Monday, May 1, 2017

Lima (San Gregorio) Peru – Week 15

Buenas Tardes! Como están? Well all is good here! It’s finally starting to cool down! I’ve had to wear a sweater a couple times! I’m glad because I’m so sick of summer and the heat! Haha but I bet in a couple weeks more I'll want summer back!

Well this week was a good week! Not a ton happened, but we talked with a lot of good people! We weren’t able to see our people that have baptismal dates... So that worries me a little bit. We also dropped one of our investigators... This is sad because we became close with her and know that she has the desire to be baptized. But she recently, as of about a month, has a new boyfriend.... and ever since he came into her life she became more and more distant with us and always canceled our appointments with her. Well not cancel just wasn’t there... I never like dropping investigators. It’s one of the hardest things to do. I feel like we're just giving up on them, but in reality they gave up on us. I always feel like there is more to do when there is nothing to do. Sometimes you just have to let people make and learn from their decisions. It’s all a part of life.

I read a really great talk this past week from the Ensign. It is called WAR GOES ON, by Elder Lawrence. It talks about the different ways that Satan try’s to tempt us. Here is a part from it that I really liked!

It is important to know that there are limits to the power of evil. The Godhead sets those limits, and Satan is not allowed to cross them. For example, the scriptures assure us that “power is not given unto Satan to tempt little children” (D&C 29:47). Another significant limitation is that Satan does not know our thoughts unless we tell him. The Lord explained, “There is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart” (D&C 6:16). Perhaps this is why the Lord has given us commandments such as “Do not murmur” (D&C 9:6) and “Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor” (D&C 42:27). If you can learn to bridle your tongue (see James 1:26), you won’t end up giving too much information to the devil. When he hears murmuring, complaining, and criticizing, he takes careful notes. Your negative words expose your weaknesses to the enemy."

This is something that really called my attention! It’s something that we can all do better to protect us from the temptations of him. So we always need to be conscious of what we say. Here is the link for the rest of the talk:

Well that is all for the week! Have a great one! I love you all!

Elder Farnsworth

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