Friday, January 13, 2017

I love the simplicity of the Gospel!

                                                                                                       January 9, 2017
Hi Friends and Family!

Thanks for your emails! Glad you enjoyed your Holiday time and were able to spend so much time together as families! I too am grateful for families and for temples that allow us to be sealed together as eternal families. This has been a great week!

        Meet Lorenzo, a parrot that one of the members owns. 
On Tuesday we taught Sonia and told her that she needs to stop smoking completely this week. We asked her if she had any cigarettes left. She went inside, brought out her pack of cigarettes, and we threw it in the canal. It was a great memory and an important step for her! She passed her baptismal interview on Saturday and will be baptized this week, but only if she doesn´t smoke a single cigarette! We fasted for her yesterday, but please pray that she can be strong this week and leave behind this addiction!
Lucas Vargas, a young man we are teaching, will also be baptized this Saturday! We finally received permission from the other Stake to baptize him. We are working with the Familia Vaca Mendez still and they are progressing really well, but got sick yesterday and didn't come to church, which was a bummer.
Yesterday one of the families we are teaching, Carlos and Kathy, went to church and stayed all three hours! Carlos loved it and the members helped us so much! Everyone was welcoming them and introducing themselves and it was so good!
This week our Mission President, President Rodriguez, sat in on our district meeting which was really intense, but we learned a lot from him which was good!
Yesterday, my companion and I were asked to teach Gospel Principles. It was the first lesson of the year and it was such a special opportunity to be in a room with our investigators and teach them the most basic truths of the gospel: That God is our loving Heavenly Father. It helped me remember the beautiful simplicity of the gospel. We are children of a perfect Father who wants us to be as happy as he is! To help us be happy and perfect, he has given us a checklist of each thing that we need to do to become like Him. It's called the commandments. And we learn what those things are as we read the scriptures and go to church. 
I love this gospel and the perfect plan Heavenly Father has created for us! To think that one day we can be like Him is incredible! I am so grateful for His plan and his commandments! He lives and He loves us!
Have a great week!
Elder Harris

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