well lets see this week was a great week. its a lot cooler here. its still around 100 but a little less. more humididy but thats to be espected by the ocean. ummmmm. i live in a 4 man piso which is the first time in my mission and i really like it. there are the other elders Mambo and Biamont mambo is new and its still his first area but he is good he is a champ and then biamont goes home with me in november. then my companion elder staples dies this transfer so next transfer will be another companion again. haha. anyways its nice because we just party. any free time is just party time and we are living it up and having fun. as well as like, it makes the time go by really a lot faster too. i cant believe its already monday and that this weekend is already september. haha its weird but it works i guess.
lets see we have been talking alot about love lately charity and the likes. i dont remember what i wrote last week so if im repeating myself. well the prophets do it all the time and it must mean its important. haha .anways we talked about how we are obedient for like 3 reasons the first we are scared or we are going to get punished. the second because we are going to get a reward for being obedient or the third simply because we love God. and if we love god we will keep his commandments. and if we keep the commandments its either because we love god or soon we will love god for doing so. its just interesting to think about why we do things or why we dont. but as we understand what it means and how it affects us and those around us it makes a difference.
i dont know that its always fun being obedient and we dont always understand it. for example the party scene. there are tons of people that seem they are having fun and living the life right now. but if you wait like 5 years and see where they are its interesting to see how much better off we are and how much they depend on that stuff. and we really are free.
When we start teaching people we often start by trying to have them esplain the word truth. Think about it what is truth? we get answers like well its not lies and its something thats right. well thats true but still... not very clear. we then ask them if they like listening to lies ... which no one likes being lied to. haha so we go one there is a scripture that explains it in DyC 93:24 that truth is a knowledge of things how they are and how they were and how they will be. something that we know that never changes. the truth is the only time we can recieve blessings from god is when we show our love and are obedient to what he asks of us. that is truth and if you dont believe it or dont have a testimony of it it is because you arent being obedient and as we know you can only recieve a testimony AFTER the trial of your faith. Be obedient try it out . test the Lord. it only will work out for your good. and hey, if by chance it doesnt work (which it will) then really what have you wasted besides a little bit of effort and a little bit of time. which would have been wasted on something else anyways.
keep working hard keep being the best. i know that this is all true and the more we dedicate ourselves the more the lord shows his love towards us. have a great week! LOVE YOU!