last friday i was able to attend a sealing of hermano bentencor. he was my ward mission learder here in oeste 18. the ward i was in 5 months ago. he is awesome and he grew a ton. it was the first sealing i have ever been able to see. i learned alot and was able to learn alot of all the blessings that we have as members of the church. how much grander is our reponsibility to be strong in following christ. this morning i went and signed some papers for a nother family in our ward so they can get married and i will be one of the wittness. there is no comparison of the 2. the temple sealing was powerful and spirituall with blessings and love. were as the the normal way people get married in uruguay is just a process where you get bounced all over the place. and it is just paper work paperwork and more and there are no blessings at all. infact people lose things when they get married. they lose money from the government that they would of gotten if they were single. it is sad to see how much the world has recked marriage and how little that the world understands.
but with the temple i was able to go on divisions with elder naea. he was my comp in 18. so it was fun to go and see all the members again. as well president smith was able to attend with his wife. and we were able to talk with him in the temple. the gathereing of isreal and the sealing ordinance go together so well and are eternally conected.
this week in church we had 108 in the church so this is a large ward here in uruguay. there are alot of people that need help here. the area as well is going to need some work. it is a great area and ready to go but the last 5 to six elders that were here were not all that hard working and focussed on the work. we had people to visit but i honestly feel like the missionaries went and found the craziest people and taught them and they somehow made it through baprism because they went to church 3 times. and the ward works hard but they aresnt looking for the missionaries help. because they dont trust them. presiedent has given me the assignment to clean things up here. and get them back on track. i am going to start with the house.its got t get cleaned. i honestley feel like we are going to have to open the area and drop everyone. we can pick them bak up but for now just start fresh.
i am the 1st conseler in the youngmens so i am in charge of the teachers. and i have 8 in total and 4 go to church and are active. 2 dont have the priesthood and 1 is still a deacon. so as a quorme there is work to be done. the goal we have is to get 6 by the end of the change.
this next week we have elder oaks coming and i have been preparing for him spirituall and emotionally. i hope that i can get everything out of him
keep up the work everyone
Love elder Pulsipher