Another great week here in the service of the Lord! Mom, thanks for the package! They just seem to get better and better!
Yesterday was election day here in Bolivia! All we have heard the past couple of weeks are songs about the people running for president. Haha they're pretty cheesy these songs.. so I'm glad the elections are finally over! And the same guy won again! Third time in a row... Not allowed... but hey anything goes these days. But election day meant that we couldn't leave the house until 6 last night, so we did a lot of studying! About 10 hours of straight studying! And when it finished my comp and I laughed because we wanted more time... But! We went out and worked, and had some really awesome lessons! Heavenly Father has put some really awesome people in our path, and He is greatly blessing us.
Some of the things I learned yesterday from my day of studying is that we choose to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. He has offered it to us, and now we choose to do it. And to be His disciple, we cannot be still! We must continually move forward and progress because if we are still, we move backwards and therefore become more like the adversary. We are responsible for the people that we become. We can either sit passively by and let life make us who it wants to make us, or we can progressively become more like Christ and consciously choose to act like Him. If we just let life make us who it wants to make us, we will come to the end of our lives and realize that we only reached a small part of our full potential. Therefore, we must believe in ourselves! We must have faith in ourselves because God, the greatest of all, the most powerful being who has created worlds without number believes in US! HE has faith in US! What a beautiful thought that is. What a comforting thought that is! Take comfort in it! I do! We don't have to do this alone. In fact, without Him we cannot do this at all. "Just give it up. Surrender your will to Him. Unconditionally. Withhold nothing. Turn it all over to Him; all of your desires, wishes, dreams, and hopes. Be true and faithful in your head and in your heart, not just in your behavior. Trust in Him. Trust Him who knows all things. Trust Him who has all power. Trust Him whose love for you is perfect. Trust Him, who alone suffered, paid, and atoned for your sins, and for your weaknesses as well. Trust Him that He will make of you immeasurably more than what you will ever, ever, in all eternity make yourself. He will create of you a masterpiece. You will create of you only a smudge. You will create an ordinary man, He will create a God." But we must give ourselves over to Him. Our minds and hearts are all we can give to Him really because time, that's His. Talents we have, those are His as well because He gave them to us. Strength, something He allows us to have. But our hearts and minds, that's what we can give to Him. And if we give it all over to Him, He will transform us into who He has always meant for us to be. And what I love is that it isn't impossible! Nothing is impossible for our Heavenly Father. We just need to consciously choose Him. Choose it in your mind, and your heart will follow.
I am so proud of you and the major indexing you guys have done!! You will definitely get first this time!! And the Meet the Mormons movie sounds great! I have heard lots about it, and I hope lots go and see it! Well, transfers are coming up in a week and a half, and I really do not want to leave this ward! But, whatever happens happens, and I will love where ever I am! I love you fam! Keep up the good work!
Con mucho amor,
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