forgive and it not be important how many times it comes again, that we will become like Jesus Christ. Being full of love and compassion for others:) I have really grown to love the mission and I have really come to know my Savior and I bear witness that He lives. If we want to be like Him, we need to strive ever day to forgive without conditions!
This week I also had a long time investigator commit to his baptism this Saturday!! We had his interview and it’s all a go as of right now 🙂 The Lord really has people prepare for us to know, teach and love! This week winter started and boy it came on fast! It rains like there isn’t tomorrow!!!! I am going to learn to love it! I just want to say that I love you all and thanks for the support!!!!
This week has been really difficult. I have had my recent converts not attending church and it has been really hard with my comp but what I have learned is that in every moment the Lord will guide you and help you to make good decisions! I also learned to just try…try to have a good outlook on things and try to be a better person and try to have happiness. If you try, at some point in time you will realize that you are a better person. You will have a better outlook on things. You will have more happiness than you can imagine! I have learned that life isn’t perfect. We live in a very imperfect world. Forgiveness is very much needed to be happy and to have the desire to have a mighty change of heart. I want to testify that I am having this mighty change of heart. I was not doing a lot of things correct when I was back at home. I am learning a lot more about who I was, who I am and who I want to be. I am happy to say that I am changing a lot and for the better!