Hey everyone, how are ya'll doin'!? I hope you're having fun, because I sure did this week! We destroyed stuff and played games all week! Haha before you all think I have just given up on being a missionary or something, let me explain.
So we had service on Tuesday at this nature place, and they gave us two options: trim the fence, or destroy a kiva. I had no idea what they meant by a kiva, but I volunteered to destroy stuff without hesitation! :D It ended up being an Indian-style shelter that had collapsed in a recent storm. So we just go to go to town on this thing, cutting ropes and smashing branches! It was great! :D I didn't have my camera on me, or else I would send pictures, but I'm sure what you're imagining is way cooler than it actually was. Side Note: destroying couches is also very fun!
Me and Elder Ramirez don't feel like we talk to near enough people here, so we decided to start a competition. We made a points system and everything, but basically, if you talk to someone you get a point. So that has been fun! I am currently behind by... A little bit... But I will catch up!!! :D Anyways, we have already found some new people to teach just from that motivation to talk to people, so that is great!
We talked to Alfonzo's dad at the beginning of this week, and he said that HE CAN GET BAPTIZED!!! WOOT! So we set a date for the 15th of April. He came to church this Sunday, and it is looking pretty set. So I am SUPER excited for that! If all goes well, I will even have the honor of baptizing him. When he told me that I could baptize him, Elder Ramirez said my face just lit up like the sun! XD So stoked!!!
Jared is also doing awesome. He didn't come to church this week, unfortunately, but we have been working hard to help him find joy in going to church, even though it might be boring, especially for a 10 year old. It's fun to teach him ^-^ We love him.
"Do you love me?" I have been thinking about that question a bit recently. Do we really love Christ? Do we really KNOW our Savior? There is a talk called the Mortal Christ that I was listening to last night. It basically said that when you truly know the Truth, or the Savior, that will set you free. HE will set you free. But to truly get to know him is not easy. It takes study, yes, but also action and prayer and pondering. But I strive to truly know him and to develop the true character of Christ in myself.
Another thing that talk made me think about: it said that Satan wants us to sin, yes, but that isn't really his main goal. Satan's main goal is to keep us from doing good. If he can stop us from doing good things, he has won. We can't be content with just NOT breaking commandments. We have to do good continually. And the more good we do, the more good we will see in ourselves, and the more joy we will have. I am no longer content with just not doing bad: I strive to become a warrior for the Light.
Well, that is it for this week! I love you all! Go destroy something or play some games or something. Life can be fun and fulfilling at the same time! Bye!