we are working alot now witht the ward list and the area book. we are having to be very diligent with this because if we dont there wont be a reward. we have been finding alot of people have moved from the area.
this week i have studied alot on the attonement. i had been teaching people about the gathering of isreal, but they just werent getting it like they were in rivera(my last area) and i was stumped. why are they not getting it here and why did they get it in rivera. and what i came to conclusion was the following. my first 2 months in rivera we taught about the doctirne of christ and about the attonement and we drilled it into the people with that. and then as missionaries being prepared with the doctirne of christ i was then able to learn and be able to teach the next stepp. the gathering of isreal. i was able to understand what is the gathering of isreal and its purpose because i had a good hold on the doctrine of christ. and of the attonement. going along with that why is it that the peple, or other missionaries, do not understand the gathering of isreal. because they do not understand the doctrine of christ. that could have a hold on the attonement or they could be faulting that as well. but it is a procces and the lord gave it to our mission in that order for a reason. we needed time to prepare for all of the things before hand.
in mosiah 27 it talked about how alma the younger gets converted to the gospel and then after he repents and has a change of heart he then goes out and teached and preaches the gospel. it is a great example to all the missionaries because he was name called and beated but he kept going because his joy as a missionary is to bring others the joy he was experiencing. something that is a example as well in mosiah 18 verse 1 is that all missionoaries have to repeant first and then they can teach the gospel.
but in mosiah 28 verse 1 and 2 alma the younger and the sons of mosiah are forming there equipo misional. they got all the conversos recientes and brought them together. and they all had deseos to go out and teach so they all went out together and were able to teach the laminites in a more productive way.
today we had an asado with the 2nd consler in the bishopric and it was funn. he has a pool table and we were playing and just messing around and he starts to mess around and then he says ok lets play a game. we get going. and then i see a trophy of his. the uruguay champion in pool. so i was like oh boy, and he saw that i saw the trophie and then he just started to go to town and won the game in the next 3 minutes. but he is a great guy and he works had for the ward.
tomrrow we have a conference as a mission and then we have a conference with elder oaks in the afternoon. so it will be a day full of conferences
this week we had an investigater just show up at the church out of the blue and she was super interested. she was a friend of a member so this is a great blessing.
i love you all