Well honestly there is not all that much to tell you guys this week... It was quite lame just sitting in the house not doing much. We were still able to do a little work but not that much. One of things that I did get done was something with my scriptures. Since the beginning of the mission I have been using the quadruple. I really like the size but I wanted to have the Bible and the Book of Mormon separate. So, I bought new leather, zippers and the string that people use to make shoes and I ripped my old fake leather cover off the quad and cut it in half! Crazy right. I then made new covers for the two scriptures and sewed the zipper in so now I have the Bible and the BOM separate and have cool handmade zipper closing cases.
Do you guys remember those Eccos that I bought before my mission? Well the sole finally blew out after 10 months, there were some big cracks and then a hole in the bottom also, so I took them to a place that re-does shoes and they are going to put a new sole on for me.
We went to the temple again with Gladis. The sisters in the temple gave a great lesson and then she entered the temple. She said that she would be willing to be baptized at the end of the year even if she does not have the support of her family.
Today there are some videos attached below and a couple of pictures of the church and where we live and stuff like that, so that should give you guys a little better of an idea of where I'm at. The bishop’s name is Eddy Gonzalez.
One of the scriptures that I feel like we use a fair amount is in D&C 130:20-21 which says, "There is a law irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundation of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated. When we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated." There are so many times that people just do not want to do their own part, they just want the blessings. I think we have all felt that before. :) But there is a law in heaven and every time that we obey a commandment we are blessed. If we obtain any blessing from God it is by obedience to the commandments. As we continue to better follow the commandments with a willing and loving heart, we will all be richly blessed. In our family I feel that we are so blessed from God. I love you all so much and pray for you all, that you might be safe physically and spiritually. Looking forward to talking to you next month. :)
Love, your brother and son,