Sunday, August 30, 2015

Commandments Are A Gift of God

¡Hola! ¿Comò estan? Estoy muy bien :) 

There is a little spanish splurge for you guys :) Today for our pday we had a zone activity where we went to this thing called TelefèriQo, it´s a cable car thing going to a top of a mountain. And then from the top of that mountain you can start a hike to go to the top of a volcano. I didn´t get to go up all the way to the volcano (Don´t worry it´s dormant :) ) but, I was still really high up and got to see a beautiful view of the city of Quito. The Lord really has blessed us with a gorgeous world. And I get this amazing opportunity to be in Ecuador and seeing new things and having new experiences! Hikes really just rejuvenate me and just really help me to appreciate just how gorgeous Quito really is! The only downside was it was FREEZING, because we were probably at 13,000-15,000 feet and it was really windy and cold. Gratefully I thought to bring a jacket! And I am adjusting well to the altitude difference, because I am really not struggling a lot at all with it, and so I am really grateful for that!

This week we focused a lot on our investigator family, who was deciding on whether to get married or separate to accept this gospel. And the dad said something that made me really happy. He was like I am okay with whatever decision she makes, as long as we follow this commandment so that I can be baptized. He has recieved an answer that this church is true, and because of that he wants to follow the commandments at whatever sacrifice he needs to. The commandments from God are not to punish us, but to uplift us to become better people. And he understands that so much that he just wants to follow the commandments. When we follow the commandments of God we recieve so many blessings, so much so that we can´t even recognize every single one of them. If you have recieved a witness that the church is true, then what is stopping you from living every single one of God´s commandments? Like Elder Holland said obedience is the first great commandment, and we all need to be obedient. And if you haven´t recieved a witness that the church is true, listen harder and have a real desire to know that it´s true. And then you will recognize your answer. 

Mosiah 2:41 -- Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God

Love you all and thank you for your prayers and your love!

Les Amo, Hermana Cordon

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