Monday, March 16, 2015

Caridad y Amor

Hello everybody!  We'll get right down to business.
The cooks!
Please don't hug or kiss or kick the chefs!
Bad week.  We've dropped about 15 investigators.  They've straight out decided that the gospel isn't for them and that they would not like us to stop by anymore.  Something I've noticed about Latinos.  They won't tell you they don't want you to stop by anymore until they've been uncomfortable for about 3 months and that's even if you straight up ask them if they would like us to continue to stop by.  The FRUSTRATION!  We could've dropped these guys a while ago instead of making them uncomfortable every time we stopped by.  THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!  It's a huge blessing even though we have about half as many investigators now.  We are going to be able to focus a whole lot more on the rest of our investigators now!  It's going to be awesome!  We won't be juggling around 33 people to go talk to every week!

Other than that the only other interesting thing that happened this week was me puking three times on Friday.  Woo hoo.  Elder Vargas went on a split with the Reedley Elders to make it to all our appointments Friday night so I could just conk out.

It's getting SO. DANG. HOT. HERE.  It's in the 90's right now and it's technically still winter and MARCH!  I'm going to melt, literally melt, when summer hits!

Anyways, here's a cool tidbit from my studies this week.  Charity and Love.  We desperately need a whole lot more of them in the world today.  The Bible Dictionary defines Charity as:The highest, noblest, strongest kind of love, not merely affection; the pure love of Christ.  Super cool thought as I was reading that.  Everything in the gospel has love as the center or motive.  The Plan of Salvation. Love.  The Restoration.  Love.  Eternal Families.  Love.  Serving a mission. Love.  Jesus Christ.  Love.  EVERYTHING in the gospel is done, was done, or will be done because of love or charity for us from our Heavenly Father.  We as his children are destined to become like him, so should we not pray in earnest for this type of love?  Should we not be striving each day to have more love and charity in our countenance and in our actions.  Truly showing Charity and Love is service to others and serving our Heavenly Father.  When we do anything ask yourself, is this serving others?  Or am I serving myself?  Stole that from you mom.  My prayer is that we all can become more charitable in every decision and in turn become more like our Heavenly Father.  It will make the difference in somebody else's life and, more especially, in your life.  Matthew 10:39 "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."

love you all.  Have a great week.

Elder Frame
Elder Vargas and a different guitar he found.

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