This week is the first week with my new companion! Elder Murphy is from Idaho and we were in the same group in the MTC……hahaha!! Needless to say we are both really excited to be together. On Saturday, we had a Noche de Flogar(sp) in the church. We gave a short message on “Illumina el Mundo” to the members about how we can serve this Christmas and then we played games! It was really fun and the members loved it. Going forward, we will be having one of these meetings every month. Another thing that we have been doing is 5 minute lessons to all the members in our sector. We ran into a lady who was baptized 20 years ago. When we started talking with her, she told us that she wanted us to come back to teach her and she said that she would go to church(without us even asking her!)!
On Monday, we had our Zone and District meetings and we talked about the importance of teaching doctrinal principles with a connection to Jesus Christ, which is key in teaching because it is really easy just to teach the principle. What we need to do is trace every doctrine and principle back to its root and connection with Jesus Christ because He is the key to conversion and coming unto Him.
The rest of my week was the same really. Yesterday we had a lesson with a family in our ward. We taught them about grace and the atonement. We did the activity of the line between me and Jesus and how far we have to travel to be saved. I had each of them draw their line to the distance they needed to travel. Some were half way while others were all the way to Jesus. Most people answer or draw the line incorrectly. The answer is that there is no line. No matter the “distance” we travel, Jesus has already payed the price for each and every one of us I love the scripture that says, “for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after al that we can do” (2 Nephi 25:23) We need to know and have confidence that His grace is sufficient for each and every one of us. I love teaching this lesson because it gives people hope to know that the sacrifice their Savior made was for them. There is a talk called “His Grace is Sufficient” by Brad Wilcox, It is incredible and I invite each of you to watch it.
Here is the link to the talk that he referenced above:
Until next week,
Me and Elder Murphy along with our roommates with President and Sister Gwilliam. They joined us in our apartment for breakfast this week. We talked about golf. President loves to golf too!