Monday, April 8, 2013

Hola everybody!! This week has been awesome, want to know why?

The answer is general conference, general conference was awesome, it was such a blessing to listen to a prophet and to hear his counsel and to listen to the apostles and the leaders of the church, I know that I learned a lot and I hope that you learned a lot too.

This week, I had an experience that strengthened my testimony in the importance of scripture mastery. I am now glad that I put to memory these scriptures, because they came to my mind in an instant and I was able to share them with an investigator to answer his questions. the investigar was someone that we contacted a week ago, and we just had the appointment with him Friday. he read the pamphlet on the restoration and had a lot of doubts about how it was possible that Joseph Smith saw god and Jesus Christ and that they were in the form of men, because he thought that they were infinitely in physical form or something like that, so I sat there listening to him, and what came to my mind was a scripture mastery scripture, Genesis 1:26-27, which basically says that God created man in his image. This helped him a little bit, but he still had some doubts, he asked how it was possible for man to see god, because he said "Noah, Abraham, and all the other prophets of the old testament never saw god, so why Joseph smith" Then, another scripture mastery came to my mind Exodus 33:11 when it says that God spoke with Moses, face to face, I explained that what happened to Moses happened to Joseph smith as well, and told himi that it was the same thing as a conversation, like the lesson we were having with him in that moment. He said that we answered his question and that he didn`t have doubts about that anymore, but......that`snot the end of the story, we kept on teaching him, and we got to the part of the book of mormon, and who would have guessed it, but we showed him another scripture mastery scripture, Moroni 10:3-5, and he loved it so much! He told us that that was something that he had never thougth of before, that he could know the truth for himself, and not just because a missionary tells him, or a preacher, or anyone else, he is so excited to learn more, we will see him this friday, unfortunately, he was unable to come to general conference, but he told us he would watch it online. And yeah, that is the story, I know that scripture mastery scriptures are inspired, study them, they will help you, I`m glad I put those scriptures to my memory, because I needed them, and the Holy Ghost helped me to remember the location of these passages of Scripture when I needed them, it was pretty cool.

The conference was the best thing ever, we had 4 investigators there with us, and they loved it, I`m really hoping that we will be able to put a baptisimal date4 with them and help them to be baptized, I`ll let you know how it goes. Things are looking good here in Reforma, time is flying by, this week, I completed 9 months in the mission! I can`t believe it, but I am working on enjoying every second of the mission, even the trials and tribulations, because I have had those, but I have learned so much and my testimony has been strengthened, I love being a missionary, I know the church is true, i know that President Thomas S Monson is a prophet of God and that he leads and guides the church today, and most importantly, I know that Jesus Christ lives, and that he is my savior, I felt a witness of this testimony in the conference, and I hope that you guys felt that as well, reread and study the conference talks, do all you can to apply these teachings, this is my testimony that I leave with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

Hasta Luego, thanks for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, it really means a lot to me, I`m thankful for each and every one of you in my life, and the example that you show me. Gracias, I hope to hear from you soon. Happy week this week :)

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