Hey, how ya´ll doing? Happy August!! We´re almost through summer! Well not really, but if we´re measuring summer by the time you guys have off of school, then we´re almost through summer. Haha But how was your week? Clock is kinda ticking on the vacations, but it will be nice to get school started and get in the swing of that again.
So this week here had a little bit of everything... We are working well with the people and we also had Dayana´s baptism this weekend which was awesome. Right now we´re really working hard with Reuben and Dulce, and also a family of 4 that we found. They're all very great people and interested. Each and every day I realize more and more how the gospel of Jesus Christ is a plan that is made for the well being of each person, regardless of age or country or anything else. It will help any person in anything we might have in our lives. So with that being said, we have a lot of work to do with all the people but it is all worth it when we see them experiencing those changes and improvement in their lives!!
Something that was sad, but an overall really spiritual moving experience was that one of the people we were teaching and working with died this week. His name was Trinidad and he was a less active member, whose daughter is very active but it´s just the two of them that live together, and they're both older and live in humble circumstances. He died early Saturday morning and they did the funeral service on Sunday. They asked us to participate in the funeral service and it was really amazing to be able to share a small part of the wonderful news of the gospel to people who were in deep need of hearing it. Of course I will miss Hermano Trinidad but I'm at peace knowing that there are other missionaries picking up where we left off with him.
Tonight we are going to travel to Obregon for a meeting tomorrow with President Myers. I really like the direction we´re going in as a mission and I'm realizing that with such little time left, I really have to make the most of it. I know that is probably the most cliche saying among missionaries. But I really have thought about a scripture that I remember you used to always share with us, Mom.
"Men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;
“For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward."
Pretty wise words. Something I really wanna work on and continue working on it for the rest of my life.
Well Mom, I hope you have an awesome week. Know you're always in my thoughts and prayers, I miss you all lots!!!
Love you so much! Elder Stockard