My new comp is great his name is Elder Simon from Chubut Argentina! Which is cool because for him its like the exact same culture so he doesn’t have too much trouble adjusting. Its weird to think he’s my last comp, but we are working are butts off, the families are doing great!, Rodrigo and his family are doing well, they didn’t come to church but last time we talked to them they were doing really well, Jennifer and Antonio Benitez are doing good, they are trying to get ready to get married but Antonio has been falling back on alcohol, but he’s trying so jennie has asked us to work with him, so its been good because they are friends with like everyone in the ward, which is so key, there is so much more of a difference in the process of conversion when these people know they don’t have to do this alone.
This has been a great week! It has been a little complicated because we had to postpone our activity that we had planned, but the good news is were gonna have it this week! We are gonna have like a cultural fair, with another ward where we are going to have 9 countries and 9 stands representing each country with food from there and stuff like that so it should be super fun! The countries are: Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, USA, Brasil and Peru! So we are really excited for that! The familia Benitez is doing well. They have had a lot of work, and family outings so they haven’t really been home, but we’ve been calling them, and they are reading their assignments from the BOM, Antonio has been reading like double, so we have plans to teach them this week! Rodrigo and his family are doing great! He looks a lot better just a lot happier and he told me its because they’re reading and praying as a family. Thats something that really stuck with me this week how doing simple stuff like that really helps us to establish our base in the gospel.
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: I also and my maidens will fastlikewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is notaccording to the law: and if I perish, I 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