12 Deccember 2016
Hello all! This week was great. Like normal. Although like everyplace else, it’s getting colder. But that’s ok! Just makes it a little harder to find people to teach, because nobody wants to talk to you. 1 because it’s cold, and 2. Because nobody wants to talk about God. But it is what it is.
I hope everybody is enjoying their Christmas-time! Here, all the things are being bought, and the cargar tíos are being beaten.
Ahhhhhh, good old Christmas. Christmas here, and Christmas in Utah are two very different things.
Really nothing different happened at all this week. But one thing that is going on is that our investigator carina is progressing again. Recently she hit a plane where she wasn’t really progressing. But recently we all have been praying that she will progress. And recently she hasn’t been progressing because she’s been too worried about her son, who drinks every day and works. So we all have been praying for a while. And then last week we get a call that her son got into a car crash, and rolled the car a few times. But he was ok. But the car was totaled. This miracle made all of them see that God is there, and that he cares for his children. They have all begun to progress again. God works in mysterious ways.
We had a zone enfoque this week to get us into the Christmas spirit. We all got Santa hats, and after, we bought a tree. In our district we all have a challenge of who can decorate their Piso the best. Our Piso is going to win of course. I’ll put a picture of our tree on here. It’s blue for baptism blue!
I have a scripture,
Ether 12, 6-9
6 And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.
7 For it was by faith that Christ showed himself unto our fathers, after he had risen from the dead; and he showed not himself unto them until after they had faith in him; wherefore, it must needs be that some had faith in him, for he showed himself not unto the world.
8 But because of the faith of men he has shown himself unto the world, and glorified the name of the Father, and prepared a way that thereby others might be partakers of the heavenly gift, that they might hope for those things which they have not seen.
9 Wherefore, ye may also have hope, and be partakers of the gift, if ye will but have faith.
Moroni 7 34-37
34 And he hath said: Repent all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me, and be baptized in my name, and have faith in me, that ye may be saved.
35 And now, my beloved brethren, if this be the case that these things are true which I have spoken unto you, and God will show unto you, with power and great glory at the last day, that they are true, and if they are true has the day of miracles ceased?
36 Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? Or has he withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them? Or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved?
37 Behold I say unto you, Nay; for it is by faith that miracles are wrought; and it is by faith that angels appear and minister unto men; wherefore, if these things have ceased wo be unto the children of men, for it is because of unbelief, and all is vain.
Ladies and gentlemen, here we see that by faith, all things are done. If you haven’t received revelation, or think you haven’t felt the spirit in a while. Look at yourself. Take a step back, and look at what you’re doing. Are you reading your scriptures? Are you praying with real intent? Are you following the commandments? Maybe you need to change some things.
Last one DyC 82 10
10 I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise.
God promises to bless us. Take his hand, and obey. I promise you’ll be happier than you are right now. I love you all, and have a great week!
-Elder Jesse Dye