July 21, 2014: Life Is Just A Bowl of Chariots
Another week comes and goes. We definitely saw a lot of tender mercies from the Lord, all of which really helped remind us of how awesome it is to be a missionary.
First of all, we've been teaching the Martinez family this week and they're super awesome. The teenage kids are just eating up the pamphlets and the Book of Mormon and everything, they love it and understand it super well and have so many great questions I can barely answer them quickly enough. They couldn't come to church this week but they're all super excited.
We had a bunch of dinners with members fall through this week, which was kind of a bummer. After we had both dinners (there's a reason we get so fat down here) fall through on us on Thursday, we decided we deserved some tacos. Good thing there's a great taco shop across from our apartment. It turns out our taco trip was inspired, too, because as we were going back up the stairs with our dinner a guy pulled in to the parking lot and waved us down. He told us he learned from a bunch of different religions while he was in jail and was really confused and wanted someone to help him know which one was right. Good thing that's our job!
On Wednesday during Spanish study, I suddenly noticed that our doorknob had been rattling for a while. I went over and peeked through the blinds, and to my surprise their was an old Mexican lady trying to unlock our door. I didn't know what to do. She hadn't knocked or anything. I went to put on a less silly tie (I study in an outer space tie) but by the time I got back she was gone. It's a mystery.........................
Spiritual thought: I just finished the Book of Mormon in Spanish, and assuming I understood it all correctly, the Libro de Mormon is just as true as the Book of Mormon. How do I know? By following the instructions in Moroni 10, of course:
3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
That's all we ask anybody to do. And if they're willing to receive this things, just give them a chance, then God will tell them it's true by the power of the Holy Ghost. And once you know these things are true, I promise life just gets better and better from then on out. :)
Les quiero mucho, mis amigos.
<3 Elder Young