March 16, 2015
Vila São Luis
What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!
Dear Family and Friends,
What's this? The family on vacation without me?? Enjoy Nevada for me.
This week we had our 2 baptisms fall through again... We decided that it's best that we put them aside for now and use our efforts on other people who want to be blessed. It taught me a lesson, though, that sometimes we really don't know how to put God in first place. The family is always too busy with work, or too tired with work, and nothing is more important in life than work. But it isn't that way, and it never will be. We owe everything that we have in this world to God, and we can never be so daring as to place the material possessions, or money, or time, in front of a service to God.
Sometimes it's sad to me to see the world that we live in, and see how often we let material things choose our actions. I remember the words of the Book of Mormon stating that man was made to act, not to be acted upon. We were made to have a freedom of choice, but without noticing we often give up that choice and become slaves to substances, technology, actions, and money. I love the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ because it offers us our freedom from this world, but we have to willingly choose to live it to receive these blessings.
Things are getting better for us in our area. We were able to bring 6 investigators to church and we are running to try to baptize someone this last week of the transfer this week. We are going to invite A, who is the wife of the old first counselor in the bishopric, to be baptized Saturday, we are praying hard that she will accept.
Next Monday is transfers again. We'll see what happens to me this go around.