Monday, March 3, 2014
Hey everybody! Its still freezing cold here haha I hope you all had a good week! We had a good one here! We had exchanges and then a zone conference on Thursday where E. Richens and I trained on finding people to teach. It was a good experience b/c we connected it with Faith, Hope and Charity and how we need to make finding a way of life, not just a missionary activity. It was a great zone conference and we had a lot of great missionaries there so it was good to see them all again.
Friday, I learned a lot. It was just one of those really hard days, so I got to truly practice what I had just preached the day before, having faith, hope and charity. I thought a lot about faith and hope and how they always point toward the future. I prayed just to make it through the day with a positive attitude b/c nothing seemed to be going our way. We made it to the night and then Saturday came. It was one of the best days of my mission haha we taught 4 lessons in a row to our investigators and 3 of them came to an 8 year olds baptism our ward was having. It reminded me of the promise God gives in the scriptures where He tells us to "endure it well" when we have difficulties and He promises to bless us afterwards. It was a faith-building experience for sure!
Aide is doing great and she is still praying to know if she should commit to being baptized or not. Alma, her boyfriend Jesus, and her daughter Alejandra are doing the same. They are wonderful people and are coming to Church and reading from the scriptures so we are confident God will answer their prayers. We also fasted for them yesterday! Baptism is the gate to the strait and narrow path that leads to living forever with our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and our families. It is essential. Just how there is no way to come to the Earth and get a body except through child birth, Christ taught there is no other way to return to God's presence to live with Him forever except through being born into the kingdom of God (see John 3:5 and Moses 6:59). Christ suffered and died for us. He also rose from the dead for us too. I hope we all find the true, deep happiness in this life and hope for what lies ahead as we come to Christ and follow His example. Make it a great week and love one another!
Love Elder Seth McGinn