A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
"...we're looking for something fun to do.
Hey Baby, I think I want to marry you!"
Well, I didn’t elope to Las Vegas, but Yamilett did! Well, not to Las Vegas but to Nicaragua. It was so awesome this past week to see her get married and baptized! As to her marriage, I can’t give you too many details (that story will be told upon my return home and only by request). Her baptism however, was marvelous! She was so nervous she just kept laughing and laughing, when she finally came up out of the water, she kept laughing, but her laugh was a little more happy, a little more grateful, a little more reverent.
Even better than Yamiltett’s baptism was…(I know what you’re thinking: what could possibly be better than a baptism?)…giving an accounting to President. In other words give stewardship, take responsibility, for the things we have done in the past few months. Preach My Gospel explains further “The principle of accountability is fundamental in God’s eternal plan. We will all stand before the Lord at the last judgment and give an accounting for what we have done with the opportunities He has given us” (pg. 150) A supporting scripture puts it this way, “And verily in this thing ye have done wisely, for it is required of the Lord, at the hand of every steward to render an account of his stewardship, both in time and in eternity, for he who is faithful and wise in time is accounted worthy to inherit the mansions prepared for him of my Father” (D&C 72: 3-4) It makes sense and simply because we all have something to be responsible for, whether it be some calling, a spouse, children, or ourselves. God will take account of all this in the last day and reward us according to our works.
Anyways, the mission President does this to help us know how to do it and to make us more responsible. We did it as district and I was first. I didn’t reach my goal this past trimester, but I wasn’t pulling out my hair about it. I just presented my achievements and then asked for council. I was prepared to do whatever my leaders told me so that I could do better.
Whoa! What great council! The spirit was so strong as President Collado began speaking about planning and prayer. He made such promises! To me! It amazed me how personally the spirit worked in my heart! My spiritual batter was super charged!
Let this be a testimony to everyone who reads this that the Lord is alive, giving real personal advice so that we one day might stand before our God! Let us be anxiously engaged in a good cause, that we may give a glad account of our acts in that day!
May God bless you, everyone!
PS Sorry for that last line, the Christmas anti-scrooge spirit just took over for a moment and Tiny Tim came out!
Funny Faces and a typical Nica lunch when it isn't rice and beans
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