So this was a very spiritual week for me.. We didnt really do anything again this week because my companion is still really sick. We will be going to the doctor again on Thursday but this time to see someone that knows what they are talking about haha.
So this week, lets see.... We stayed in the house but on Saturday we had stake conference and Elder Alonzo came to speak. He is such a powerful speaker. So some of the things I liked that he said was that we have family members who are going to not a good place.... Just like that! He said that if we had 5 kids and had to choose who would go to the Celestial Kingdom but only half of them would we pick. Would we be able to choose which kid is better or would it be hard?? Of course it would be hard! They are your family.. He says that we need to do everything we can to make sure that we can all make it back the the Celestial Kingdom as a family and not just one or two people in the family. I dont know about you guys but I want that for everyone in my family not just a few. So we need to do all we can to not judge and just help.
Then on Sunday we continued with Stake Conference.. Elder Alonzo spoke again on Sunday along with our mission president and his wife. Something else really stuck out to me that Elder Alonzo said. He was talking about the sabbath day and was asking us questions. He asked what we were going to be doing after church.. Go home, take off the tie and skirts and sit infront of the TV. Or go to the store to go shop for things that we should have gotten on Saturday. Then he said that when he and his grandkids would get home from church they would run in eat and he would ask his grandkids if they wanted to watch the TV. His grandkids would say to him "grandpa, its Sunday we cant watch TV." Then he would be like yeah we can... So they would all sit infront of the tv and stare at the black screen.... They would "watch tv" haha... I thought that was funny!! If you dont Im sorry haha..
Something else that I loved that he said was that some people say they pay tithing and that they dont recieve any blessings so they just stop paying.. Others say that they cant pay tithing because money is just low and God understands. Others say that they cant come to church because they have to work or because or this and that but that God knows so its okay. They call the Bishop and tell him they cant teach the class or give to talk because of this and that and they Bishop says its okay so everythings good. Then what he said to this made me really think... THE BISHOP DOESNT JUSTIFY YOU!! If you arent doing what you are supposed to them its on you. You have to be 100% obedient to recieve blessings... not 95% or 99%..
We have the gospel in our lives so that we can be happy. The world lives mad and sad and angry but the members of the church should be happy. We have this joy in our lives. We have the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We know that He lives!! SMILE!!! Be happy... not all sad and angry all the time. :)
Well I love you guys!! I hope and pray that you have a great week!! See you guys in like 9 weeks :O CRAZY!!!! haha
Con mucho amor,
me and my comp on the bus