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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Monday. January 25. 2016-Week 76

Mi Familia

Well we just finished up our crazy day here in the office. For the last 3 days we have been preparing all of the transfers of the missionaries and today we went out and sent everyone to their new areas. That is a ton of work. One day I'll explain to all of you guys what we do here for transfers. 

I think that Tate is such a stud. I remember all of the hard things that happen in high school and he is just rocking them!! I'm serious I am just more and more impressed by that kid every week. Keep it up Tater you're the man. Also the Eagle Project idea sounds great. I am always hearing from future missionaries that need clothes to go out on the mission so it could really be a big help for us. 

Elder Gandarillas is the man!! He is seriously like my best friend and we are doing so much amazing work together. He has like 20 months in the mission so he goes home 1 transfer before I do. He is completely hyperactive and sort of a spaz and is just always going on and on about something hahahaha it's hilarious but he is also the most humble person that I have ever met in my entire life. He loves the Lord and he serves with all of his heart even though he isn't completely supported by his family. His parents aren't members and neither is his older sister. Just him and another sister are members of the church. He is a huge example for me because he is so strong in his faith and he has only been a member of the church for 3 years. If there are a few words to describe Elder Gandarillas they would be true, strong, faithful and a freaking spaz hahahaah!!!

So this week here in the mission we got to watch an awesome broadcast that was put on by the church for every single missionary in the entire world. It was titled teach repentance and baptise converts and it was amazing. Elder Anderson, Elder Bednar, Elder Oaks, Elder Waddell and a few others gave talks and demonstrations to help us to truly understand and complete with our calling to be representatives of Jesus Christ. They talked a ton about our potential and all of the things that the Lord has called us to do and how we need to have enough faith to accept our potential and grow to become it. They also talked a lot about how our main purpose as missionaries is to help the people to repent and become free from sins and guilt. Every single thing that we do and every invitation that we give to the people is to help them to repent and to come unto Christ. The Book of Mormon was also a central theme in all of this. They said that if we truly want to understand the doctrine of Christ and his great plan of salvation for us and if we want other people to understand it too we must dedicate ourselves to reading it and studying it daily. There is no reason that we are not reading the Book of Mormon daily and if we are not we are denying the blessings that he has for us. Wow!!! These talks seriously blew my mind and I am now applying many new things in my life as a missionary and personally. 

This week was a good one but also a hard one. We have been working like crazy with Gloria and Pia and now with the brother Kevin to have them ready for their baptism date and everything has been going great. They are reading and completing with the commandments and lots of good stuff but they just don't understand the importance of the Sabbath day. They didn't go to church this Sunday so now we cant baptise them this week. They are amazing and have changed so much but they just need to have a little bit more testimony and conversion before they are baptised so please pray for them lots. Raul is great. This week he was a different person and from what I can see is completely ready to be baptised. He even went on a young adults camping trip and said it was one of his best weekends ever!! I am seriously so proud of that guy and everything that he is doing to change his life. He has so much faith and is just trusting in the Lord to lead him though all of his hardships. He is also an amazing soccer player/athlete and is always inviting us to form our team and play against him and some of his friends and tomorrow we are going to do it!!! Gonna kick their butts too!!!

I read a scripture that I loved this week. I finished the Book of Mormon and in my last reading I came across a scripture that was really powerful for me. Its in Moroni 9:6. It says:

And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let us labor adiligently; for if we should cease to blabor, we should be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God. 

It doesn't matter how hard it is or how bad the people treat us or how much we have to suffer, we will continue laboring diligently because that is the task that our father has entrusted us with and if we fail it is to our own condemnation. It just hit me because the life is hard and it will never be easy but we just have to keep giving it our all so that the Lord can bless us with what we need. So that was sort of my thought of the week and is an answer that the Lord gave me.

So that's all for now. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and he loves us so much. I love you guys and like always hope you have a great week. Hey also need to know if we need to start doing anything for classes. Hate talking about that. Love you guys!!

Much Love 

Elder Wilson

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