Date

January 21, 2020

Area

Otavalo, Ecuador

Companion

Elder Mundell

#75_MILTON_ORDOÑIEZ_(1/21/2020)

Hello Family and Friends, So for a spiritual though im gonna share a quote from a talk by Elder Jeffery R Holland called "remember Lots wife" it is super good.(read it)To all such of every generation, I call out, “Remember Lot’s wife.” Faith is for the future. Faith builds on the past but never longs to stay there. Faith trusts that God has great things in store for each of us and that Christ truly is the “high priest of good things to come.” First off, MILTON. Wow. This letter is gonna be about him but first the other short stuff.The Salazar Family is planning on marriage. They wanted to do it before but it was gonna cost 500 Dollars for legal papers but we found a member that will do their legal papers for 150 dollars so things are moving.We had 5 hours of no appointments so we searched for former investigators and then contacted and our second contact saw us and we said we had a message so she invited us in and we taught her whole family. They are a little doubtful and aren't married but a nice little miracle.MILTON: What a stud this man. He got the priesthood, and gave his first talk in Church on sunday. He prepared it all himself and we just gave him speaking tips and told him he had to cut half of it down cause they gave him 5 min not 45 min. He asked the Bishop to change it to 10 so he spoke 10 min and gave a beautiful touching talk and lots of members congratulated him.He was asked to give the closing prayer at a multi Family home evening with 60 members and asked that everyone would kneel for the prayer and blew my mind and heart out. He might just be a future prophet, who knows.At lunch a member was talking to us about how truly converted Milton was and his awesome talk and how people who are new to the gospel learn or read something and it is so amazing and precious and it makes them melt. Most people say "oh I've read that verse before," or "I knew that" and it isn't special. We write it off because it isn't new. Milton read Mosiah 2:41 and I was like "oh, classic he found a good old scripture mastery verses and that's cute, I've got it memorized". That attitude DOES NOTHING FOR ME. Milton read it and said “The Lord blessed me with this verse today" and applied it to his life and prayed and thanked God in the moment.-Elder Hallsted




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