Monday, May 19, 2014

They finally found Mario!

Good to hear from Elder McAlister today! He had a busy p-day, so that is why we received his email so late in the day, and he had little time to write. I understand how easy it is to lose track of time playing basketball.

Sounds like things are going well with their current investigators and having luck finding some new ones. He gives great advice about reading and studying the Book of Mormon.


Hey everyone,

It’s great to hear from everyone and sound like the weather is a lot different than here! It’s getting cold, windy and rainy! I was able to buy myself a rain coat so I am super happy now! Sound like Sabrina just keeps on growing and looks like the front of the house will look different when i get back. But I’m glad to hear from you guys!

Well it started to rain after church and not before. We had our Stake Conference, so Teresa wasn't able to come to church because we couldn't find her. But thank you guys for praying, it is really helping us. We ended up passing by in the night and she has in really bad pain. It turns out that she was in the hospital and she now has a problem with her back so we gave her a blessing. It turns out that she has been getting a testimony about the Book of Mormon and her friend that's always there is getting a testimony about it too. It was kind of a shock but it was amazing! The thing is her friend is there all the time and he tries to argue with us about the Book of Mormon and then we end up showing him the Book of Mormon and the Bible together are perfect. Now they are starting to see it and it’s awesome. We did end up finding a family this week which was a great blessing and they found work during our lesson, and when that happened they wanted to learn more and they are looking at being future strong members. They just need to get married. Their names are Alejandra and Luis. We did find Mario and he is looking to be baptized this 31 of May, so pray for him right now! Then we are really starting to have the members understand why we need them, so they are starting to help us out! We hope!

We had our Stake Conference this week, and we had a great privilege and we got to have one of the Seventy come to it. Elder Walter Gonzales he spoke to us and it was amazing! He talked so much on the Book of Mormon and how we need to read it, ponder about it, and apply it in our lives and that's when we can understand a lot of the teaching or the gospel of Jesus Christ. He told a story and I loved it and I going to share it with you guys.

"There was a man and when he was a kid, He dreamed of saving or changing the world! But as he grew the world was too big to be saved of changed by one man. When he was a teenager he dreamed of changing his country. But as he grew he realized that his country was too big to be changed. But he learned as a man that when he strengthens his faith and follows the gospel of Jesus Christ he can be an example. With his example he starts to change people around him. When he starts to change people around him, he changes his country! When he changes his country his county changes the world! That should be everyone's goal to be an example and change the world with love and the gospel of Jesus Christ!"

I really liked to story and I think everyone was the same we have all dreamed that but now is the time were we can change things with love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before we can do this, we need to learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is in the Book of Mormon! So I want you guys the read, ponder, pray and apply the teachings of the Book of Mormon in your lives! When we can learn about the teachings of the Book of Mormon we will be blessed, because in D&C 82:10 It says that when we are obedient god has to give us blessings! So Just do it! Read and learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ and be blessed and I know that it is true!

Well, I have no time now, but I do have to tell you we played some basketball today for like 4 hours with two zones and now my legs are dead! I love you and I miss you guys! Have a great week and I love you!!!

Elder McAlister 


I shared this scriptural passage from Mark chapter 10 with Sean this week:

28 ¶Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
This scripture really hit me as to the blessings that Sean is receiving personally for his service as a missionary. It talks about how if you devote your time and effort and energy to the Lords service, you'll not only be blessed immediately but also be blessed in the future, and it also indicates that your family will be blessed as well, and I truly believe we have been as a family too.

No pictures from Chile this, so until the next post have a great week.

No comments:

Post a Comment