Buenos dias a todos!
|Chad's Father would NOT like this!|
He is afraid of Heights!
Well this week has been a really rewarding week here inWell, I will now get into the week that included all the missionary service. We found this super amazing guy named Bruno this week. He is from
. We have seen a bunch of good things
come to pass and we are working hard and looking forward to seeing the many
miracles that the Lord has in store for us. Well last Monday we actually took a
trip out to the desert. It was a pretty cool trip with a lot of neat sights. We
went out to a place called "The Wedge". It is a
point that looks out into this huge canyon that ironically has the name "The Little Emery County Grand Canyon". I am attaching some pictures from
there and letting you experience the beauty of . But it was quite a fun time and we
were able to have some other Elders come out and experience with us. Utah is a very diverse and beautiful
This week has been filled with a lot of Spanish work. I am pretty excited about that. My Spanish was doing really well this week, but my English was not. We did a lot of Spanish work in the afternoon, so when it came time to do all the English lessons in the evening, my mind was still working in Spanish.We also had zone conference this week. It was a good one. It was filled with great information - the only bad part was the long distance that we had to travel to get there. We had to travel about 2 hours to a city called
The highlight of the week was the TWO baptisms that we had here. The weird thing is that I haven't had a baptism that has run smoothly in a long time. There is always something that comes up. This time we had everything set up and ready to go for the font in Castledale, but we got a call saying that there was something wrong with the font in Castledale, so we had to move the baptism to Ferron. It was such a fiasco to work out. Well the first baptism was for a 12 year old girl named Aubrie. She has been taught for a while, but this is the date that finally worked for all of her family. Her baptism was quite cold. There was a women's conference going on in the
The second baptism was for a lady named Priscilla. She is who I have talked about before and how she has been super prepared. Her baptism was a lot warmer then the first since we had more time to fill the font. Her baptism was amazingly Spiritual as well. As she was baptized and came up out of the water she was just overcome with the Spirit and just started to shed tears of joy. It was super special. She is going to be such a great member of the Church. She knows that her tasks aren't done yet, and that she is still focused on making it to the
NEWS FROM HOME: We found out this week that Chad's father who thought he was cancer free, has had his cancer return. We agonized how to tell Chad and not disrupt the remaining 4 months of his mission, but it couldn't be helped. Chad had asked us previously that if anything happened to his father we would tell him and not keep it from him. We were able to talk with his Mission President and received permission to talk with him and update him on his father's situation. Darin will hopefully have radical treatment through the University of Washington in the near future.)
Well now it is onto the tough stuff. It was pretty tough to hear about Pops and his cancer again. I am glad that you told me and that you were able to let me know as soon as possible. Thank you for that! I have been thinking a lot about this, and have found a lot of peace throughout it all. It isn't an easy thing to hear, but it is a little easier to hear when I heard it once last year. That isn't to say that I am not concerned for him or his well being, just that I am a little more at peace this time. I have come to understand about the Lord and His plan. He is the one that knows everything and obviously He knows better than we do. I have complete trust and faith in Him that He can do miracles and that His will is what will be done. I know that the Gospel is true and that through the Restored Priesthood authority and sealing power families can be together forever. I know my family is an eternal family and that no matter what happens, we will always be just that.
|The WORLD AWAITS!!|
This morning I was studying about "adversity" and I came across a verse in the Doctrine and Covenants that really helped me out a lot. It is in D&C 58:2-4, it says, "For verily I say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my commandments, whether in life or in death; and he that is faithful in tribulation, the reward of the same is greater in the kingdom of heaven. Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory while shall follow after much tribulation. For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory...." I know that these things are true. Even though we are going through trials right now, there are greater blessings awaiting for us. And whether the blessings will come in this life or the life to come, they will definitely come, but we just cannot see these things with our natural eyes. The Lord is always there and He continues to be a God of miracles! I love you all so much!
Live it, Love it, Preach it! de tu hijo amado y con muchismo amor!