Monday, November 14, 2016

11/14/16 Double Your Faith and Move Ahead:)

Hola Todos,

I hope that all is going well in your lives and that you have all been able to find some down time to read the Book of Mormon. As I mentioned last week I finished the Book of Mormon again. The beautiful feeling of the holy ghost once again testified to me the truthfulness of the book. I am grateful to be a missionary and feel the spirit so often. Sometimes I forget how important it is to calm down and just try to feel the love that Christ has offered us.

This week was one that I hope I never have to relive. Yes we had some wonderful times but I was sick all week and continue to battle something I never have felt before. I hopefully will be able to find out what is going on tomorrow when I go to the doctor again for a few tests.

So with the sickness I spent a lot of my time in the pension tired and sleeping. The nice thing was I got to read and listen to pretty music a lot, but I prefer teaching and talking with people.

I would say the highlight of the week was just seeing Claudio continue to grow in the church. He is an example of faith and determination. We are working on talking to his wife more and she said that she would come to church this next Sunday so pray for her she needs it. 

Okay so I have recieved a few questions and will answer them now...
Yes I have a warm shower. We get lunch everyday but pdays from the ward. The faith they have is huge because there are 10 missionaries in my ward right now. I do have a warm shower its beautiful. we have been able to buy more fruit and such so thats nice. we make breakfast every day and have mastered the omlet technique;) yes we eat a lot so dont worry about starvation. when we make lunch or dinner its something with noodles and sauce because its cheap and easy!!:)and we eat out sometimes but not often because we are not made of money;) 

Well I believe thats all i got for this week, but I know Im here for a reason. I know things I teach everyday are true and thats why I teach them. Just as I know 2 plus 2 is 4 I know God lives and His son Jesus Christ suffered for me and knows how I feel right now. I know He knows how you feel and as you plead for help He will give it to you. Double your faith and move ahead as good ole Bishop Price always told me. I know it works! Les Quiero:) 

Con Amor,

Elder Saunders
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See it. Feel it. Trust it.









Thursday, November 10, 2016

11/7/16 El Libro de Mormon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hola Todos,

I hope that all is going well in your neck of the woods and that you have had a chance to pause and reflect on all the beauties of the world. This week was a good one with a few ups and downs being sick again hasnt help my spirits but life goes on as you all know. A few highlights we had zone meeting, Claudio received the priesthood, i found out that one of my investigators parents are members, and we are planning a very pretty Christmas month by doing special things each week as a mission in November. 

Yes even though I am in Argentina I did here that the Cubs won the world series and i through a tiny party by myself because my companions dont appreciate the importance of what happened. Haha we are also enjoying our newer and bigger house and it does feel like a mini America which is nice after long days.

I dont have a lot that was super cool this week, pretty normal stuff happened. However I have been thinking a lot about the Book of Mormon. This week in the mission is "Book of Mormon" week. As well I am only five pages away from finishing the book again. These two things bring me to think a lot of the importance of the book. Many people sacrificed their lives and a lot of time for the making of this book and sometimes I think we take it for granted. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. It contains everything we need. As we read it and study it we can feel the power it has and it can draw others to it. I invite all of you to put a bit of extra strength in reading the Book of Mormon. I know that as you do your life we get better and others that are around you will feel your spirit or more than your spirit the spirit of Christ that comes from the book. Its true I have seen it in my mission and I know that the book will NEVER fail.

The mission is not easy and sometimes us missionaries wonder why we are here. We dont see or know all we do. We lack the faith sometimes to realise the miracles that come form our service. Stress and the small things like numbers or the schedule or the rules or a president and other leaders watching all you do cover the small simple miracles that pass daily. Its a lot like life and we forget that. I know that as we slow down and try to find the small simple things life looks and seems easier. I received a letter today that helped me realise this. Thanks for the support and prayers you all send my way. I can feel them and now that Heavenly Father answers every prayer. I love you all and pray that all will be well. Les Quiero!

Elder Saunders      

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See it. Feel it. Trust it.

Friday, November 4, 2016

11/4/16 Elder Saunders dabbing for Logan

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10/31/16 New Pension and Im Happy:)

Hola Todos,

Well this last week was a good one with lots of fun activities. We recieved the news that we finally get to change pensions and are going to start moving everything today. My new pension is clean, and looks modern inside. I am really excited to be able to move and live in a kinda mini America;) haha It will be nice to have just a little more comfort when we get back home from working all day. We also have started a missionary choir and because my voice is basically the best in the world we joined... or maybe because my comp sings like an angel and I have to be with him at all times but hey i enjoy it too!:) We will be singing in a conference in the about a month. 

My week went pretty normal besides the whole moving pensions thing. We are working with a few really fun people and they are progressing well. I think I have written about Norma before but she is doing really well and is putting a habit to read the Book of Mormon in her life. She is searching for what she told us is a for sure answer and she is doing the best thing to find it. I cant wait until she can find it. We also have two more investigators who want to be baptized but arent married to their "girl or boyfriend" they basically are married and have kids just didnt get married before. So I get to play cupid and try to throw a few weddings this month. Wish me luck!:) 

We also have been talking with Claudio about recieving the priesthood. He has his interview this Thursday and he is more the ready to take this step. Last night we ate dinner with him and he made us Lasagna. It was amazing and he just loves the missionaries and church. It is always fun to spend time with him as I know I want always have this blessing of being so close to him. 

I want to close by sharing that I know that this church is true. This statement is said a lot in our church. In this moment I can without a doubt say yes I know its true and that anyone can know it too. The moment we start looking, that moment God starts sending answers. Small beautiful answers. We have to pay attention and look with spiritual desires. We have to show we really want to learn and feel. We have to have the faith to know it can come. I know that we can feel close to our Heavenly Father through prayer as we talk to Him and as we listen to Him as well. I have been working on listening better as I know we must listen after we ask. I love my mission and hope all of you know that Im here because its all true and nothing more or less. Its true and I love sharing it. Les quiero muchísimo:)


Con Amor,

Elder Saunders    

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See it. Feel it. Trust it.