Monday, January 2, 2017

Feliz Año Nuevo

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

I studied this scripture this week in my personal studies. I studied more about the Restoration. I loved this scripture because the Apostle Peter testified of a restoration of all things after the period of apostasy. I know that the Gospel and Church of Jesus Christ has been restored in these latter-days through a modern day prophet, Joseph Smith. I know that an apostasy was necessary, so that Christ's church could be restored in its due time. I know that we have the blessings of the Book of Mormon, eternal families and a knowledge of God's plan of happiness for us. In this new year I invite all to study more about the Restoration of God's true church and the Book of Mormon, which has convincing evidence of the prophesied apostasy. I love this church, I know it's present here on the earth and each and everyone of us are subject to these great blessings available for us.

Hey Everyone!

First of all hope everyone had a wonder week! A wonderful time of year to welcome in the new year, 2017! Feliz Año Nuevo!

This week went pretty well for Elder Sanchez and I. We made lots of progress with some investigators that we have been visiting. We have three investigators in particular that are progressing well, Soraya, Jazmin, and Susano. I love seeing these sons and daughters of God make little changes in their lives through repentance and putting their lives more in tune with the will of the Father. I especially loved the experience this week in visiting a man that can't walk and seeing the joy and spirit that we were able to bring him through the great Gospel message.

For New Years and Christmas we had to return to our home earlier than usual to avoid potential dangers during late night festivities. It was a fun experience seeing all the fireworks that the little children like to set off and all the adults have their music Banda blaring loud. This is the time of the year when there are lots of parties and hitting of the piñatas. Some of the members invited us to eat some delicious posole to bring in the new year.

This week we had divisions with the Elders from Francisco Villa. I went to the area of Francisco Villa with Elder Agustin. What a amazing missionary he is, very kind and talks to everyone, a bit of a change from my current companion Elder Sanchez. We had various lessons and contacts, a successful day.

We are still looking to move haha......We are waiting very patiently for the apartment to become desocupied again.

This week we have a Multizone Conference with President Gabaldón. Lots of new rules in the mission that I'll tell in my next letter!

Take care everyone! Have a wonderful week!

Elder Bennett

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