I really like this scripture because it helps me remind me to make good choices and be obedient. In the mission, there are several rules and guidelines we have to follow, and I know that if I am obedient, I will be blessed with the Spirit. It is the same with this "game of life." There are rules to this game that God has given us. He is the referee. He makes the calls. If there are violations, there are consequences, and when we follow the rules and work hard, we win the game. I know that each of us has this great gift from a loving Heavenly Father. He wants us to return to His presence one day, so we have to follow His son Jesus Christ and be obedient to His laws and ordinances. There are obstacles is the way, and someone always fighting against us, Satan, who doesn't want us to win. But we know who we are: sons and daughters of God with a divine potential. We can make it! And if we fall, we get right back up, repent, and become better each day.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! This week here in Mexico they celebrated 5 de Mayo. A celebration of the victory over France in a great battle in Puebla, Mexico. I would've thought there would have been more fiestas, but it wasn't really a big celebration.
This was an interesting week. Something that never seems to fail in Mexico, especially in the small ranchos like Pescadero, are dogs! There are so many dogs here! For some reason this week, the dogs were a little more aggressive than usual. Several times this week we were chased in the streets, barked at, and even had a few attempts to bite us but luckily with our bikes we can defend ourselves a little bit. I said lots of little prayers that we wouldn't be hurt by the dangerous dogs.
We made some ground this week with a few of our investigators. We are teaching a youth, named Hector, who has a baptismal date for 27 of May. He has 14 years old and he is attending the seminary classes that we teach and this week we talked about the parable of the talents and we asked each of the youth what are some of their talents and Hector said that his talent is being a drug dealer, we got a little worried because we didn't know that he is into that stuff, but supposedly he only smokes cigarettes, so we have to teach him the Word of Wisdom this week.
There are several people that come from other states in the Republic of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Guerrero, Tobasco. There are quite a few jobs opportunities here for those who work in the field and harvest peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, melons, cucumber, carrots, and other foods.
This week we are planning on having an activity in the church to watch Meet the Mormons and
We are moving quickly on our bikes now and teaching several people. We found a great family this last week that we are teaching. There was a new rule in this mission that allows the investigators to be baptized after their third attendance to church. That means we will have baptisms soon. But the problem here in Pescadero is that everyone needs to get married.
My companion and I take turns to make food every day. Elder Yzquierdo makes really good rice from Peru!
I'm excited to talk to the family this next week! Happy Mothers Day!!