Sunday, May 5, 2013

Week 33: "Our purpose as missionaries is to make families forever, not just to baptize people."

This week was a really good week. On Monday my companion Elder Gudmundson came in. He´s a really good guy. He grew up in Orem and has a farm up in Idaho. In High school he played baseball and volleyball. He´s very smart kid, and his Spanish is a lot better than mine when I came into the offices. He´s a little bit of a nerd but I still love him. This week was really busy in the offices. We´re having to buy a lot of new houses because of the new wave of missionaries coming in and also we´re having troubles with UTE (this is the company that owns all the power in Uruguay) because they changed their entire system, so we´re doing the best we can to find a solution of how to pay all the power bills. With all the work in the offices we´ve had a hard time getting out to field, it´s been killing me. But our investigators are progressing really well. With Kati we´re just waiting on her boyfriend, Santi, to become worthy to baptize her. This week we shared the story of the prodigal son and the desire God has to forgive us. We don´t want to rush her to baptism because we don´t want them falling back into the same things they used to do antes, we want them to become strong in the Gospel together so they can become an eternal family in the future. Our purpose as missionaries is to make families forever, not just to baptize people. This week I studied a lot on hope. What I found out was that everything starts and finishes with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We must have faith in the Savior, his atonement, and his teachings and have hope that he will, without a doubt, fulfill every promise (covenant) we have made with him, and must above all have love for him because of the sacrifice that he made for us. I want to bear my testimony that know that Jesus lived a perfect life, suffered and died for each and every sin, he will fulfill every promise he has made with us, and that he loves us with a perfect love. I love you all and I hope you have a great week.
Elder Arbon

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