Sunday, March 6, 2011

Awesome week

Anyways, this week was pretty awesome.  Yes we did make it to the Manhattan Temple in time, and that was really nice.  It was a great way to prepare spiritually for Elder Bednar, which was super cool.  Personally I didn’t stand up and ask him a question, but I did come with a question that I had, and the spirit was able to answer it through Elder Bednar.  I also realized that I need to focus on my prayers a little more, not that they're bad in anyway, it's just that he focused a lot on being agents and not objects.  So I need to change my prayers a little to the prayer of an agent.  It was really cool, because he came not with the intention of lecturing us on how to be better missionaries, but to create an atmosphere in which we could receive some kind of personal revelation.  I'm not sure how he was chosen to come, though I do know that him and my mission president are really good friends.  We also got the opportunity to shake his hand.  He related it to the scripture in D&C about “if a messenger comes to you, offer him your hand”.  He said that since he was a messenger, he wanted to shake all of our hands.  Also, Elder L Whitney Clayton, one of the members of the Presidency of the Seventy came with him.  It was just a really cool experience, so I am really going to focus over the next little while to try and make my mission a better experience.
Como Estan?  Hey, this is gonna be another short email, because I spent most of my time uploading some of my photos.  So go check those out.  Also, you don’t need to post all of them on the blog, just the ones you think are cooler.  I also uploaded a few videos for your enjoyment.
Going on, on Thursday we had another appointment with Ruben, and that went great, He accepted a baptism for the 20th of March, and is really excited about that, although we still need to help him with his worthiness worries.  He seems like a great guy.  Also, he can already see that Heavenly Father has been blessing him.  He was able to fix things with his wife, and they aren't going to be getting a divorce after all, which is a huge answer to all of our prayers.
Anyways, it's about time for me to be hitting the ol'dusty trail.  I look forward to next week, and I love you all,
P.S. In regard to the "Polar Bear Club" video, names shall be withheld to protect the innocent :)

Our apartment living room

Our apartment kitchen