Monday, April 2, 2012
Lessons from April General Conference and the Cake
Elder Sawyer and Elder Villalba
Thank you for the packages I can't wait to get them!!! I am happy that you got my letter and pics I will do better with sending you guys handwritten letter! Well I will answer your questions first so I don't forget. We don't see llamas all that often. Elder Villalba is 21 and turns 22 on the 13 of July. I think he has 6 in his family. He and his family were baptized in Paraguay like 5 years ago. All of his family got baptized except his older brother who doesn't live with them. He is awesome! He turned a year on Friday. Wow!!! I cant believe we have been together for six months now. That is nuts! You should send him a package from "dear elder" that would make his day!!!! haha
Well thankfully we got to listen to conference in English! It was sooo awesome! And I can't believe that its over for another 6 months! I am so glad that you all got to go! That must have been a really good experience! I liked it all it was a little scary when Elder Holland ended his talk with "We can all repent while the Master of the vineyard says there is still time but "its getting late"! That was crazy! They talked a lot about fathers and how they need to lead the family. I really liked a talk by one of the counselors in the primary presidency. She told a story about a mom and her kids weren't getting along and so she asked her little girl if she wanted to pray and ask Heavenly Father for help. And she didn't want to but the mom taught her about prayer. The little girl prayed and after she started to cry. The mom asked why are you crying. The little girl said she didn't know why. The mom taught her that it was the Holy Ghost. I really like that story. I hope that when I have kids my wife and I can teach our kids good things like that. haha.
There was a great talk from Dieter F. Uchtdorf about perdon(forgiveness) and it was really cool because an inactive family was at that session. Well they have been going to church for the past 4 Sundays. So I don't think they are in active anymore, but the mom is having problems with forgiving people and stuff like that. That talk was perfect for her, and after we talked to them and she said that she really liked that talk. We almost had a bad experience with our bishop on Sunday.
This week we worked with Ricardo 2 days. It was really cool! He worked with us all of the afternoon it was awesome! He told us he wants to go on a mission! AND so in a year and a half he can go on a mission. It was awesome! He really helped us in a couple of lessons with his testimony! We taught a lesson to a girl that is 20. Her name is Yadi( pronounced Jadi) and we have been teaching her for about a month and a half. Her doubt has always been the Libro de Mormon. We went to her house and Ricardo, if youi didn't know him he looks a little rough around the edges, she said he didn't look like he was baptized. She asked why he got baptized. He said he found peace in the church and he knew it was true and that he wants to be a missionary and so that kind of left her quiet. We shared with her a bunch of scriptures in the Book of Mormon about Christ. We asked her if she thought that this book helped her get closer to Him. She said yes and at the end she told us that the first time we came we used an example that the Libro de Mormon was like a cake and that we only need to try it to see if it is good and she said she likes the cake and that it is really good( the book of Mormon). It was really cool she accepted a baptismal date for the 14 of April.
We had a great week! I love you allll soooooo much!!!