Hola hola hola
Muchas gracias for all the letters and gifts and birthday wishes. Y’all are the best and I feel so blessed and privileged to call you friends and family. I got letters all throughout the week and yesterday was so fun. I love celebrating birthdays as a misisonary, what better way to celebrate than by serving others?
This week we had Stake Conference and a general authority from the quorum of the seventy, Elder Parker, came and spoke to us. He is a very charismatic speaker, sounds more like a Baptist preacher than anything, and brought the spirit so strongly. He said that “all is well in the church”, and that although we may see the physical weaknesses of our church leaders, they are men called by God to speak for him. He talked about how the scriptures are our GPS for life, and they will never get us lost like the technological ones. He said that when married couples fight or disagree, they should go back and remember how they felt when they knelt across the altar in the temple. Good stuff peeps!!
I love this church, I know that it is the true church of Jesus Christ. The more I study the more I know this to be true. The more people who bash with us, the better, because it strengthens my testimony of the apostasy, the priesthood, modern-day prophets, and temples. There is so much knowledge, but we must search for the TRUTH amidst all the knowledge available. I love this scripture in 2 Timothy 3:
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers,incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I pray that we may search for the truth and the light through the Gospel of Jesucristo. I know that he lives and directs this church. That there is no other way whereby we may be saved except through Jesus Christ. Follow the spirt, it sanctifies us and enlightens our understanding.
I love you, que tengan una BUENISSIMA semana!
Pics: 1. we went to the Space and Rocket Center last week. It was so fun!! 2. Our bathroom is haunted, I love Halloween 3. Birthday cake. Elder Smith turned 19 this week; I’m 21 and feelin it!!!