Courage…what we do with Fear

This week has been amazing, the familia benitez committed to be baptized this month, so we are so stoked!!! Also we are preparing an activity with another ward to do like a culture fest, with a bunch of countries so that should be great! One huge miracle that has happened this week was yesterday, a less active hermano came to church randomly, he has been less active for 6 years and has done all kinds of things, drugs, alcohol you name it he’s done it, but on saturday he was doing drugs with his brother when his brother began to try and kill himself, the hermano just stayed with him the whole night crying, and he realized he needed a change and fast, so he came to church by himself, he has a wife, and 3 little kids, and he told me what happened and began crying,and it made me so sad to see him weeping, but it filled me with so much joy to see how the Lord humbled him so that he would come unto Him. We went last night to with another member to teach him and his family and it went so great, he told us how much he wants to be an example to his family, and we finished the lesson singing I need thee every hour, and the reverence and spirit that was felt there was so strong and powerful it was like being in church. Me and my companion walked out and just hugged, grateful that the Lord was able to put us in the right place at the right time.
This week I was studying a little about courage, and i studied a little about esther amd I love in esther 4:14-17

 14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time,then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to theJews from another place; but thou and thy father’s houseshall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou artcome to the kingdom for such a time as this?

 15 ¶Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,

 16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present inShushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drinkthree days, night or day: also and my maidens will fastlikewise; and so will go in unto the king, which is notaccording to the law: and if perish, perish.

 17 So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all thatEsther had commanded him.

Courage does not mean that we will never be afraid, courage is what we do with that fear. We can let it motivate us to trust in the Lord and His will. I love how Mordecai helps Esther understand the consequences of the choices we make, Lets think about the times we are living in now, and about how many decisions we have to make everyday, may we always be wise and courageous in the decisions we make, may we trust in the Lord even when it is so hard, I love this gospel so much, and I hope you know how much I love all of you and how grateful I am you are my family! Thank you so much for your examples! I love you all so much!

Con mucho amor i cariño,

Elder Justin Lototoa Wilson

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