Happy Halloween! Hope everyone is enjoying the festivities and great family time. It has again been another great week here in the Texas, San Antonio Mission. I admire the missionaries that we serve with here and for their great faith in the promises of the Lord to His servants in His work. I know that this is indeed His work. How grateful I am to see it role forth in these Latter-Days.
I would love to share a scripture found in Mosiah 2:4: "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it."
We truly are happier people as we keep the commandments of God. As we continue faithfully in the gospel, we experience true, enduring joy. I am so very thankful for Gods commandments which are like a road map for us here in this life which leads us on a straight course back to our Heavenly Father.
This has been a wonderful week full of inspiration and revelation. On Friday, we had the opportunity to have our Zone Conference for the transfer as well as our mission tour in which General authorities are able to visit and see the mission. Elder Benjamin De Hoyos and his wife were able to meet with us and taught us many great things. Elder De Hoyos emphasized the importance in seeking those who are prepared in every opportunity that we find, especially through the members of the church. Active members truly work miracles in the work and are the greatest support to those who are learning about the gospel. Sister De Hoyos mentioned the importance in reading and studying the Book of Mormon with our investigators so that they have a strong, converting gospel experience. As we truly study our scriptures with real intent, desiring to live and abide by their teachings, we will have a greater conversion to our Savior and His gospel. I am so very thankful for the servants of the Lord who instruct us and help us become better missionaries.
We were able to have some great visits with a few less active families in the Ward this past week. We had the opportunity to visit with the Ruiz family and emphasized the importance of serving others and helping those in need. We have many opportunities as members of the church to help others who are struggling and lift them up to the light of the gospel. We were able to have her home teacher there, Bro. Cantu and it was neat to see their friendship and fellowship grow between their family. We also had a great lesson with the Martin family where we discussed the importance of the scriptures and how they help us to become more like Christ. We are truly blessed to have the scriptures so accessible and be able to share them with others. We are so blessed to live in these Latter-Days.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Gods kingdom once again established upon the earth. We are being lead by living prophets and apostles who hold the priesthood restored by Joseph Smith. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. God loves us so much and desires us to partake of His word and His Gospel. I know that my Savior lives. May we more fully embrace and live His gospel.
Hope you have a blessed week!