Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 28th, 2014 Last Day in The CCM

Our district with our branch presidency Presidente de Hoyos(far left), Presidente Barron(right in black suit), and Presidente Tello(far left)

 Hola!!! I can´t believe that I am finally leaving the CCM. I have mixed emotions about it. I am sad because I wont be with my district. We are basically like family, but luckly we are all going to the same mission. I am so excited to finally leave and get out into the mission field and teach the people of Chile. In two hours i leave here for the airport. We have an 8 1/2 hour flight to Santiago, a 6 hour lay-over in santiago before taking a flight to Osorno.
           Yesterday, our district had an amazing experience. All the Elders in our district gave the all the Hermanas a priesthood blessing. The Hermanas choose who they wanted to give the blessing and all the Elders stood in the circle. after the Hermanas, a couple of Elders wanted a blessing, it was so amazing. 
            We watched a recording of an MTC devotional by Jeffrey R Holland. It was so amazing. try to find it. It will be well worth your time. It was given in January 2013 and he also dedicated some buildings.
            I am so glad that the Andrus Reunion was lots of fun. i wish i could have been there. i am so happy for Erin and that she gets to experience the missionary life. i am so proud of her. 
           Something interesting i learned (from the devotional) is that a testimony is not enough in this life. You need to be converted. Satan had a testimony. He knew God lived and all of those things, but he was not converted. Christ was and that is why he was chosen. Many things will happen in this life that will shake our testimony and it wont be enough, you need to be converted and you will never fall. Alma 23: 6-8  and  Mosiah 5:2. 
         I know that the Book of Mormon is true. Reading it should be a want instead of a book to read. because of this book, my life is filled with hope and peace. it is hard, but the burden is light  through Christ. 

I love ALL of you!!!
Elder Hughes
Our district with Hermano Martinez (a teacher)

Our district with a bunch of people after dinner yesterday (Sunday July 27th)

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