April 18, 2011
Hola familia y amigos!!! Happy late birthday Jacob in March! Sorry I forgot earlier! I hope it was a good day. Happy Easter everyone! How is everyone doing? I hope really good. Unfortunately, this week I dont have a ton of time to write. This week was good. We have had some really great lessons with inactive members lately. Norma, our 60 year old investigator, is all ready to get baptized this Saturday. She is excited. We also had some more tremors. But of course I didnt feel any of them because they always happen while we are walking in the street. There were two on Friday night, apparently they were really strong. Stronger than the other one that I felt last week! The second coming is closer and closer by the minute! How exciting. There are a lot of inactive members here. What were trying to do is get the members of the ward to help us out a lot with visits and such. Members can have a great impact. We had a noche de talentos this week (talent show) and it was good. We had a lot of inactive members go, so that was really good. We also found Sandra this week. She is a lady who is really interested in our message. She is a lady who is looking for the truth. Just like it says in D y C 123:12. There are many who are kept from the truth "because they know not where to find it" That is Sandra exactly. We left a Book of Mormon with her and she said that she would get baptized if she found out it was true! That doesnt happy very often. There are a lot of people here who have a hard time with commitments, so it was so nice to find this lady who will honestly ACT if she finds that it is true. Acting is probably difficult part of the gospel isnt it? We read the Book of Mormon, but sometimes we just read, and forget to apply. Ive realized that more and more in my own life and in my life as a missionary. The scriptures arent just filled with good "ideas". They are things to DO!!!!!!! If you are ever finding yourself struggling with your testimony...ask yourself- when was the last time I followed Moronis counsel at the end of the Book of Mormon and asked Heavenly Father in prayer if it is true. When was the last time I loved and forgave my enemy like Our Savior taught? When was the last time I thought of someone in need and helped them? Do we sometimes just read the scriptures and let the wise counsel sit there on the page and never apply it to our own lives? Unfortunately, I think so. We cant become the people we want to become, gain the testimony we desire, be as happy as we would like, have the peace that we are searching for....without DOING something!! We have to live it, not just read it. We have to pray about the Book of Mormon, we have to ACTUALLY serve others, we have to actually do good deeds, we have to actually control our temper, we have to DO more...and not just be spectators. Lets make a goal together (because I need to also) to start living the gospel more...EVERY PART of the gospel! Ive realized that just going to church on Sunday and reading a scripture here or there isnt enough! Its what it makes of us, what we become. Its who we are! So...WHOs WITH ME?! (I feel like Im in a pep assembly) but seriously, if anyone else wants to make this goal with me, you are cordially invited :) Thanks for everything that you all have done for me. I love you all a lot, everyone who reads this! Im sorry if Ive done mean things to you. I hope you will forgive me. Have a great week! :) Elder Gomez Pictures: -Me with the flower "Copihue" It is the national flower of Chile, and its illegal to pick it....but our investigator Norma had some, so I thought Id get a picture. Thats Norma in the background, she will be baptized on Saturday. -Us with an inactive family who have come back to church!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Dallin Email April 18, 2011
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