Monday, July 24, 2017

Trust in the Lord

Lucas 5:2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

This week in seminary we studied Chapters 4,5, and 6 of Lucas in the New Testament and I really enjoyed this story. I think we can learn from Peter's experience that we should trust in the Lord. That means that we need to have faith in Jesus Christ and trust that He knows what's best for us better than we do. And when we are faithful and obedient, we receive God's promised blessings! In Peter's case, he received a ship full of fish. We can deserve His blessings in our lives when we put our full and complete trust in the Savior.

Hola a todos!!

This was a pretty good week again! We made progress with our investigators that we have been teaching. We had 6 investigators attend church and two of them came for the first time which was exciting! Something that I really enjoy about missionary work are the friendships that I have made in my time here and the ability to love and serve others. It's fun hearing the stories and experiences of the people and their background.

We are happy because this week we are going to have a baptism! Her name is Sandra! She has been investigating the church for 3 years now and she has made the firm decision that now is the time that she will be baptized. Her family is catholic and she has her boyfriend in jail right now. She wants to be obedient and keep the commandments. We promised her that the Lord would help her boyfriend and other family through her obedience by being baptized. She is excited and we will have the service in Pescadero in the church again in the portable font that they sent us.

This week some of our investigators gave us food to eat, one day we ate chicken skins which was pretty interesting haha. My companion knows how to cook pretty well and he made enchiladas verdes this week.

The Circus has been in town all week and lots of people are now on vacation because the students just left on their summer break last week.
Circus is in town

This week we have a busy week as we have divisions with the Zone Leaders, interviews with Presdiente Gabaldón, and the Zone Conference with Presidente.

Espero que todos tengan una buena semana!

Elder Bennett

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