Tuesday, September 1, 2015


the pictures of me eating aguaje ( everyones favorite fruit down here) 

Simply put we do good things because we love God.  Following Him refines us, perfects us, changes us.  But only through His grace is this process of refinment possible.  I love the grace of God.  Its my favorite topic.    This week i learned a big lesson .  People have their agency.  Ive been teaching a man and his wife for about 3 months now.  Hes very intelegent says hes very catholic but doesnt believe much in the catholic doctrine.  Before we visited them for the last time she mentioned that all churches are good and we all worship the same God.  Which is true.  I shared with them a story in the bible that shows a more excellent way.  Or a more exact path that leads to Christ and helped them to understand that yes it is very good that other churches talk and preach of Jesus Christ.  i told them the FULNESS of his doctrine and authority exists in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I then shared with them a few things about eternal families because they had a kid who receintly passed away at 14 years old.  I testified with every bit of strength i had that they needed to get married and form an eternal family here on the earth.  That the authority that peter received from Christ to bind things on earth and in the heavens exists and funcions in the Church of Jesus Christ.  She wanted to get married and keep investigating but the man said it was enough. That he likes the way he is and will not change.  It hurt to be rejected like that.  But i truly felt like i did my part in giving him the opportunity to accept the gospel.  I pray he will receive another chance one day.   I love you so much.  You and Dad are unreal.  I love discovering how good you guys really are as i study more and more of the gospel.  I could not have asked for a better family.  I love you mom
Elder Smith

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