The pictures look so great. I am happy that everything went well with the wedding (and the food!) You guys always put on a good show haha This week went by fast and was really good. We are finding new people and helping a lot of the same people increase their testimonies and REPENT! We were able to have a few investigators in the capilla yesterday for fast and testimony meeting that was really special. I think it was good for them to have another witness apart from the two of us testifying of the same things that we have been teaching the whole time; of our Lord and Savior, the need for Him and the importance of our obedience to His principles and ordinances of His gospel.
It says in Alma 41, " Do not suppose, because it has been spoken concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness. Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness. And now, my son, all men that are in a state of nature, or I would say, in a carnal state, are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity; they are without God in the world, and they have gone contrary to the nature of God; therefore, they are in a state contrary to the nature of happiness." We know, through experience and revelation that the only way to TRUE happiness is by living according to our potential as children of God, a God who is perfect, loving, full of hope, and obedient. We too must be and do these things. If not, there are consequences so that we can learn and progress. Sometimes we can't see these consequences right away. In 3 Nephi 27:11 it says" But if it be not built upon my gospel, and is built upon the works of men, or upon the works of the devil, verily I say unto you they have joy in their works for a season, and by and by the end cometh, and they are hewn down and cast into the fire, from whence there is no return." Just because we don't see the affects of our obedience (or disobedience) right away doesn't mean that they won't come. President Eyring taught in General Conference Every person born into the world receives the Light of Christ, which helps us see and feel what is right and what is wrong. God has sent mortal servants who can, by the Holy Ghost, help us recognize what He would have us do and what He forbids. God makes it attractive to choose the right by letting us feel the effects of our choices. If we choose the right, we will find happiness—in time. If we choose evil, there comes sorrow and regret—in time. Those effects are sure. Yet they are often delayed for a purpose. If the blessings were immediate, choosing the right would not build faith. And since sorrow is also sometimes greatly delayed, it takes faith to feel the need to seek forgiveness for sin early rather than after we feel its sorrowful and painful effects. I know that if we learn correct principles and put them into practice, we will be extremely blessed. Maybe not NOW, but it will come. Just like they taught us in Primary, CHOOSE THE RIGHT! Love you guys,
|TELL MERRILL THAT I ATE ONE |
(but only a little bit... I almost cried haha)
|Coldplay came here last month :,)|
|I broke the broom I was cleaning so hard|
|parque de las aguas|