And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
|Large statue of Christ|
This has been a week of learning and experiencing! Lots of things happened this week: we had a Worldwide Missionary training broadcast which was really good! We received counsel from the Apostles and Leaders of the church about the importance of prayer, teaching with the Spirit, working with the members, and asking everyone for references.
|Selfies with Elder Cruz|
|The statue is really big|
I was blessed this week with the ability to open my mouth and talk to people. We had really good success in our goals for this week. We really focused on contacting people. We had some interesting experiences. An old lady with no teeth came up to us and started singing and started calling us Santiago and Juan and then talked about how great Presidents Kennedy and Obama are and also told me that I have beautiful eyes. I tried so hard to keep from laughing, it was so funny.
An awesome experience we had this week was we visited a less active member and her cousin and wife who aren't members let us in and we talked for a while and we just about left but felt that we should stay so we did and Pauline the less active came and we had a really spiritual first lesson to Juan and his wife!
|Pday fun in Culiacan|
|A really big hamburger|
Each day of my mission I realize how much the Lord has blessed my life in so many ways. I am an instrument in the hands of God and serving His children brings me the most joy! I love being a missionary and growing closer to our Heavenly Father each day in my experiences of joy and affliction. I know this is the most important thing I am doing my life and my experiences here will last a lifetime.
Thanks for everything! God Bless!