Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Helping Out President Smith And Working Together

Way To Hot To Sleep Inside
Tortillas for the week: 25

IT IS SO HOT HERE IN HUEHUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe how hot it has gotten, this is very unusual. It is so hard to leave between 1-4 pm en la tarde (in the afternoon) because of how hot it is. The worst is after lunch when it really hot; that is when we are super tired. The other day I sat down to read el libro de Mormon (Book of Mormon) and the next thing I know the phone is going off. I had fallen asleep, I was like what is going on. It was bad but also funny.
Elder Perry And I Sleeping On The Roof
Enough about the heat let’s talk about Wednesday and the presentation we gave to the stake, it went great. Elder Perry and I presented our plan and we pray that the bishops will meet with their missionaries to put it in action. It should help the members a lot with their testimony of the Book of Mormon and the Restoration. When the meeting started we had about 120 people in attendance. I sat on the stand with President Smith and Elder Perry, wow all I can say is that was a very special privilege for me. After Elder Perry and I are done sharing our presentation President Smith speaks and he has a coughing attack (he is sick at the time of meeting). He just starts coughing super bad and he looks at me; I’m in the congregation helping and he signals for me to come up. I walk up to the stand and he says to me can you finish what I’m saying. And I told he yes, luckily I have heard his talk before so I knew what to say. So I finish President Smith’s talk for him. I have to say I was humbled to stand in his place but it was also a pretty sweet experience. So that is what happened at the training meeting.
After Four Months I Finally Made My Birthday Cake
This week we did a lot of contacting and we found a soccer player to teach. This is going to be great to teach this guy, we go back tomorrow to meet with him. I can’t wait!  Also we did divisions this week. I stayed in the area and Elder Salazar come over. It was funny to think Elder Salazar and our two kids (missionaries in training) have about 6 months of experience between them and I have about 22 months of experience. It was strange to think I have the most experience. Anyway this week I have realized that working alone in the Lord’s work is not good, yes I’m working with my comp but members need to help us more. It is hard working alone, the Lord needs all of us to work together. In the words of Elder Andersen, “If you’re not a full-time missionary with a missionary badge pinned on your coat, now is the time to paint one on your heart.” This is His sacred work. He will guide each of us in what to do. He will open doors, remove roadblocks, and help each us overcome obstacles that may share the restored gospel of Jesus Christ as we work together. 
Just A Roof Top View Of Our Water Tank
To end I want to express my love and gratitude for my parents, thank you both for everything. Words cannot express my love and gratitude for them; especially since they taught me the gospel and helped to plant the seed of my testimony and showed how to nourish and strengthen my testimony. I also express my love and gratitude to my church leaders and all my teachers I have ever had; thank you. I thank all of you for your support and your prayers. And I deeply express my love and gratitude for my family, you guys mean and are the world to me! As I have seen this gospel bless people and families my love for my family grows even deeper. This gospel truly blesses families mas que sabemos, thank you all. 
Can't Be To Safe
What I love about Mom and Dad is what they taught me.

con mucho amor, ducks forever,
Elder Mcilmoil 
April 27, 2015
"Bat Moth"
Scripture of the week: John 2:4 *Footnote JST John 2:4 and Matthew 5:19, 29-30

“He is ready to come unto you when you are ready to come unto Him.” Joseph Smith 

"Have we not reason to be filled with gratitude, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves?” President Uchtdorf  
Oh The Places You Go

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