Thursday, September 17, 2015
My Direction to Perfection
Another awesome week. Jessica was supposed to be baptized saturday but apparently it just happened to be the worst traffic day in all of Lima. So it was postponed till the next morning, and she was baptized before church! :D My first baptism like this, but turned out awesome and still spiritual. She seems much happier. Ive seen how she has tried to forget about all the ugly things that have happened to her in the past. Shes changed everything! Her bad words, actions, getting mad or depressed, she even controls her thoughts! She doesnt want to kill her ex boyfriend anymore! haha She found room in her heart to forgive all the people that did damage to her, and is now at peace with her life. Im happy for her. :) The gospel of Christ the only thing in this world for true happiness.
Church yesterday was fun. Some old lady I guess forgot to take her medications and came into the Sacrament meeting screaming ANTICRISTO!! DIOS ES AMOR!!! ANTICRISTO! She came back later in the night when we brought investigators to a stake fireside and made it fun again. We had to escort her out. Well, we tried. Didnt work.
In other good news, Sara came to church!! :D She finally quit her old ratchet job, and will be baptized this saturday. Shes been an old investigator for about 2 years now. Someone from my group in the MTC taught and baptized her sister, Lili. Its cool seeing how the Lord works and how he saves all His children in their right time. Shes so ready.
Just a quick thought, something I learned this week. We all have an image of a better person we want to be, right? Forget that person, and follow the best person you can be- Christ. He gave us the perfect example to follow. But how can we become perfect and pure as He? In 1 Peter 1:22 It says that, "Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love." We cleanse ourselves through obedience to the gospel truths, then The Spirit can enter into us and cleanse us inside and out. Thus Christ, "Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him." Christ wasnt born perfect, but he was pure. While growing up, through experiences he learned and was always obedient to His Heavenly Father (D&C 93:12-13), thus proving His exact obedience, became perfect, and our Savior. Thus we too can become perfect as He, through our obedience and diligence to ALL of God¨s commandments. I invite you all to do the same. You will experience more peace and success in life in being obedient to all of God¨s commandments. But I invite you to keep the small ones on a daily basis. Small things such as praying, reading, keeping good thoughts, serving, keeping the Sabbath Day holy, or whatever things you feel you could do better. Though small things appear to be worthless, how we treat the small things we do, realize the big things we do and become a part of ourselves( (Alma 37:6-7). Want to be perfect? Be obedient.
Baptism of Lucero
She danced in a stake activity and won first place!
Centro de Lima
E;der Rejer amd tje E;der
CCM friend from two years ago. Still alive in Lima East
Found the door to Narnia
Feast upon the words of Christ
The pizza gathering
ya, my pet lion
My house and foot
Here's a cute one
Baptism of Jessica