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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I was reading in preach my gospel in obedience where it says it is the First law of the Heavens.....then I read in D and C where it says if we want to build Zion we must abide by the Laws of the Celestial Kingdom..... I can testify that obedience is the key to happiness and success.... we cannot build Zion if we do not live by the FIRST LAW of the heavens. As a missionary we have standards a little bit higher then normal..... we can't be out past 9:30 at night we can't hug boys or watch movies or listen to music or call our mom.....and some of these things that are so innocent and harmless and we might not understand why we obey a certain rule..... but I have seen the blessings of obedience, it is something I didn't really have before my mission.... But I have learned that it is the path to freedom....and if we realllly love our God we will obey his commandments with exactness as much as we can and we will have a DESIRE and enjoy obeying him, because we know he knows the reason and we trust that we will have happiness and we will be protected from harm. I have learned that I love obeying, although there are so many around us who think it is dumb and silly. I know I am responsible before God in the last day....and everyday. In those moments when you decide to disobey to not offend a friend or family member.... Think about who is more important to obey and not to offend and that is our Heavenly Father. Dont fear man, love God and do his will and you will be lifted up in the last day with a Father so happy that you trusted in His judgement more than mans. This week was hard but I learned alot....I'm so grateful for my parents and how they raised me, with morals and understanding that there is always a law, and we have to learn to have structure in your lives... gracias por todo su amor y paciencia con migo. hermana waddell

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This week has been happy...Ive noticed I have changed.. ALOT!!! We are trying to find more families.... the work of the lord functions a lot better when we can invite people as a family. That is the perfect idea that sometimes is so hard..... These past couple weeks have been miraculous with the baptism of the Echavarria family.... and this sunday something happened so beautiful.....Hermano Othun (the dad) and his son Sabastian were going to recieve the priesthood....but things happened and it was a fight and contention out of no where started to rise and mis comunications and everything.....my companion and I had a feeling so strong to leave our class and go talk to them and help everything..... after a great talk with the bishop and everyone coming to understanding on the issues that were passing us.....we found a happiness in our hearts so strong.....and Hermano Othon was able to recieve the priesthood and will ordain his son next week......the temptations and the random trials that are popping up with them and us ever since the week before their baptism are so obviously from the god of all evil.....But we have had such comfort together with this family to work together with that eternal goal.....This family has changed me so much.....they are leaders and followers of christ.... Yes we will have trials and sadness in our lives but if we stick to the gospel we can also have joy and happiness in the midst of all of our challenges of life..... when we understand what it really means to have happiness and joy, that it is not something that we have for just a moment.....it is not a fun rebelious night out with the friends....it is not a great popular movie or a new car or all of these things that might bring us temporal enjoyment.....it is a hope for something greater a knowledge that our Heavenly Father is aware of us and we are here for a purpose and we will one day rest with Him and his son Jesus Christ and our Families for all time and Eternity..... I am so happy....we need to be Happy....we need to smile and lift each other up..... Be a contagious SMILE not a contagious frown.... Im so blessed to be here in mexico....there have been miracles everyday....and I know it will continue.... Thanks for your love and prayers I feel them in my heart everyday motivating me to keep going forward creating my destiny....con mucho mucho amor Hermana Waddell
the only baptism group photo we took..sad.
my mexican self....and our little pretty set up for the baptism..... the 7 miracles!!! 



 

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