Im writing this on a Tuesday because we had a leadership counsel meeting over the weekend and we traveled to Comodoro and got back last night. I was able to visit the ward I served in for six months and see my convert Claudio Sedron. He is such an amazing person. He has the priesthood and is the second counselor in the Elders Quorum presidency. The meeting we had as leadership was brutal.First step obedience. Its going to be hard cause we have changed a lot of mission rules and my faith is being tested. Pray is essential in my life right now and honestly I have had feelings like this is like putting my mission papers in again. My last eight months are going to be A LOT different.
We are still fighting the problem of not having water. Its fun but sometimes we have to go without showering to have water to cook and drink and use the toilet. Kinda stinky no?? haha However we have enough water to have a giant baptism night. That means our Amelia can finally be baptized. Time to break the curse of area Union 2!! We are the first elders in over 21 months to baptize in my area. Go Elder Rodriguez and Elder Saunders!!
My second companion and one of my best friends in the mission Elder Petersen is going home in a month and a saw him for the last time in the leadership counsel. It was rough saying bye, but Ill see him in Utah. The hardest is saying bye to the latinos because I dont know if I see them after the mission. Tears were shed as my buddy Elder Petersen was sharing his testimony. I love that guy and we went through a lot in Calafate.
Christ, who really is Jesus Christ? I want you to think about that. I have to too. I have to really dig deep right now into my testimony. Do I really know this church is true? Enough to change my ways that I thought were His ways, but really werent? Do I have enough faith to say im sorry and repent and move closer to Him? Does He really have only one church on this Earth? Are the feelings that I have felt that I thought were the spirit, really the spirit? Did I really make covenants with God or was it all a lie?
There are so many questions going on in my head. I want to answer them all with only a few words. Yes, Chirst lives. He is our Savior. I need Him, and more then ever right now! I know this church is true, and that I have made convenants with our Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ, and I need to stay true to these. If I want to have true success in my mission, TODAY is the day to start the change. Satan is real and tells me to just go home. I WILL not listen, I will stay and I will baptize and change myself. I invite you all to take a self check. In your life, marriage, family, and studies. Are they how your wish? Do they allign up with the commandments of God? Would Christ be happy with who you are? Come unto Christ, and repent. Let us do it together. I know it will help you feel better about yourself and have more happiness in you life!! Les Quiero y se que Dios les ama!
Elder Saunders del fin del mundo.