Monday, October 17, 2011
Crazy hot in Mexico!
I think I have been continually sweating for about 2 months now.This week was good. It was the first week with Elder Prince. We get along pretty well, no serious disagreements or anything like that. He has been in the mission 5 months and speaks spanish really well. We have been teaching the same investigators we had last change and havent seen much improvement lately so we may need to leave them for a while because there could be other people who are prepared. We have also been visiting with a lot of less active and non active members. There are tons and they are really awesome, I just dont understand a lot of the time their reasons for not going to church. But everyone is different and has their own challeneges, now our challenge as missionaries is to help these members get back. I dont know if you all noticed, but in conference the scripture 1 Timothy 4:12 was used 3 or 4 times. My companion realized that and we have been sharing that scripture with all the members that didnt go to conference. It talks about our responsibility as members to be examples to everyone in everything we do. The church really is much different from the world and as time goes on the seperation between the 2 becomes larger and larger. As long as we are living faithfully, people will notice, they will wonder, and many will want what we have.
If you dont already do it, I suggest sharing your testimonies to each other. Its something we do as companions a lot and it really helps.
The temple President from Oaxaca came to our ward this week and talked about the importance of temples. He was saying how blessed the people here are because they only have to take a 6 hour bus ride to the temple. How much more blessed are we in Utah to be able to drive 20 minutes to the temple? He was also saying how going to the temple is the best preparation we can possibly make for the second coming.
Love Elder Millet