Happy New Year! I still cannot believe that 2016 is over, a year that I will be extremely thankful for, for all eternity. It was a year full of growth, trials, and helped me to know who I want to be the rest of my life! And also the year that went by fastest in my life. Hope you all had a wonderful year 2016 and a happy start to the year 2017 and that all your resolutions can be fulfilled!
Hopefully you all were a little bit more lively than everyone here yesterday .I was walking the streets all day yesterday, and finally everyone started to wake up and come outside at about 8 pm, haha. I don’t remember that at all last year, so it was a little bit of a surprise even to me this year. And well, our sacrament meeting attendance was not the best either, the bishop stood up to give his talk and talked a little bit about the Restoration then said “And our congregation today looks a lot like it did in 1830, about 10 people”, haha. Needless to say it was a pretty tough one yesterday, but sometimes that happens!
This past week was pretty crazy busy with the transfers, and I think we only really worked in our area 3 days. So, a lot of new details about that I don’t really have sadly. We are still working with Alan, who is from Perú and is awesome. It has just been a little tough getting him to church with Christmas and then New Years, as it has been for everyone these past 2 weeks. He is very sincere and wants to come closer to the Lord, but he is having some problems sacrificing time to do so because he works a lot, and he is in the process of building a new house as well. We have also been working with 2 other couples to get them married, and help them to get baptized! I feel like a marriage counselor sometimes haha, but I have realized that the answer is always very simple. Many couples want to be happier, want to have a more loving relationship, want to live more comfortably, and fight less. The answer to these problems are very simple, and really it is the answer to many of life's problems. The only complicated thing is us! But we as missionaries have the same invitation to all who want to improve their quality of life, marriage, and whatever needs they may have – that they can repent and come unto Christ! I love the scripture in Mosiah 2:22
In D&C, we see many promises of those who are obedient, including this one:
|Elder Ayres and Elder Hendricks (from the same MTC district)|
|Elder Ayres (MTC companion)😊|