sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014

Somos Como Niños

This week has been a really long week. Good rough hard, exhausting but in the end always rewarding. In the offices we deal with a lot of problems....a lot of problems. I can not even explain because a lot of you reading this would not understand unless you were in Uruguay working in the offices.  I could list many titles that we could be called. An elder who is with us now becuase of a major sprain said, ¨I thought all you did was do reembolsos all day, but you literally do anything and everything that needs to get done, go work and teach and then you start your financial day at 9 o clock at night.¨    Elder Brown has also summed up this week with these statements. ¨The offices are just semi organized choas and if this was not the lords work and his hand was not involved in what we do it just would not get done.¨,   Instead of going of all the crazyness I want to compare it to the cool things how it has applied to my studies and what I have learned.

First I want to start with this really cool video.


This was a really cool video. We listen to the mormanchannel stream and I found and watched the video today but heard just the music and message and it happened to be while I was studying Mosiah 3.

First this is a part that really stuck out to me in the video

I work that they may grow. They trust so deeply. How i year to do the same. They know so little how it all came to be.never questioning only trusting.      

This is the verse that really stuck out to me this week. I have learned trust is a huge thing. We need to trust who we work with, but most of all trust in our heavanly father. He has literally given us everything and like the video says they know so little how it came to be. We can do everything we can do but in the end we have to hope we have been living accordingly and are humble enough to not only recieve the oppertunities but recognize them.  In my studies I was studying a lot about the premortal life and this a plan of happiness everything is for our success and our happiness. Now I am going to post the scriptures but instead of reading them in order we are going to ready them out of order.

19 For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been fromthe fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields tothe enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural manand becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord,and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full oflove, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflictupon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
18 For behold he judgeth, and his judgment is just; and the infantperisheth not that dieth in his infancy; but men drink damnation totheir own souls except they humble themselves and become aslittle children, and believe that salvation was, and is, and is tocome, in and through the atoning blood of Christ, the LordOmnipotent.
 17 And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no othername given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation cancome unto the children of men, only in and through the name ofChrist, the Lord Omnipotent.  

This really was intresting to me. Mainly because this week I have really been able to see it. I do not know how we got everything we got done. Yes in the end there were a lot of problems and there were days we were wondering when will this day end, but in the end it  always worked out and we really just had to have trust. It was crazy to see how he was answering our prayers this week. To end the week I had was looking and just had feeling to look at the scriptures before I went to bed even though I was dead tired and It was Jacob 4 verse 7 i do not even know how or why that came to my mind but this is what it said.

For behold, by the power of his word man came upon the face of the earth, which earth was created by the power of his word. Wherefore, if God being able to speak and the world was, and to speak and man was created, O then, why not able to command theearth, or the workmanship of his hands upon the face of it, according to his will and pleasure?
 10 Wherefore, brethren, seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from his hand. For behold, ye yourselves know that he counseleth in wisdom, and in justice, and in great mercy, over all his works.
 11 Wherefore, beloved brethren, be reconciled unto him through the atonement of Christ, his Only Begotten Son, and ye may obtain a resurrection, according to the power of the resurrection which is in Christ, and be presented as the first-fruits of Christ unto God, having faith, and obtained a good hope of glory in him before he manifesteth himself in the flesh.
 12 And now, beloved, marvel not that I tell you these things; for why not speak of the atonement of Christ, and attain to a perfect knowledge of him, as to attain to the knowledge of a resurrection and the world to come?

This actually means the same but now looking at it in english does not mean the same thing that I took but all I can say is we have to become like little children humble, but trust in him in all things for in the end they are all for our benefit. Have a good week and remember to ask to find what gods plan is for you and you will be surprised. I have learned so much about myself and what I am going to do in the next year and I know I never would have learned it if I was not out here

sábado, 9 de agosto de 2014

La Doctrina de Cristo

This week we have been focusing a lot on the doctrina de Cristo, or the doctrine of Christ. This is really the most basic but most important part of the gospel. It is Faith in Jesus Christ, Repentence, Baptisim, the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Endure to the end.

We have been focusing on teaching just these principles and making sure the people understand them. A lot of them time we know of repentence, but do we really understand it, and do we live it? Those are the two biggest questions we ask.

The first is understanding. We can look in 2 Nephi 31 verse 2 it talks about how important it is to understand but what is it that we need to understand.

To really understand we need to know our purpose or what we want. For most people that is eternal life, and happines in this life and next. The question then is how can we recieve eternal life. We can look at many stories such as the Rich Prince in Mathew but for now we are just going to stay in 2 Nephi 31 because the response is the same. We will start reading verse 10 half way, to where it gets to our main focus and follow me.

Follow me how can we follow Christ. We can read many examples of what he did in the new testament but we are going to read in 3 Nephi 27 13 and 14 we learn he was doing the will of the Father.

Now how can we follow the will of the Father let´s go back and read 2 Nephi 31 verse 10.  We can continue reading and we find that the main focuses are the faith, repentence, baptisim, the holy ghost and endure to the end.

We have been teaching these to tons of people and have seen tons of changes in them when they understand. It seems that when we understand we actually apply what we learn. Being in the offices we get to hear tons of success stories of other missionaries and people who have been visted by the missionaries for years and not stepped foot in the church are now returning. 

One of the big thing is these is an example our mission president gave us along with a few other variations, but the goal is not to use the same over and over with the less active members we are suppose to study in our personal study and find other refrences of the doctrina de Cristo, and what we study in the morning use in the lesson that day. It has changed not only the mission but my studies and I can not say how important it is to really understand and live the doctrine of Christ all is for our benfit. It is simple and clear sometimes we make it more complicated then we have to but it it the only way. The refrence escaped me right now but in spanish it says you there is not another way to slavation expect through the means of Christ. then the next few verse says we can not live more or less the law. We have to live the law to exactness and luckily this law was made simple for all of us everyone in the world to complete we just have to understand it and live it.