First, big BDay S/O to Lil bro Brandon Today! 12 years old. You are getting there big man. Also, S/O to Uncle Dave in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, I saw you yesterday haha!!
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks." -Phillips Brooks
I want to bare testimony of the power of Prayer. I didn't have a super life changing experience this week, but just the tiny things that happen each day for us as we work through prayer. Prayer is, honestly, just talking personally with the Greatest Friend we can have in this life, who is our Heavenly Father. I've been studying in "Jesus The Christ" by Elder James E. Talmage. It is crazy cool, deep Doctrine about the Life of Christ before, during, and after his life on Earth. And of course it talks a lot about prayer. One thing that jumped off the page to me was when Elder Talmage was describing prayer. He put it like this, "Prayer is made up of heart throbs and the righteous yearnings of the soul...of contrition and pure desire." We always need to try and pray with real intent, but that really put it into perspective for me. Prayer shouldn't be just a habitual thing, but something we truly love doing to where our heart throbs and our soul yearns every time. Especially when we are praying just to say THANK YOU. We can all pray and yearn in faith during the hard times when we need something, but it is during the good times when we show God our true faith and love when we pray that same way just to say THANK YOU.
Max also answered a few questions for me
Do you have any investigators yet? Yes, we have one her name is Flavia and we´ve taught her the First lesson on Restoration.
How is the work in your area? It is okay. Like I said there are 300 less actives and such so now we need more investigators.
Is the ward still warming up to you and your companion? No, I think they like us. They are great with us.
Do they take good care of you? To you get invited to eat often? Yes, They take great care of us and we eat lunch with members every day.
What is your favorite food? My favorite food is milanesa, no doubt.
How are you getting along with your companion? Yes, Elder Fereirra and I are homies.
What is your area like? It looks like? Is it a poorer area than your area in Rio Grande? It is actually richer than Rio Grande and probably from what it sounds like the Richest part in Comodoro.
How big is it? Do you still walk every where? Our area is a lot smaller than Grande of course and yes we walk everywhere unless its to Centro then we take the bus as normal.
How may missionaries in your district/Zone/ do you see them every week? 6 in my district 16 in the zone and yes we see them a lot.
Is it easier to get into houses in this area? It's not really any easier to get into houses.