Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Semana 3 en Parque Subercaseaux

"This Friday Katy and Erick are getting married and Saturday Katy will get baptized, but I don´t think I will be able to go. I will ask Elder Becerra to take pics for me.

"And a nice short story of how our week went: One of our investigators, Maria Eugenia, has a baptism date set for February 14th. Her son, Sebastian, is 19 years old and was baptized about a year and a half ago. Seba never got the priesthood because he has one of those expanding earrings in his ear, and we have talked to him countless times about the importance of taking it out to be able to have the priesthood, but he never wanted to. Yesterday after sacrament meeting, he told Elder Noguera and I to go outside with him, and he took off his earing and threw it over the fence! He told us "I need to receive the priesthood, I want to be a missionary." He said that while he was sitting in the sacrament meeting, he saw a vision of himself serving a mission, and he didn´t have his earing, and in that moment he knew how dumb he was being letting his earing stop him from all of the blessings he can receive. We are going to work with him these next few weeks and try to prepare him to be ordained a priest and he might be able to baptize his mom on the 14th!

"One of the lessons elder noguera and I have been sharing this week is about being a true disciple of Jesus Christ. We talked about the young rich man who asks Jesus what he needs to do to be saved, and he says keep the commandments, and the rich man says he has done that since his youth, then Jesus tells him to sell all he has, give it to the poor, and follow him, and the young man leaves because he doesn´t want to do that. This man was a disciple of Jesus Christ, but only up to a certain point. If we are true followers of Christ, there are no "buts" and he can never ask too much of us. (See mark 19:16 i think that is where it is)."

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