So this week was another thriller. We got to go for round two of visa stuff… twice. What happened was the office didn’t give me my passport the first day we tried to do it. They told me that I would be fin with just the photocopies, but unfortunatly it didn’t work out that way. So we learned that we had to go back a different day after waiting all day. But its all good now and I don’t have to worry about that stuff anymore.
We have a member that is a cop here in Chile
This week was a long one. We couldn’t really find a lot of houses to get in to. A lot of the people we have been teaching are out of town and stuff. So we decided to just contact (pretty much the whole time). But it wored pretty well, we just about filled up a couple pages of futures in two days, set my PR for contacts in a week and met some really interesting people. Like we met this one dude that builds arcade machines (like pac man and all that). So he builds the frames and does all the software and puts it all together and sells them, its pretty cool.
We also had two latin missionaries move into our house because their owners wanted their house back, so let the shenanagins begin.
So this week I got to teach part of the district class (normally the district leader teaches 40 minutes and another missionary teaches 30) which isnt a big deal beacuse I have to do it alot because my comp has always been the district leader. But the topic I got was the Atonement. Which for me was scary, first beacsue thats a huge topic for a small class, and second because it is very hard t understand completelty (its actually impossible). But what I want to share with you is that the Atonement is like eggs… yes eggs. If the Plan of Happiness was a recipe for a cake and all the parts of the plan were a different ingrediant, the Atonement would be the eggs. This is the reasoning, without the Atonement the plan doesnt work, and without the eggs the ake doesnt work. Like you can still mix ll the stuff together and throw it in the oven without eggs, but it won’t stay together and it will all fall apart. THe same with the Plan of Happiness without the Atonement, we still could have been sent here (thrown in the oven) but it all would have been a big mess (bigger mess than usual) and we wouldve ended up in the garbage in the end. Because without the Atonement (eggs) no matter how perfect we are, we cannot save ourselves from the fallen state that we are in.
Sorry that I don’t really have an entirely complete thought this week, I’ll try to do better on that. But I do have an invitation. Although the the Atonement is impossible to understand completely, we need to try our best to learn all that we can about what is possible to comprehend. Also seeing that is is the most important part of a perfect plan, it important to undersand the importance of it (like how good bakers understand the imortance of eggs in cakes) so you always remember to use it.
But back to the invitation. It is to take time out of your days/weeks to ponder or meditate about the atonement, its signifacance in both the world and your life personally. And as a called representative of Jesus Christ I promise that the more you ponder and mediate and seek the spirit of revalation you can understand the power of the atonment in your life and will be able to use it more effectively to find the blessings that are waiting for you.
But thats about it. (Not going to lie, writing this really made me want to eat cake… like real american cake, not the chilean cake)
Oh also, #HaNacidoUnSalvador (probably should’ve written about that more but I honestly forgot that it was christmas)