Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What do missionaries mean to you?

Buenas Dias Family!!!


Wow, so I have no idea where to start with what has happened this past week. So much good has happened this past week. We have had all sorts of super espiritual experiences this past week. This past week we had opportunities to have a leadership council, a zone conference, and of course General conference. After a week like this, we feel ready to keep fighting and to keep going forward in this work. 

In our zone conference, we invited a member of the high council in Stake Toncontin to come and talk to us about what misionaries mean to him. Id like to share with you what he told us. He said

When he was 17 two strangers in funny white shirts and ties knocked on his door. He listened and in 4 weeks chose to be baptized. When he was 17 the missionaries were angels.

When he was 18, he would help the missionaries teach his friends and family in his small little town. He spent almost everyday with the missionaries. When he was 18, the missionaries were his best friends.

When he was 19, he chose to serve a mission himself. He entered the mission field unknowingly what he was about to enfront. To him, all of the missionaries serving in his mission were so expierienced. When he was 19, the missionaries were his examples.

When he was 20, he was placed in leadership positions in his mission. He became the experienced missionary. When he was 20, the missionaries were his aprentices, his students.

When he was 21, he finished his mission. He went home with fond memories. When he was 21, the missionaries were whom he was.

When he was 22, he married and had his first son. He still worked alongside the missionaries now for a different reason. When he was 22, the missionaries were what he wanted his son to be. 

To this high council member, the missionaries were and still are Angels, his Best Friends, his Example, his Aprentices, Whom he Was, What he wanted his Son to Be. That touched my heart and opened my eyes. Many hondurans look to us in the same aspect. I feel hardly worthy to bear many of those titles that we bear. We carry those titles that ive stated, but most important we carry the name of our lord Jesuschrist around with us everywhere we go. In the preisthood session of general conference, the prophet spoke speaking of priesthood authority said, ¨Wherever you go, you go with your priesthood.¨ As a missionary, wherever we go, we go with the name of our lord and Saivor. You may know, but there is a rule for us that everywhere we go, we take our plaques. The misison plaque carries two names, the name of my family, and the name of my lord and Savior. Trully and honestly everwhere and literally everwhere we go, we go with Jesuschrist. It is very easy to think of all that COULD happen, but yet all that DOES happen is quite different. We come and go in the name of the lord, and in the name of the lord we are protected. This mission has been such a huge blessing to me. I marvel at every miracle that i have witnessed. I have seen the hand of the lord in this work. This church has to be true, is just has to be true. As said many times in conference, God loves us. We are his children. He has to love us. I love you all too, and will continue to keep praying for you all.


Elder High

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