Saturday, April 9, 2016

Tue, Nov 3, 2015

Hola familia!

This week has been amazing! I love it here in the CCM. Ill first start off by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY FATHER!!!!! My old studly fart is 50 today! Atta boy! I'm guessing Las Glorias will be apart of his special day.

So this week has been full of amazing accomplishments. everyone of my investigators i had except for one committed to baptism! it is such a great feeling to see your investigators progress. with one of our investigoaters we talked about faith and how it is dead without works. i used an anology with a row boat. in order to progress forward you need both need two ores. one ore is "faith" and the other ore is "works." if you are in a row boat and you use only one ore, you will stay in place spinning around in a circle, going absolutly nowhere. you need to use both ores to advance. if we only have faith and dont work upon it then our faith is dead. in order to have true faith and to advance in gods eyes we must excercise it and work upon it.

it was really hard to here about haydens friend this week. it was also really hard to here about my cousin who took his life. there will be times where we are lost and feel that this life doesnt matter. but i know that god sent all of us here for a reason. this life matters and we must press forward through all the dificult times. if man comes unto got he will give unto him a weekness. he gives unto man a weekness that he may be humble because his grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before him. cause if man humbles himself before god and has faith in him, god shall make mans weeknesses become strengths. (ether 12:27)

my spanish isnt perfect and there are times were i get frustrated because i dont get it. but i have faith that god will help me through it if i work for it. i am working hard every day to improve and i know that ill be blessed for it. you are all in my prayers and i love you so much. please pray for me to receive the gift of tongues so that i may be able to bring heavenly fathers children into him.
i have two weeks left and i am pumped! i love you all!
With lots of love,
-Elder Sims

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