Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016

Hey friends! 

This week has been a lot of fun! We were able to find and teach a ton of great people and it was a blast! 

First off, we didn't baptize.. Sergio is 17 and his parents aren't too great of people and won't give him permission to be baptized! Hugo, who we are working with right now, will get baptized tomorrow! He is the most prepared person in the whole world and it's so much fun teaching him! He is the most repented person I've ever met. He is from El Salvador and is living here in Chimaltenango right now to work. He left his wife and little girl in El Salvador and wants to change for them. He is a true example to me of someone with a sincere and broken heart. We teach him something and he follows it without a doubt in his mind. His desire to follow Christ is incredible. HE'S A STUD! 

We also had a family of 6 go to church this last Sunday! They loved the church and we are really excited to be teaching them. The Lord really is blessing my companion and me with some great people to teach. 

This week I really learned a lot about virtue. Virtue is a Christlike attribute that takes place in our minds. We are what we think. Every action that we do all starts with a thought. If we are thinking about great things we will do great things. We are as strong as our minds are. The other day in church someone was sharing about something I really liked. He was quoting from the book The Miracle of Forgiveness and asked, "What do we need to do to be condemned?" The answer was "absolutely nothing." 

There are a ton of things that we need to do in our life to be able to enter into the Kingdom of God and if we are not doing anything in our life, that is what is going to condemn us. When we aren't doing anything is when Satan has an opportunity to tempt us. An unoccupied mind is Satan's playground. We need to occupy our mind with good and uplifting thoughts and then follow them. All sin starts from an unoccupied mind. The battle that we all fight in our lives between good and sin really is a battle that is fought in our mind. We can only think one thing at a time, so let's make that one thing a good thing. 

Thanks for all the support! The mission is great! If anyone is thinking about serving just do it! Put your trust in God and serve Him and He will make you someone so much great than you are right now! I love you guys!

Elder Buhrley

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