Hey you guys! How are we doing? It was sooo good to read your emails. I really am so grateful for your letters each week and you have no idea the amount of joy that it brings me to read about your lives and all that is going on. You all just brighten my day, week and month!
Investigators.. Estefani is still following us with the charlas and goes to church but has no desire to get married so we are stuck. Hard for her to progress because we can´t really give her a date for a goal if we have no idea when she will be married. Artigas and Paula.. haven´t had a charla with them since last week. We had one of our investigators go to church this week and she loved it....her name is Beatriz. It was super cool to have her there!
I would like to share an experience that I had yesterday. Both the speakers had finished up with their talks and there was still about 10 minutes left so we had the wonderful opportunity to hear from the Bishop, Bishop Rebollo. He talked very clearly and posed the question to the ward... where is the love in the ward? Where is the unity that we need in the ward? As he continued to talk, I had a thought come to my mind.... no idea why or where it came from but this is what I wrote in the back of my agenda in the little spot for notes: We are at a dock, the boat is about to leave, if we don´t start NOW we will miss it. We will miss the boat that has the destination of the Celestial Kingdom, Eternal Life with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Some of us have waited too long....the boat is leaving the dock, the gap is growing between the dock and the boat. If we don´t start NOW we won´t make the jump to the boat. We will fall short and land in the rough waters of life and most likely remain there. The boat has all the people who keep the commandments and those who love and strengthen each other. ID INMEDIATAMENTE (D&C 101: 57) GO NOW. Don´t look back, you can still make it to the boat if you start NOW.¨
Elder Vargas taught a lesson last night to a family, using an example of Noah's name...Noé in Spanish. He likened each letter of his name to the something we need to do to be like Noah, his family and his great ark. N: Noche de Hogar (Family Night) O: Oración (Prayer) and É: Escrituras (Scriptures). We must have family home evening, prayer individually and in the families(wards) and we must read the scriptures in order to get on the boat and stay on the boat safe from the waves of the adversary. Like Elder M. Russell Ballard's talk from conference is titled,¨Stay in the boat and hold on!¨ To that I add, don´t miss the boat, GO NOW and we will work together through the waves of life, towards life eternal. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Have a wonderful week and keep smiling and remember that Come What May and Love It. I love you all soooo much! Hope you have a great love day and feel my love and the love of our Savior Jesus Christ.
I love you!
Elder Taylor Abel.. One happy Elder (:
The District...our last District Meeting before changes