Monday, December 23, 2013


Well what a crazy week


My companion left at 5 in the morning Tuesday and my new companion didn’t get here until 10:30 in the evening on Wednesday so for two days I just wandered.

I was companion hopping across Ipiales. Slept on the floor of the other missionaries. I was seriously a wandering missionary for 2 days. Also we didn’t have a cell phone so I was just calling in to the Zone Leaders every 6 hours or so to tell them I was still alive as they also left me because they had a meeting in Cali. So I was here completely alone. 

Elder Aguilera, my new companion, is awesome. He’s actually hilarious. He has 18 months in the mission, and he’s been through a lot. 
While he has been here on his mission, 3 of his family members have died, his father and his uncle from gunshots and his grandfather from a stroke. 
He is from Honduras. 
He is 21 years old.
And is a convert to the church. 3 years ago he got baptized and left for the mission 1 year after he got baptized. He is the only member in his family. 
He has his difficulties but he is getting better. We are doing great together and he’s taught me the invaluable skill of how to solve a Rubik’s cube, hahaha

Noemi and Lucia moved again to a better house. 
They are growing so much in terms of their testimony of the gospel it’s incredible. They had an experience last Sunday when they fasted for a new house, and in less than 5 days they found a new place where they paid the same but their new home has a window and electricity something that their old house didn’t have. 

We are currently working with a couple, Angela and Jhonaton Marquez, they are two awesome people from Cucuta and Bucaramanga, but they live here in Ipiales. They are both white, ha-ha, Jhonaton has blue eyes and Angela is blonde. 
They are having serious marriage problems and we are going to go over to their house right now. We have hopes for them to get baptized this Saturday. 

The Vidal Family is doing AWESOME they had a baptismal interview yesterday and will get baptized as a family tomorrow on Christmas Eve. 

I love what we do. 

This week I wanted to talk about the importance of a Prophet. 

Prophets are the people that guide us in times of need. We have the teachings of old prophets. However, Moses, Isaiah and Jeremiah never talked about computers, financial problems, college, and many other things that we face today. It is necessary to have a prophet in these latter days.

Luke 11:49
49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute

Or lets just go further back in time to Amos a prophet from the Old Testament

Amos 3:7
7. Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

God will do NOTHING but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Think about that. 

God does nothing.... No, he does lots of things and that is why he calls prophets to guide us. 
We have a prophet today. 
Thomas S. Monson

Make a list, a physical list of how you can better follow the prophet in the New Year. 

I love you all 
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
See you all in 2014
Elder Lyle

No comments:

Post a Comment