Monday, December 7, 2015

Hello everybody.

It's been such a crazy week changing companions, trying to learn how to work my area without a native, and doing a bunch of meetings we've been turning hairs gray left and right!  Haha, it's been a great week though with many spiritually uplifting experiences and opportunities to learn and grow!

Elder Ayala is gone!  It's still kind of unreal!  We were together for 4 and a half months!  He helped me change in so many ways.  Elder Ayala is one of the more converted people I've had the opportunity to associate with.  Each day was another learning experience from him. He understands obedience.  He has a great testimony of the basics of the gospel and knows that's all that matters.  We had a relationship based on our investigators and I would be lying if I told you those months with him weren't the happiest I've been in my life.  It's because we were obedient and thought only about our investigators and Jesus Christ.  We strove our best in all we did.  I thoroughly enjoyed my experience being his companion and he'll be sorely missed!

Elder Horrocks coming in!  My first completely white companion.  Weird.  He doesn't know Spanish perfectly.  You should see us trying to understand a couple of our members on the telephone.  Haha.  We are two goofballs and we are already great friends!  I'm looking forward to having success with him and finding the same level of dedication and obedience Elder Ayala helped me gain!

I truly know that obedience is the first thing we have to understand in this life before we can really progress.  Looking back on my time with Elder Ayala, it's because we strove to be EXACTLY obedient that we found success, happiness, and were able to work through each challenge that came our way.  We relied on the blessings the Lord has promised to those who are obedient and it all always worked out.  Do not think that just missionaries are the ones that are supposed to be exactly obedient to God's commandments.  We promised.  We promise every week we are going to do just that.  Be exactly obedient to God's commandments.  That's our baptismal covenant.  You are under a binding covenant telling God you are going to do your VERY best to follow Him.  To remember Him.  I've learned so much about that as I've learned to be exactly obedient.

I love each of you and hope you are finding that Christ is your reason for the season.  Don't get lost in the hustle and bustle of the world.  Take some time to sit and just think about Christ.  You'll find peace in this sometimes otherwise hectic time of year!


Elder Frame

My new companion is Tyler Haws!  ha.  Just kidding. His name is Elder Horrocks from Roosevelt Utah.

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