Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Week 17 - Calgary

 
Hola Familia:
 
Your emails of Mason getting the job as a Japanese MTC teacher and dating Allie!!! :DDDDD Chrissy about to start working at Splash kingdom and starting that youtube channel and how good she is at makeup!!!! :DDDDD Jared starting his mission papers!!!!! That song that you sent me!!!!! Dad being the ward mission leader and y'all doing missionary work!! TODO!!! ESTOY TAN FELIZ!! YO PUEDO SENTIR EL ESPIRITU AHORA MISMO :)))) Gosh this is so great. And this week was the best becasue we got a new investigator!!! Her name is Jessica and she is a really good friend of Hermana Jimenaz, their family is awesome and all members. So we had dinner with them and then she came over with her 10 year old daughter. She was divorced about 3 years ago I think. So after dinner she had a bunch of questions for us. She is Catholic. She was never really in to being Catholic though. So Elder Sanchez and I answered all of her questions and we started off like teaching the first lesson. It was so awesome. Also it was so cool because like ever question that she had we were able to just immediately flip to the answer in the scriptures. She was really impressed. I don't know if she really felt the Spirit though because it kind of felt like she was trying to argue with us. So then after we taught the first lesson we bore our testimonies and when Elder Sanchez bore his I was like woooow because he was Catholic and was baptized just 4 years ago and he testified of why he is here and how much joy the gospel has brought him and even though some of his family are still not members he knows for himself that this church is true and how he just wants to teach others about Christ and the joy that comes from living this gospel. So I really felt the Spirit and I know that Jessica did too. Then we set up another appointment with her at the family Jimenaz house and we taught the plan of Salvation. I think I have to say that the plan of salvation is my favorite lesson to teach. It just is so amazing knowing that every single person here on earth, who has ever lived, who is living, and will live here accepted this exact plan, the plan of salvation, that we are teaching, in the premortal life. They had faith in Jesus Christ and knew that He would be our Savior so they chose to come here, they chose the right. So when we teach this there is just something that I can always see in the persons eyes, with the family Rodriguez, the family Romo and now with Jessica, that they have heard this before. I know without a doubt that the Spirit was there. It is so incredible. You can just see the way they look and you can feel it.
 
One new scripture that I absolutely love that I found this week is Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  and it sounds super cool in Spanish. So like everything that we care so much about like our cell phone, money, house, computers, video games, movies, and whatever else are really just temporal and will come to an end really soon and wont make you truly happy, but what really matters, happiness, families, helping others, and living the gospel of Jesus Christ, truly make you happy and it is eternal. We can not see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost, they are eternal and they are the ones who truly make us happy. We can not see our own spirit and the spirits of others, what truly makes you, YOU! but we can not see it. It is eternal. Your spirit is what matters. Your body is imperfect. You will die someday. But because of Jesus Christ and His Atonement. We will all live again and our physical bodies will be perfect because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Because we chose to follow Him in the premortal life, this blessing is unconditional. I have so much more to say but not enough time - haha. Just know what really matters, eternal things. look at people with spiritual eyes, the way that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ sees us. And also look at yourself the God sees you. You are worth everything to Him and you are awesome.
 
I love you Dad and Mom and Mason and Chrissy and Landon and Bryce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am only gone temporally and you can not see me. But our family is eternal. How great is that? ;) that is what matters and I want others to have the blessings and joy what we have :))))))
 
Panoramic at Banff

Calgary