Monday, May 15, 2017
¡Felíz Día de Las Madres!
Happy late Mother's Day to all the moms out there, especially mine! I love you so much, Mom. It was so good to skype the whole Fam for a little bit yesterday. Mothers in all parts of the world are amazing. They do so much and love unconditionally. I know that missionary work isn't easy, but I'm convinced that being a Mother is the hardest calling out there. Heavenly Father loves and blesses all mothers.
Ocotito has been so sweet these couple weeks. We're a lot more productive throughout each day going from lesson to lesson to lesson and we're about to start seeing the fruits of our labors.
In other news, Maria, Rosa, and Lorena Hernández were baptized and confirmed this weekend in Jamiltepec by my trainee, Elder Tilley, and his new companion just as planned! I'll forward the pic.
Saturday, I finished the Book of Mormon for the first time in spanish. What caught my attention this time around is the importance of prophets. God always has and always will call a man to be his mouthpiece on the earth. And we can always know that we are taking the right path when we listen to and follow the prophet. Anytime the people in the Book of Mormon prospered in the land, it was because they listened to the prophets. Anytime they fell, it was because they rejected the words of the prophets. This is applicable for us today. We have a living prophet in Thomas S. Monson. We must heed to his counsel to be guided through a world full of iniquity. Joseph Smith also was a prophet of God. Through him, Jesus Christ restored His Church. There's no doubt in my mind that this is that Church. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary in the México Cuernavaca Mission and to share this truth.