Monday, March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 "I love being here learning about the gospel and teaching other about what I know is true.We choose our consequences. We recieve our ´´wages´´ from the person that we work for."

   Sounds like all is well up there in the states.... down here the weather has been pretty good. A lot of wind and every once in a while rain. At night we leave the heater on so that we dont freeze to death... this week we have been reading the Book of Mormon a lot with our investigators. With the Family Quilaqueo ( the family that in which the father reads everyday), we have taught them 3 times this week. The first two times we have read from 1 nephi and we challenged them to be baptized on the 28 of march... unfortunately, the mom and teh 17 year old son said htat they wanted to wait until they recieved an answer that the church was true. The dad wants to be babtized, but he wants to wait to be baptized with his family. So we told them to read Moroni 10 as a family then to pray together and ask if the church was true.. when we went for our next visit, they had read but they didnt pray, so we read the chapter again with them to make sure they understood, then at the end we asked the mom if she would saythe prayer and to ask in her prayer if the church was true. Her prayer was awesome and she was really sincere with her prayer.. we are going to stop by tomorrow and see how they are doing. They came to church this sunday too!
    So I had a really embarrasing moment while I was playing the piano for sacrament meeting.. the opening hymn was ´´there is sunshine in my soul today´´. As I was playing the introduccion I messed up a little bit, then the lady leading the music starting singing before I was done playing the introduccion, then I had to catch up.. it was a little sketchy, but after that it was fine.. 
     Last week we visited an older lady who hasnt gone to church for a long time. She has had some awesome experiences in the church and was very active in leadership positions befere she went inactive. Basically she has a problem with some of the other members and with the bishop (which is one of the biggest reasons why people are inactive here)... I had the impression to read Helaman 3:33-35 with her and we challenged her to pray every day this week and that we willl do a fast with her saturday as well.. so on satuday we fasted for her and prayed that she would come.. and she did!!! It was so awesome to see her there.. it strengthened my testimony of fasting and prayer.
     This week I have been reading in the beginning of Alma. In Alma 3:19, 26-27 says:
19. Now I would that ye should see that they brought upon themselves the curse; and even so doth every man that is cursed bring upon himself his own condemnation.
 26 And in one year were thousands and tens of thousands of souls sent to the eternal worldthat they might reap their 
rewards according to their works,whether they were good or 
whether they were bad, to reap eternal happiness or eternal 
misery, according to the spirit 
which they listed to obey, whether it be good spirit or bad one.
 27 For every man receiveth wages of him whom he listeth to obeyand this according to the words of the spirit of prophecy; therefore let it be according to the truth. And thus ended the fifth year of the reign of the judges.

We choose our consequences. We recieve our ´´wages´´ from the person that we work for. Just like in a job. We are paid by our boss... WHO DO YOU WORK FOR?? from who are you recieving your wages?? Work for Christ!!! how?... by doing what He says... what has He said?? TO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS? and if we are not doing what He says, He will forgive us if we repent.. we can change. I love you guys so much. I love being here learning about the gospel and teaching other about what I know is true. Have an awesome week?? KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS!!!

Elder Hughes

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