So ummm, Yea Noemi didn’t get baptized… She passed the interview and everything but she didn’t feel read on Thursday because her husband doesn’t really support it because he says its too soon. So after some talking we established another date (first Sunday of June- Baptisms are on Sundays in chile after sacrament meeting so that the people go), that, with his consent, she would be ready to be baptized for. But she has a testimony of everything, she just needs to go to church a few more times and know a few more of the members.
So theres that… *open mouth, *insert foot….
But this week has been pretty good. Elder Rasmussen (he’s going to be Elder Ras now because his name is too long to spell). Bu yea Elder Ras (much better) and I had a pretty good time finding new people to teach. And we really had a testimony builder from a couple of things. Prez V-dawg (Videla) challenged the mission to find more new people (because the mission was pretty low in that respect), so Elder Ras and I prayed everyday at least four or five time to specifically find new people. And prayer, diligent seeking, faith and obedience payed off. WE found seven new people. Which isn’t a whole lot but it was more than what we had done previously, and improvement is always a good thing.
S my dad has asked me to start writing about who we have lunch and dinner with. First off here in Chile dinner only exists one night a year (christmas eve) every other night it is once (11 in Spanish- no I don’t know why it is called that) but its pretty much just bread (a maraqueta to be exact) and whatever they feel like that day. And we don’t take once with the members unless they ask us too. We take once in the house at 6. But we have luch with the memebers just about everyday. Normally we just eat chicken and rice or carne with rice. But some of the other stuff we eat are: porrotos (beans- ina soup with noddles or in a mass of mashed corn), humitas (mashed corn boiled in its own husk), pastel de papas (mashed potatoes with meat, onions, egg and olives), pastel de choclo (its pastel de papas but with mashed corn instead and sometimes it has chicken instead of carne), Cazuela (soup with carrots, and ear of corn (like half of one) and chicken leg, potatoes), Cherkycan (I dont know what it is but it is one of the most delicious things ever), sometimes we have an asado (Spanish for barbeque- but were not that lucky), and then a lot of pasta and food that is generally found in US.
That would be my info on the lunch situation here in Chile. Sometimes they serve watita (stomach) but I havent had to eat it yet. Ill be sure to inform y’all next time I eat something new.
Is it apostasy to cover the BoM in Gold?
“I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I wastaught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.”
I have read that so many times, but I have never been able to come up with a thought for it… until now. The “mysteries of God” in he guide fr studying the scriptures is defined as truths of the gospel revealed to men by the spirit. SO how did Nephi come to learn the mysteries of God. (I am reading the Book of Mormon again looking specifically for every situation that helped someone find the mysteries of God). But here in the first verse it says 1. he was born to goodly (noble and faithful) parents and he learned from them, 2. he passed through affliccions that tested his faith as a young boy, trials that soon helped develop him into the great prophet that he would become 3. he was favored by the Lord, and it explains later in the BoM that he was favored for his obedience (! nefi 3:4,5).
Boom mind blown.