July 22, 2019




Elder Villa


Hello everyone!

This week was one to remember.  As I was leaving the building last week, I realized that I had lost my wallet.  We looked, but to no avail.  Well, c'est la vie.  What made that a little funnier, was that the next day my companion lost his backpack.  So, we had an interesting week with that.
Más allá que eso (beyond that), we had a good time at the end of the week.  The stake had a training for all of the presidencies of Relief Society and Elders Quorum about missionary work.  For much of it, President Romeu (our mission president) talked about how members can help in the work of the Lord.  Then, more torwards the end, the Stake President basically asked for the wards to have the missionaries speak at least once a month.  Right after that, he plead with us to use more fire in our talks.  Supposedly we always speak so sweetly and nicely, but he wants us to spark the ward into action.  
Something that has repeatedly come to my mind here in Chile has been the number of people that leave the church because of a misunderstanding or because they don´t want to change their lives to live with a certain principle of the gospel or a change in the policy.  Truly, people make mistakes, but if we can remember the point of the Gospel and our Savior, we can look at everything with the Eternal Perspective.  If we build on Christ and His Atonement, everything else will fall into place.  We must build upon His rock.  If we are able to do that, we have His divine promise.     24 Therefore, whoso heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a arock—
25 And the arain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it bfell not, for it was founded upon a rock.

Please remember the rock of our salvation.  There is no other way,Elder Knight


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