Wednesday, July 21, 2010

hey mom and dad
i am still in glória. neither one of us got transfered. the only thing that changed was my companion turned district leader. rough week at home huh? man when it rains it pours. i am sad to hear about aunt danielle. i cant beleive that happened. i wish i could help more. i bet taylor is torn up pretty bad over it too. let him know that i love him and will pray for them tons. is she gonna make it though mom? after everything that you told me happened it's hard to beleive she is alive. how is riley doin? and uncle bruce too? he has had a rough year. i am sad to hear about aunt elaine too. she was such a sweetheart. i just wish i could have known her better. it was a little rough this week here too. remember those three that we baptized in may? well they were really growing in the church and loving it, but then, one of our members decided it was a good idea to talk about things in the temple, that shouldn't be talked about to anybody, to her and she got really confused and the other churches here jumped on her. i really saw those viscous wolves that the bible talks about take hold of her. it was one of the sadest times in my mission to see three moths of growing and loving them just be destroyed by satan. but, my testimony has grown because of it and i am so glad that i know the truth and that no one, no one will take it away from me. in times like this with all that is going on there and here that we sometimes want to ask why. why does this happen to people. but the book of mormon tells us in alma 34, i think, or 32 that God gives us our weaknesses and our trials that we can grow. God knows us personally, we have proof of this when he called joseph by his name, and he knows if we can handle these trials we have in life. he will be there right by our side crying with us, mourning with us. He commanded us to do that so you can be sure that He is leading by example. the only thing i can think to tell you guys there going through this tough time is to stay close to the lord. dont let trials distance you from our God but bring you to a beautiful peaceful state right next to Him in the arms of his love. i bare my testimony to you that this place exists and our father in heaven wants us there to shower us with blessings. he has a promise that he will. we just need to do our part and not be slow to remember the lord in times of trouble. well mom and dad tell everyone i love them. give taylor a big hug for me, that kid means a lot to me. tell aunt danielle to hang in there and to know my prayers will be for her and our family. i love you guy. i will talk to you next week

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