Monday, March 11, 2013

Hi Family!

Ah, how good to be writing you all! Thanks for your emails and thanks for your love... Thinking of you all and having in mind what we value has been a strength that I can´t explain. Kendyl, congrats on your championship!! :) 1 down, tons to go! Haha and Skyler.. ;) good! I loved seeing the house, I think I remember seeing that back when I ran around the neighborhood. I like it! :) The grass.. make sure you get some good fertilizer down this month!

Well it´s been a funny week, I´m exhausted! Right now in the mission we are improving our Faith in order to receive miracles in our lives, so wanting to help our zone get the idea we put the goal with our District Leaders that every area would be have an exchange and be focused on how we´ll be more sanctified and what miracles we´re looking for. I had some incredible experiences and we´re hoping to have great results come from it. I really love the story of the Brother of Jared, how hard he worked to complete a commandment of the Lord. What is even more impressive is his surety that he had qualified for the Lord's blessings:

2 O Lord, thou hast said that we must be encompassed about by the floods. Now behold, O Lord, and do not be angry with thy servant because of his weakness before thee; for we know that thou art holy and dwellest in the heavens, and that we are unworthy before thee; because of the fall our natures have become evil continually; nevertheless, O Lord, thou hast given us a commandment that we must call upon thee, that from thee we may receive according to our desires.

3 Behold, O Lord, thou hast smitten us because of our iniquity, and hast driven us forth, and for these many years we have been in the wilderness; nevertheless, thou hast been merciful unto us. O Lord, look upon me in pity, and turn away thine anger from this thy people, and suffer not that they shall go forth across this raging deep in darkness; but behold these things which I have molten out of the rock.

4 And I know, O Lord, that thou hast all power, and can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man; therefore touch these stones, O Lord, with thy finger, and prepare them that they may shine forth in darkness; and they shall shine forth unto us in the vessels which we have prepared, that we may have light while we shall cross the sea.

5 Behold, O Lord, thou canst do this. We know that thou art able to show forth great power, which looks small unto the understanding of men.

That's the idea, that we all can do our part and humbly go before the Lord with the surety that He will "touch" our understanding and show us how to do as He has asked.

Unfortunately I´ll only be able to hear the results. On Saturday we got a call from Presidente Stapley and got our transfers. I have left Villa Elvira. :( I´m now in an area called Bosques in a city called Florencio Varela. My new companion is from Uruguay, a capo named Elder Lopez! He has one transfer left and is working hard. When I came here he was telling me about all the work that they´ve done and all they hope to keep accomplishing. Saying goodbye yesterday to investigators and members was weird. It was a total flash back to Fiorito! I think I felt the same and right now I look forward to working very hard to get to know the area, members and keep the work going here. I live in a 4 man apartment again, it´s a nice place! Bosques is a LOT different than La Plata, it reminds me more of Longchamps- a little bit more open, lots of trees and it's a little bit of a poorer area. The people are very nice, today I´ve been saying hi to everyone and ya get a warm hello in return. I am totally lost right now as far as direction goes, but that´ll change. We live pretty close to the train station and I think the church too?, so that´ll be convenient. I´m excited to get to know the place and especially the members.

Well, short on time. Gotta get going, but want you to know that I love profundamente al Señor y se que Él nos ama. Al ir a la Iglesia nosotros somos alimentados por al resto de la semana. Llegué a querer y comprender aun mas la Capilla esta semana. Las cosas que aprendimos fueron las cosas que yo esperaba. I know that our Heavenly Father restored His church and the fulness of His Gospel to help us find our way in life. All my love!

Elder Jolley

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