Friday, November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016

Hey! This week was great! We had a ton of fun and have been working really hard! It feels good at night to go to bed exhausted! We have been able to see many miracles this week and it feels good to have the spirit! 

We are teaching a great family of 7! They are so great and are progressing very well but just haven’t made it to church yet! They are feeling the Holy Ghost and are receiving answers to prayers but just are scared to go to church because of experiences in past churches. We will continue w
ith them and they will be getting baptized in NovemberJ We also have a baptism for the 30th so that will be fun!

In the mission I have learned so much about the incredible atoning sacrifice of our savior Jesus Christ. I have learned so much about it by experimenting it. Faith, Repentance, Baptism (Partake of the Sacrament), and Endure to the end. The doctrine of Christ is amazing. It is simple as we take a look at it on the outside, but as we start internalizing it and living it, it becomes personal and becomes something so much more meaningful.  It is the way to access the power of the Atonement. I have also learned in the mission what it really means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. For Christ to know us it was necessary for Him to have to suffer. For us in a very symbolic way to be able to know Him, we must suffer also. “All roads to salvation must pass through the Garden of Gethsemane.” –Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 

It’s okay to go through hard times every once in a while:) It’s okay to suffer a little as my mission President is always saying! Ha I love the mission! I have taken upon me the yoke of Christ and I am learning of Him with every step of the way! 
Have a great week! 

Elder Buhrley

1 comment:

  1. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Guatemala? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Guatemala in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez