I hope your having a great Monday. Thanks for the updates on Sports. Riley great job this week with all the baseball upsets. Im excited to come out to see you play next spring. Have you been getting playing time? I loved your message dad about Patriachal blessings. I cherish my blessing and I invite all to read theirs weekly. It helps me maintain an eternal perspective on my life. And when when keep that perspective it is alot easier to make correct choices.
We had a REALLY busy week! Elder F and I are gaining some momentum here in Colombia. We taught more lessons this week than we ever have in both of our missions. It total we taught 30! So we have been running all over the place. We have had to do divisions to be able to cover all the apppointments. We have really felt the lords blessings the last couple weeks.
We found a great new family this week. The S family. Such great humble people. The husband doesnt want to listen to us but his wife R and her three children are so great. Probably some of the humblest people ive ever met. R has health problems and told us that she was feeling so down last week but has felt a new spirit in her life. Lots of obstacles to overcome but anything is possible with the Lord.
A M was baptized this week. He is twelve years old and if you remember last month his grandmother and sisters were also baptized. He was so excited and we are going to contunue to work with him so that one day he can serve a mission. I had to baptize him four times hahah. His foot kept popping out of the water. Hahaha. Well he left the chapel really clean!
This last week we celebrated the "semana de la familia" or week of the family. There were activities at the church everyday and we were able to bring investigators with us. We all learned how we can improve in our family life. Of course it caused me to reflect on my wonder family. I am so grateful for the many traditions we have as a family that bring us together in love and unity. I have been thinking this week. We only have to do three simple things during the week to have a successful family. 1. Family prayer. The family that prays together stays together. 2. Family scripture study. Everday in the mission we have "companionship study" that is basically what we must do within each of our families. Everday. The lord will bless all of us. and lastly 3. Family home evening. Im so grateful that although we were not perfect at it we regularly held family home evening. Thanks Mom and Dad for teaching me these things. I know that if we simply do these three things we will have more, peace, love, joy, happiness in our homes. So lets PLEASE do them. Its what God has told us to do. They are primary answers. Its like the alphabet ABCD. The Mormon alphabet is now OBEY haha.
We are gearing up for another exciting week in the work of the lord. We have a couple who is getting married tomorrow wooooo! Gonna have a boda. J and R. We found them a while back . R a less active came back to church and his wife J has progressed really quickly! She is so excited for her wedding and baptism this week.
There are about a million other details and stories I wish I could put in to words but I just dont have much time ahhhhhhh. I love you all so much and Im alwys praying for you. I love this work and know its TRUE. Have a great week and remember to SMILE, LAUGH, and enjoy the journey. I leave you with President Hinkeys words that
"Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."
Have a great week and know that I love you all!