Friday, November 7, 2014

So The Goal is to Finish the Lost Thoughts

Week Forty!

(Sorry that everything that is a reference is in Spanish but you can find the translations, I don’t have them in English)

This Week I would like to finish all of the things that I meant to write last week, before Oasis cut me off.  I would like to start off with almost all of the scriptures say that we need patient.  But I found one scripture in James chapter 5 the 11th verse says: He aquí, tenemos por bienaventurados a los que sufren. Habéis oído de la paciencia de Job, y habéis visto la finalidad del Señor, porque el Señor es muy misericordioso y compasivo.  [Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.]

So I was like, apparently I need to study Job and other prophets to know exactly what patience is because in my head it was always just being happy in everything.  But I read through Job quickly and he was down, he shaved his head, he laid in a pile of dirt, He was not a happy camper the whole time.  But the things that stood out is that he did not murmur in those times, and he always went back to praise god through all of it.

Find the reasons to be grateful in these times as taught by Dieter F. Uchtdorf when he said "Permítanme proponer que consideremos la gratitud como una disposición, un modo de vida que es independiente de nuestra situación actual. En otras palabras, lo que quiero decir es que en vez de estar “agradecidos por cosas”, nos concentremos en estar “agradecidos en nuestras circunstancias”, cualesquiera que sean" [Let me suggest that we consider gratitude as a disposition, a way of life that is independent of our current situation. In other words, what I mean is that instead of being “thankful for things," we focus on being “thankful in our circumstances,"]

And in this talk President Uchtdorf also did the same thing that taught Santiago.  Showing that really we should be looking to the prophets as our example of patience.  " la decisión es nuestra; podemos decidir limitar nuestra gratitud, basándonos en las bendiciones que pensamos que nos faltan, o podemos decidir ser como Nefi,..Podemos escoger ser como Job...Podemos escoger ser como los pioneros mormones...Podemos escoger ser como el profeta José Smith Podemos escoger ser agradecidos, pase lo que pase."[The choice is ours; we can decide to limit our gratitude, based on the blessings that we think we need, or we can choose to be like Nephi …We can choose to be like Job ... We can choose to be like the Mormon pioneers ... We can choose to be like the Prophet Joseph Smith.  We can choose to be grateful, no matter what.]

So we should use this opportunity that we have to choose to be grateful and use our patience to the fullest. Yes you can be stressed and sad, but don’t murmur. As President Uchtdorf continued in his talk this last April when he said "El ser agradecido en tiempos de aflicción no significa que estamos complacidos con nuestras circunstancias; lo que sí significa es que mediante los ojos de la fe podemos ver más allá de nuestras dificultades actuales...El ser agradecidos en nuestras circunstancias es un acto de fe en Dios que requiere que confiemos en Él y que tengamos esperanza en cosas que no se ven pero que son verdaderas"  [Being grateful in times of distress does not mean that we are pleased with our circumstances; What it does mean is that through the eyes of faith can see beyond our current difficulties ... Being grateful to be in our circumstances is an act of faith in God that requires us to trust in Him and have hope in things not seen but are true.]
Luzmila turned 70

  Don’t lose your faith because you are passing through a hard time. My best friend Elder Lovin said it perfectly when he said "Also the other thing. People always forget that Heavenly Father loves us, it makes me wonder when they think he’s mad at us. He sent His Son to give His life for us. He didn't send His Son to condemn us.  I fail daily, yet Jesus still came to earth so that we can become clean.
I was Hna Brigman for Halloween

I’m not perfect. I’m rude.  I’m immature.  I don’t care about others all the time and I’m not a perfect person, yet Heavenly Father still sent His Son here so we could all be able to live with him again. That doesn't sound like an Angry God to me. That sounds like a God who loves us and wants us all to be happy."

And we can see this also in the life of Job. Yes God allowed all of this to pass to him so that he could grow, and not only did he grow spiritually, He received more than double of what he had before as blessings from God.

So we know that when this time comes, if we "sufrid con paciencia vuestras aflicciones, y os daré el éxito." [Bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give success.] Because The Lord loves us with every fiber of his being. 
Don't feed strange animals

And I love you!
Hermana Peters

Yes I’m still in Mantaro
The work is working

The District: Elder Quispe, Hna Pfister, Hna Collanque, 
ME!, Elder Condori, and Hna Gonzalez.
and Hna Pfister knows more than I did when I started, but still needs help.

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