Monday, June 15, 2015

Week 38: Un Buen Semana! (A Good Week)

Familia y Amigos,

This week has been awesome. My companion, Elder E. and I have been working hard and have been really excited about this next few weeks. We've been working with some really great people that are excited to keep progressing in their lives and that are beginning to understand the importance of the Plan of Salvation and the message of the Restoration in their lives and in the lives of their families. This week I had a good insight about what it means to be a missionary and representative of Jesus Christ. I know that every one has heard a million times that every member is a missionary, but it is true. And it is so important that we realize what that means. It means that we have all been called to share what we know with everyone. We were all called in our baptisms to share with the world what we know. 

Yesterday I spoke in sacrament meeting a little bit about that and about a really great talk that I came across by Elder L. Tom Perry that is called "Traer Almas a Mì" (Brings Souls to Me, in English) in 2009. That talks about how the members of the church have the responsibility to help the full time missionaries and to be a part of the work of salvation. He also addressed the problem that a lot of members have when it comes to missionary work, "Where do I start?". Elder Perry explained that we need to share three things with people. 1) We need to share with the world that Jesus Christ is our Savior. 2) We need to share with the world that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God and that the true church was restored through him. 3)We need to share our testimony of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, that it is the word of God and a testimony that God speaks to all of His children. These are the three things that we have been called to preach and share to all people as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

I'm very grateful for the Church, I know that it is true. I know for a fact that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and that through faith in His atonement, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end we can and will be clean from our sins. CHRIST wants and desires to forgive us. His hand is always stretched out to us, we just need to take it. I know that He organized and established one true church, and its the church that was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. This truly is CHRIST'S church. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that we really do become closer to God every time that we read it. I  know our Heavenly Father continues to speak to His children through revelation personal and through a living day prophet, Thomas Spencer Monson. 

I will always be grateful for the gospel. 

Well, that is it for this week! I hope that you all have a great week! And share the gospel!

Con mucho amor, 

Elder Potter
Elder Potter (interesting apparel)  and Elder E

Elder Potter wearing his Cholo Potter shirt - Cholo means Dude!
Elder E. and Elder Potter at an African Peruvian Museum

Interesting... at the museum

At the museum

Elder Potter in the museum there were tunnels - kind of creepy
Stain glass at the museum

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