Thursday, August 21, 2014

Halfway through the CCM already!

Well a bit past half way. 2 weeks and 5 days to be exact, not that anyone is counting or anything. Everything is moving so quick!! It feels like I was emailing y'all yesterday! The days are like weeks but the weeks are like days. 

This week has been quite the week! I am able to understand the latinos and keep conversations going! What made this week even better is that we went out in the real world! We got a piece of the mission field which was wayyyyy awesome. 80% of the people we contacted had no interest at all but there were 20% that listen to us which was awesome! The  best experience was when we were talking with this girl and she said her mom would like to talk to us. So we got the address and talked to her for like 45 minutes or a 1 hr! It was soo cool to see someone have the light of Christ uncovered in them. She even accepted a Libro de Mormon and said she wanted other missionaries to come! Soo cool! It made all those 80% of people rejecting us worth it. It was easily the best experience of my life and I know there is more to come. 

So my mom wanted me to include a word or phrase everyweek so this week it is 'Santa Cena' which translates to Holy Dinner or Sacrament. Speaking of sacrament, ours is at 7:50 in the morning and you thought staying awake in 9:00 church was hard!!

I am learning so much and I wanted to share something I learned in my studies. I was reading in 1 Nefi 3:6 and there was a footnote for ¨not murmurring¨ and the footnote said stuff about sustaining church leaders so I was confused but I came up with this conclusion:

Lehi was the prophet, and by not murmuring agaisnt the prophet you are sustaining them. Sustaining is more than raising your hand. It's supporting those who have been called to serve you and promising to be obedient to them.

Just some food for thought there, hope you enjoyed it. I wish you all the best of luck!!

Love Elder Jared

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