this week we had a family come to church,, their names are Margarita (mom) and Patricio (dad). their son Edgar (19 years) was going to come but when we went to pick them up, they said that edgar had gone out at night and had not gotten back,,,,, but Patricio and Margarita still came.. turns out that Margarita has a lot of brothers and sisters that are members, but they are in active.. wednesday and Thursday we had intercambios with the zone leaders. saturday we visit Juan (juan and Joselin) but Joselin wasnt there, we havent stopped by for a while because they were not progressing. we talked with juan and showed him a mormon message. then he told us of how him and joselin have been fighting a lot. he siad that the only reason that they are still togerther is for their two daughters (they are not married). we talked of prayer and how he can receive help through prayer, he was a little reluctant.. we also gave him a blessing of comfort and strength to help him have patience with Joselin adn to have the valor and humility to pray to God.. it was so awesome, we said a prayer kneeling down before we left and it was so powerful.. hopefully he can humble himself and let God help him in his life.,,
i know that the Atonement is real. the branch president called me saturday night at 9:00pm and asked me to give a talk... i talked about the Atonement based on the talks by Brad Wilcox(liahona august 2013) and "the gift of Grace" by Dieter F.Uchtdorf (conference april 2015.).. we all fall short of the presence of God and we cannot overcome the consequence of sin without the Atonement. i know thAT Christ suffered for us because he loves us and wants us to be able to become like him and our father. we must keep the commandments so that we can progress and learn,,. we must keep the commandments of god because we love him and we want to say thanks for his atonement.. i love you guys and i hope you have a great week!!
Love, Elder Hughes
Elder Warner and I in our apartment, with his birthday banner that finally arrived. Elder Warner went to school with the son of President and Sister Lewis' son (Tylers mission President)