Monday, October 19, 2015

Concepcion Temple, 40 day Fast

Family and Friends,

Well this week flew by and I’m pretty sure it flew by just because we were in the street contacting 90% of the week.  But it was a pretty chill week, unfortunately I don’t have another story of a person trying to kill me or anything crazy like that.  We were also able to find some other investigators that are really good, because the ones that we have been teaching for a while aren’t really progressing anymore unfortunately.  One of the things that happened this week is we had another exchange together Elder Faas and I!  It was a day filled with a lot of walking and passing by people who said we could come back but unfortunately they weren’t there when we did.  I think I need to say “fortunately”   because I’ve already said “unfortunately” 3 times haha.  Fortunately me and Elder Faas are really good homies and even if we are walking around in the street contacting all day we can still have a good time together! 

Other things that have happened this week:  We have been having choir practice, you can imagine how that is going (I’m bad at singing) and English class is still going well!  Oh, something that is really cool that happened was on Saturday morning we all got together in our church and watched the …. well I don’t know how to say it in English.  It is where they take the first dirt of construction of a temple and shovel into it, “ground breaking”?  I don’t know but they did that for the temple in Concepcion!  I had never seen one before so it was really cool for me.  Also it was cool to see how happy and grateful everyone was because their work and sacrifice finally paid off and they will have a temple in two to three years!  I thought it was cool that one of the people who gave a talk invited everyone to use these two to three years to really prepare for the temple and the blessings that will come from it.  It reminded me how we should always be worthy to enter into the temple and experience the peace and joy in there.

Well that’s about it for what happened this week.  Something that we are doing as a mission right now is called a 40 day fast, which is, you choose 5 things that distance the Spirit from you or 5 things that you want to improve as a person and then you write the 5 things that you are going to have to do to replace those first 5 things.  You pray every morning asking help from God with those 5 things and every night you pray about how you did, what you could do better, etc.  You do it for 40 days and as you do it, you will find that the majority of your basic desires have changed.  You will see the influence of the Holy Ghost more frequently day to day.  Its’ something that I just started and it hasn’t been easy, but I know the Lord is blessing me and I am becoming a better person!  So if you guys have things in your life that you want to change, I invite you to try it.  Hope you all have a good week!

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