This week has been really good for me and a super crazy week! This change I'm training my first kid missionary right out of the CCM. His name is Elder E from Puebla Mexico. He was baptized about 7 years ago but was inactive for about 4. He's a great missionary that's ready to work and excited to be here on the mission. He's willing to learn from those around him and that is going to help him progress a lot. I'm super excited to be able be his trainer. We've had some great experiences this week. I'll talk a little bit more about him next week.
Right now were focusing on 2 investigators in specific. Luz P. and Yuriko L. Luz is Yulisa's mom and has been coming to church by herself lately and we are going to prepare her for the 20th, I'm super excited for her to be baptized and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Yuriko is our other investigator and she is so awesome. Elder Niño and I met her at church two Sundays ago. She was a reference from some really great members and they brought her to church. She is a very humble lady. She is about 30 years old and single mother with her 5 year old son, Ian. About 4 months ago Ian was diagnosed with cancer and lately it's really been advancing. She loves and trusts that God can help her. She is great. But she couldn't come to church yesterday because she was in the hospital with Ian because the sickness is getting really bad. She has super strong desires to follow CHRIST because she knows that she will be blessed. It is hard to teach her because she is not home a lot, but I know she is going to make the gospel a priority in her life.
This week I was really impressed by Jacob 6:9-10 and Alma 41:14 that explains that in the resurrection we will be restored to how we were in this life. If we were wicked, we will be restored to wickedness. If we were super happy, well be restored to that same state. These scriptures explain what is going to happen to the wicked, that they if they die in their sins, they will be restored to sin and will be tormented to them. So, if being tormented is the end result of that, and if they're going to be restored to their same state, it means that they are already being tormented by their sins! Satan sure does a good job at disguising sin for freedom and temporal delights as spiritual happiness. But we as members of the church know that sin doesn't bring true happiness, because "wickedness never was happiness". It made me remember Doctrine and Covenants 84:49 that says "the whole world groans under the bondage of sin" (todo el mundo gime bajo la servidumbre del pecado, not sure what it is exactly in English.) And its true. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ, we have the privilege to announce the good news of the restored gospel, that we DON'T NEED TO BE IN BONDAGE. We know how to be free and happy in this life. We need to let others know too. Sounds like you've had some good opportunities this week to help others know the restored gospel, like at the BBQ and planning for camp. Keep up the good work!
Well, that is about all I got for this week! Fue una semana excelente! Estoy animado por esta semana y espero que tengan un buen día y excelente semana también! (It was a great week! I am encouraged by this week and hope you have a good day and great week also!)