Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6th, 2017

Hello everybody,

This week was pretty sweet. 3 days in the house with nothing to do was pretty terrible I'm not going to lie. We literally didn't do anything the whole time but read and sleep. They did let us watch the Saratov Approach so that was good but it was still really boring. After that on Wednesday we got cambios. I'm staying here in Valle Sanchez but i have another new comp. Elder Vilca from Peru haha. There are a lot of peruvians here. Hes pretty chill, he has 8 months in the mission. He doesn't really talk much but hes still pretty cool.

The baptism was awesome, there was a lot of people there and everything went well. Unfortunately my camera died and I didn't take photos with my camera, but ill ask my comp to send them to me, hopefully you'll see them today. Its pretty awesome because yesterday they ordained him as a deacon, and next week is Branch Conference and the Branch Presidente assigned him to pass the sacrament, so hes pretty excited. Other than that this week we just tried to find the people we were teaching before, with the whole Carnaval thing we couldn't really communicate with most of the people, but we were able to get some good lessons in this week

I was reading a talk by Elder Ucthdorf this week that i love. He talks about hope.
"Hope is a gift of the Spirit. It is a hope that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the power of His Resurrection, we shall be raised unto life eternal and this because of our faith in the Savior. This kind of hope is both a principle of promise as well as a commandment, and, as with all commandments, we have the responsibility to make it an active part of our lives and overcome the temptation to lose hope."

I really like at the end how it says that losing hope is a Temptation, if we lose hope we cant really have faith, like it says "that we will be raised unto life eternal" That is really the greatest hope we have, that through Jesus Christ we can live with him again, that is what pushes us to do what is right and to always remember him. That's my little message for today.

Have a good week
Love Elder Crisp

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