Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hey again!

Hey again!
Times just flyin! May is already gone. We had interviews with President this past Sunday and I know I'll be leaving the office back to the sector in about 8 weeks, so that'll be good! My training of Elder Johns is going awesome and we are having blast! Nothing better than some Missouri-Tennessee redneck humor (;
This week was super busy! Lots of papeleo! (Paperwork) wanna know why? Because we had a 70 come visit the mission! Elder Salas se llama. Basically he is part of 70 other guys who help run the church in different parts of the world! Above him would be the 12 apostles. Exactly like the original gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe in the same exact church and structure that Jesus established here on the earth when he was here. So it was cool. He gave our mission alot of awesome ideas of how to be become better. So in preparation for him to come, we made him a super cool little book with any type of dat you could think of about the mission. How many elders, how many hermanas, number of people in each zone and all kinds of other things. I was pleased to be able to put the new logo big and beautiful on the front page of it. I had alot of fun designing it and making it professional!

This week I have been thinking alot about progression. The dictionary definition is: A movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage. So what would our goal be in this life? Mine is to have an awesome family and experiance true happiness in every moment! Im sure everyone has a life goal they would like to achieve. But what about a higher goal than that? What about eternal happiness and perfect joy. What about living with our family together forever, and living in a place where we will be perfect. What about progressing to the point where we will live with God the Father, and his son Jesus Christ again? Wouldnt that be something we all would want. Well there is only one way to do it. PROGRESS. I like to look at each day here in the mission and base by day off of my progress. Did I win the day or did I learn something each day? If not I am doing something wrong. Am I devoloping Christ-like attributes each and every day? God doesnt care where we are in life as long as we are progressing. Its gonna be hard, and its gonna be long! But, without struggle, there is not progress. If we dont evauluate how we are doing, how are we progressing to achieve ETERNAL HAPPINESS. Its uncomprehendable, but I know that I want it! So how do we get there? It just takes simple and easy steps. The best way is to start and what has helped me the most in the mission is consistancy
1. Prayer day and night thanking God for my blessings and asking for strength to continue progressing.
2. Scripture study to learn of our fathers and how the handled waging their own war against satan so that we dont have to go through the same thing they did.
3. Church attendance. To recieve extra support in our progression and the renew baptismal convenants by using the Atonement of Jesus Christ to repent for our sins each week!
Those 3 things will change your life more than any other little thing! Progression is impossible without change. C. S. Lewis wrote of
 ​ progress to meet​
 God’s expectations for His children: “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of—throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace
” P.s. Look up Alma 5:14 in the Book of Mormon.

Today we went to the beach in Constitution for the 3rd time (:
Here are some pictures.
One of Elder Salas. The member of the 70 that came
Another of watering flowers at the mission house

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