Hey everybody!!! How is everything going??
So I am soooooo sorry to hear about everything that is going on back at home right now, those are some extremely difficult situations to deal with, but thankfully we have the happiness and influence of the gospel in our lives to help us through these things that we go through!!! But we need to remember that everything we go through is for a reason, and that God has a plan for every single one of us!
I think this quote will help a little bit:
¨God has saved for the final inning some of his strongest and most valiant children...make no mistake about it-you are a marked generation. There has never been more expected of the faithful in such a short period of time than there is of us...the final outcome is certain-the forces of righteousness will finally win. But what remains to be seen is where each of us personally, now and in the future will stand in this battle-and how tall we will stand. Will we be true to our foreordained mission? ¨
President Ezra Taft Benson
I hope that quote helps, I found it during my personal study the other day and I loved it!! We all have a foreordained mission in life, and everyone is different. But in one aspect we are the same, we are all sons and daughters of god, and each of our plans was created by god. As we rely in the lord he will help us to feel comfort and overcome the things we are going through. But I know that as we remain faithful and prayerful we can know the will of the lord for our lives.
So I have not received my package yet, but I think I will tomorrow en la reunion de cambios (at the change meeting). And don’t worry I don’t have a change yet. But my district leader told me today that for the next change he is going to recommend me to be a trainer, so we will see what happens, who knows, maybe in 6 weeks I could be a trainer!
So yesterday we had 7 investigators in sacrament!!!!!! Plus my convert received the Aaronic Priesthood!!! How cool is that!!!
Also on Saturday my investigator Flabio was baptized so now in total I have 5 baptisms in the mission so far!!
So I am not really sure what else to talk about! This week was good, we have some really good logros (achievements), and we have 15 new investigators, so we are working with them now! I hope that at least some of them can progress! We found this one lady and taught her the restoration, and the spirit was absolutely incredible!!! She told us that she is going to pray and if she receives and answer that this is right, then she is going to get baptized. Also we committed a 9 year old to baptism for the 30th of March, we are activating her family right now and they are so cool!!! I am sorry that this email isn’t very long or informative, but I felt the need to write some other people to, so I did that,
But how are things going in the family? I hope everything is good. I can´t believe how close Ashley is getting to having her baby!!!
So this week I have been watching youth videos, and I have felt like crap, I realized that as youth there is so much you can do in the church! The youth are so important!!! Mom and dad, I am sorry that I wasn’t the best son, and that church wasn´t always my favorite thing. I wish now that I had been better, but I promise that I am going to work so hard on my mission and after to make up for that!!! I realize now how much of an influence the church has in our lives as youth! And I want to be the best person I can be to live up to our Heavenly Fathers standards!
I want to share my testimony with all of you.
I know that we are in the truth. This church has been restored by Joseph Smith, and he suffered much to restore it for us!!! I know that missions are so important in our lives, and that we can bring others unto Christ through the mission!!! I know that families are eternal, and that I can live with my family for time and all eternity because of the temple ordinances that we have made!! I am so grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ, and I know that he lives!!! We need to walk in the light of our Savior and we will understand what things we need to accomplish in our lives. I love you all so much, and I am so grateful for all of your love and support!! Remain faithful and prayerful, and the lord will bless you because he loves us!
LOVE ELDER GOASLIND!
PS give all my love to the Nielsen family and the Gilbert family please!! They are in my prayers!