Finally!! Ha we´ve been coming from a long day of traveling and a lot of just businessy type work. Elder Mines had to do some paper work for his visa so that meant us leaving for The Capital at 7 o´clock this morning! :) I´m pretty tired... haha, but so glad to be able to hear from you guys and talk to ya´ll! It was a great time in the Capital and some crazy city sites that I´ve never seen before, Highland Utah and a Nations Capital are a little bit different! I was all eyes for the first little bit as we tried to find our way to the building that we needed to get to! Por suerte we were able to get everything done without any problems and with spare time to find a Burrito restaurant! :) First type of "Mexican" food that I´ve had in a year! So delicious! In the photos I sent we also were able to meet up with several other missionaries that were doing the same thing at the "Buenos Aires Monument." Shoot.. I can´t remember what it´s called but it was a sweet... pilar!
Elder Jolley with some of the other missionaries at the Capital
I don´t want you guys to think that I´m sad or negative right now about our situation. It is something I´ve never been through before, but each of us have that blessing in our life! I love how Elder Holland put it, "we cannot expect to come to true discipleship without walking through our own little part of the Garden of Gethsemane." All of life's trials are so that we can come to know the "True and Living God!" :) What a blessing! I think each of us have a special need to seek and know the Will of our Father in Heaven more in our lives, it is the most important thing that we can do in order to continue forward in our progression!
Well we gotta run! We are a little behind and we gotta get to a cita! Favorite scripture for the day: Mosiah 24:12-16
12 And Alma and his people did not raise their voices to the Lord their God, but did pour out their hearts to him; and he did know the thoughts of their hearts.
13 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came to them in their afflictions, saying: Lift up your heads and be of good comfort, for I know of the covenant which ye have made unto me; and I will covenant with my people and deliver them out of bondage.
14 And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.
15 And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord.
16 And it came to pass that so great was their faith and their patience that the voice of the Lord came unto them again, saying: Be of good comfort, for on the morrow I will deliver you out of bondage.
Jesus Christ is at the head of His work and does guide each of us, personally, as we dedicate ourselves to greater trust, patience, and fervent prayer! This week will be a great week! :)
I love ya guys! :)
Elder Jolley and Elder Mines