"We must realize that all of God's children wear the same jersey. Our team is the brotherhood of man.This mortal life is our playing field. Our goal is to learn to love God and to extend that same love to our fellowman."
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Monday, June 6th, 2016
This week went by pretty fast. We had lots of meetings, Zone Conference, Divisions.
I went on a division with Elder Heald in his area (Maraza) and there are a lot of cute kids there!
We found a couple of great new families. You know regular missionary stuff.
Zone Conference was very enjoyable. Not only because of the food, but I actually got a substantial amount out of it! The instruction was also great!
I just want to share a quick thought that President Koch shared with us this Friday that impacted me.
He talked about our closing hymn, "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go", and mentioned how many times when we sing this hymn we forget what we are actually saying. That we sing it just to sing it - when it is truly meant to be sung with a promise to our Lord and Savior that we will do His will.
In the hymn it reads:
I'll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I'll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I'll be what you want me to be.
When we sing these words we are promising to our Lord what we will DO.
We make this promise to Him and this week I realized that I needed to promise Him that I would do exactly what I say. Any one of us would do what God asks of us. This is a way to show God our faith.
I will go where He wants me to go, I'll say what He wants me to say, I'll be what He wants me to be. I know He wants me to be better. I testify of His infinite love. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Have a great week!
P.S. My package didn't come. Sorry mom. But I am super excited to get it this week!
Life is a party!
The best time to celebrate...
is whenever you can!
In the ZONE...Zone conference that is!
In case you couldn't find me, I'm in the back!
We received great instruction from President Koch....
...even on the back row!
Great food too!
Catching up with old friends and meeting some new!
Me and Elder Stanley.
Preparing for divisions...
I got to go to Maraza with this guy, meet Elder Heald.
Back with this guy, Elder Ortiz, again!
P-day; writing letters and I got my haircut.
That bug is the mother of Matequenha, aka: Sand Flea
Look it up, the condition is not pretty. Don't worry mom, I'm keeping my feet protected.