Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rio Grande

Well my brothers and sisters it has been one interesting week, why because there was another special transfer only that I’m still here in Rio Grande and my companion left. We got the news today and my companion came just about an hour ago. His name is Elder Gedds and he is from Utah. It’s kind of funny as well because he has only two weeks left in the mission, and I am the senior companion. He also was companions with my trainer Elder Mendez. To give a summary of the week we began with the visit of Elder Bednard which was amazing. He only came and spoke with us and also took a photo with the entire mission. After the conference the week went by so fast. This week we taught our investigators and they are progressing little by little with the time that we Havel, but they are very close to the waters of baptism I know it. With my new companion I plan on working a lot with contacting and with referrals. With that I hope to be able to write you with the good news that we have more investigators the following week. Also I hope to be able to write to you about the amazing things that will happen in the next conference that we have on Friday with Elder Arnold of the Seventy.

My message that I have for you all this week is something that I was thinking about a lot this week. It comes from the conference that we had with Elder Bednard. Elder Bednard spoke with us about the being agents and not objects. An agent is something that acts for its own will and acts upon objects. And object is something that does not act or move it has a will but due to the limited power that it has it doesn’t have the power to act therefore only the ability to be acted upon. I thought about it a lot because really which one am I? Which one are you? The part that I learned through my experience this week was this, that as an agent I am acting by faith on objects and only in this manner can I truly receive blessings as well as a testimony of God and the things that he has done for me. As an object I can only ask, and ask for the blessings but sit around waiting to be acted upon rather than go and put forth and effort and demonstrate my desire to receive revelation, blessings, or help from God. I ask again, which one are you? I hope that if your an agent that you keep being one and continue in acting upon these objects so that you truly can be blessed, but if you’re an object don’t worry because you can repent and become the agent that you need to be as well desire to be that you can really draw on the powers of heaven. As an agent we live the gospel and in the words of Elder Bednard, "It is harder to not live the gospel tan it is to live the gospel". Therefore my invitation as I am doing the same is to begin being an agent and not the object waiting to be acted upon. I know that you will witness the power of God more if you do so and you will desire more to use your power to act for righteous causes. This I share with you all and do so in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.   

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