Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I don’t really remember what I wrote last week but the Family Villar well we again have a date for them to get baptized. The father has to quit smoking but he’s really determined and they’re all really excited to get baptized. It’s really weird we have to teach them so much in so little time. The thing is they’re never home together so it was really hard to get citas (appointments) with them. We’re going to be reviewing stuff the day of the baptism with them. There is also another girl named Stephania that goes to another church that uses a lot of psychological stuff with a little bit of God mixed in to make people feel good. They’re really big around here but she asked, “Why do I feel good there but also I feel really good when I read the Book of Mormon?” I just said that it’s because they do have a God and other good things that help people but they don’t have it all and because you know that the Book of Mormon is true that means that they can’t have it all and that the happiness you feel when you’re there can’t last forever. It’s so true. There are people out that do a lot of good but it won’t bring eternal happiness. Only the authority of God given to man and our effort to do the best will bring the mercy of God into our lives completely. I know that’s true without a doubt because the Book of Mormon is the word of God that’s what it all comes down to; your testimony of that book.

Thanks for everything!

Elder Sands