We have been working with a family, the familiy Ajanel, that the parents were baptized like 3 years ago and the daughters are recent converts. They are so awesome! But they still havent been to the temple to be sealed. They have their problems as a family and in the beginning when we were talking about going to the temple they were like.. no. But yesterday we were teaching them and they Hermano Ajanel said that he had been looking up things about the temple on mormon.org. Like videos and stuff. And as a branch they have a temple trip in september. We challenged them to prepare to go to the temple on that date and they said that they were going to prepare. And they were excited! It was such a happy thing to hear and see that they are going to prepare and are excited to do it now. We are going to keep working with them.
I gave a talk on Sunday about the family. I talked mostly about The Family a proclamation to the world. As I read it I was so happy to talk about it. Read the proclamation as a family. Read it and study it and see what you can do to better your family. I love the paragraph 7. We have to build our home and family on the gospel of Jesus Christ. If we do that we are going to be happy, individually and as a family! As I talked I was overwhelmed with gratitude and love for my own family and my parents. For all that they have taught me and continue to teach me! I know that families are eternal. That if we live correctly in this life, we will live with our families forever. We have to love and support our families. We have to help them understand the importance of the gospel and help them live it as well so that they can be happy in this life and so that we can be with them forever. That is one reason we have families. To love and support one another in the journey back to our Heavenly Father! There are so many things in the world destroying families. I have seen so much of this on my mission. We have to protect and defend our families. They are central in the plan of God. A lot of missionaries say that the goal is baptism... but really the goal should always be the temple. Sealing families together forever. And then helping them and supporting them to live their covenants.
I love you all so much and hope you have a good week!!
riding in the flete.
Lake with the Volcano
bridge that is pretty sketchy. The next day we passed by here the bridge was not there... hahahaha. it all fell apart or something.
houses in the river. They dont have to pay to build their houses in the river...
In an Aldea
volcano in Santiago Atitlan and un chucho
at the lake Atitlan
from our roof.