Serving an LDS Mission in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gotta love the missionary equivalent of Christmas!

Well, like always when we have baptisms planned, Satan throws everything he's got at us and the investigators. Two of the 3 won't be baptized this Sunday as previously planned. The other one hopefully will but it's not 100% certain right now. He still wants to and is ready but the problem is with his gpa and father. Ya, giant story there that I do not want to take the time to write because it would take forever! So ya, pray for E**!!!
HAHA so I feel like I'm in my training again. With my compañion we are now speaking 3 languages each. Portuguese in the mornings, Spanish during the day, and English at night. Ya, let's just say that in the mornings I don't talk as much as I do during the rest of the day. It's a work in progress but slowly I'm getting the hang of Portuguese. I'm still nowhere near being able to speak fluently though. I'm good at reading it out loud though.
General Conference was great! Gotta love the missionary equivalent of Christmas! It was sad seeing Pres Monson give such short talks. Powerful, but short. Actually, his talk Sunday morning was just parts of like 2 or 3 of his past talks. I have those talks on my pen drive and have listened to them enough that when he was talking, I recognized every word. Elder Hales basically said goodbye :( We may have 2 more Apostles soon......On the bright side, I really like Elder Stevenson as a new Apostle. His talk was a great way to explain priesthood keys and their significance and importance.
Now, the question is this: What are you going to do with all of the counsel and advice that you received this weekend? (I'm assuming you all watched/listened to GC, if not, go repent and watch it.) Many times people ask "why are they saying this again? They've said this a million times now". To answer that question I pose this question, "How hard have you tried to apply what they've said?" The reason why the prophets repeat the same counsels over and over again is because we, as human beings, are naturally stubborn and lazy in nature and don't like working for the change. News Flash! We are not with God. If we are comfortable with how we are now, it means that we are comfortable not being with God. God is found outside of our comfort zone. Now go and ACT! That is all.
So ya. That's about it. Please be careful of witches offering some of their brew. If you drink it, it may be the last thing you do.
Love you all!
Elder Groneman

No comments:

Post a Comment