Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Agency: Choosing Good (God)

A Moment Of Reflection
Just Adding To My Mission Experiences 
Tortilla for the week: 25

Let’s just say walking around just got a lot more difficult. I’m in a walking boot, it was either a walking boot or a cast. A walking boot was a much better option but is one of the worst things that can happen to a missionary; it is horrible. Especially when it is hot and humid. You sweat so much not to mention the fact it is just annoying having to wear this thing but oh well and enough complaining.
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Husky Love
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Right now Elder Chavis and I are in a huge fight....with agency....agency is hurting us big time. Investigators are choosing not to be home, choosing not to read, choosing not to go to church; we are literally in a war with free agency and it is horrible. No me gusta pues (I don’t like it) I am grateful for agency since we are given the opportunity to choose GOOD (GOD). When we don’t choose to do good things it bites because eternity is at stake. Right now our investigators are NOT choosing GOOD (GOD).
Nobody Will Ever Know
Caught In Action

Yesterday at church the last hour was combined and the lesson was from the manual of the Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson; chapter 3 which is no coincidence that lesson was on AGENCY. As I listened my thoughts turned to investigators, my mission, me and Elder Chavis and I was able to understand a little bit more about free agency. Agency is more than just a reminder to choose between right and wrong, it is the ability to make important decisions not only in this life but also concerning our salvation and will affect our happiness in eternity. Satan is committed to our destruction. Yes we are free to choose but we are not free to alter the consequences of choices. As we choose the right we learn that our consecuencias sera buenas no malos (consequences are good) and we will always want haz lo justo (CTR). So the question for Elder Chavis and I is do our investigators understand the blessings of keeping los compromisos (commitments)? The answer is simple no they don’t understand so we really need to be thinking on how can we help the investigators to understand the impact their decisions will have on them and their families as they keep los comprmisios (commitments). So that is what is going on in Huehue Centro with Elder Chavis and me. It is difficult right now but we also have had some great experiences in the past couple of weeks.
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Avocado Selfie 
One experience we had is when went to a store looking for someone we ended up meeting and talking with a lady. It was truly amazing since everything she asked we just knew what to say (the spirit was working through us and we were instruments in the Lord’s hands). One thing she said algo como eso (something like) God is spirit. I felt I should ask her, “Hermana why on earth would the Son of God which you said is spirit take up His body again (raise it form the dead) when His father doesn’t have a body. Christ says I can only do what the Father has done. Christ can’t do anything that He hasn’t seen the Father do. So Hermana from this we can learn that God does have a body of flesh and bone because of the Son has a body of flesh and bone. So why would you say that God is spirit and she was just silent after that. It was cool just to see that if we truly study and obtain God’s word in the moment we need to say something it will be given us. 

Con mucho amor 
Elder Mcilmoil
February 9, 2015

Scripture of the week: 2 Nephi 28:29-30 

“The Book of Mormon is true.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 

“The Book of Mormon will change your life.” President Henry B. Eyring 

He is hope when there is no hope. 

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