Tuesday, November 29, 2016

50th Week Out, Montecarlo - Week 2, "It's a Hard Area"

Its really hard to work here in Montecarlo! Lets just say, the members `fight with each other` in a way. And we haven't gotten into a single house the entire time I have been here! Well we have gotten into houses, but they are investigators the old Elders left us. We have contacted every day for hours, and we haven't entered into a single house! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I DONT LIKE THAT? I don't like that... It sometimes feels like you aren't doing anything (What all the missionaries say)

My companion Elder Ayala has even cried. The poor kid doesnt feel like he is doing ANYTHING. He is having trouble with his spanish, and he feels really bad.

I told him this> As a missionary, anything that you do, is perfect. It is suppose to happen like it happens. You will never do anything wrong, or do anything that isnt helpful to the work we do. As long as you are keeping all the rules.

I firmly believe, that God chooses us young men specifically to serve in specific areas of his vineyard. I would even testify that anything a missionary does is perfect. God wanted that to happen. He knows exactly what will happen. And that statement stands as long as the missionary is being obedient to the rules, and commandments given to him.

We are set apart from the world. From temptation, from our old life. We are completely sanctified to this work out here. AS LONG AS WE KEEP THE RULES!

Honestly, training is fun! I love to see Elder Ayala trying to contact, but having no idea what he is doing. And he makes it SUPER awkward for each person he contacts! But I believe God wanted that for those people.

There are no imperfections in Gods plans. He knows what you will do, and why you will do it. And if you keep the rules and follow the commandments, what in the world could you be doing wrong?

Maybe being lazy, or inefficient. But those are part of the rules no? So final conclusion would be that obedience is everything.

Jesus Christ was so perfectly obedient. To the point where God would have let him do ANYTHING, even Satan was allowed to directly tempt him. But God put so much trust into that man because he knew that he would obey Him in any moment. Therefore he was chosen to be our Saviour and Redeemer. No one else could have done it.

But YEA! THat was a lot of blah blah. Just what is happening currently.

Like everyone we contact says the same thing> IM CATHOLIC, or I am from a different religion and we dont want to MIX so you see? You cant come into my home and share a message about Jesus Christ because we already know Him. We are practicing memebers of OUR church. So have a great day! Bye!

Then other people say, there is no reason I should listen to you. We are just going to fight (`the spirit of contention is not of me`) Everything is fine here, we are following God. So Im working right now, go find someone who doesnt have Jesus. Bye!

 20 For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of thechildren of men, and stir them up to anger against thatwhich is good.
 21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away intocarnal securitythat they will say: All is well in Zion; yea,Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateththeir souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
 22 And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth themthere is no helland he saith unto them: am no devil, forthere is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, untilhe grasps them with his awful chainsfrom whence thereis no deliverance.
 23 Yea, they are grasped with death, and hell; and death,anhell, and the devil, and all that have been seizedtherewitmust stand before the throne of God, and bejudged accordinto their works, from whence they mustgo into the place prepared for them, even lake of fire andbrimstone, which is endless torment.
 24 Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!
 25 Wo be unto him that criethAll is well!
 26 Yea, wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the preceptsof men, and denieth the power of God, and the gift of theHoly Ghost!
 27 Yea, wo be unto him

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