October 29, 2022


Mission Office - Secretary of the President


Elder Vasquez

Que viva el paro!

Hey! The last couple of weeks have been great. We've seen lots of miracles! We've given ourselves to lots of praying and fasting and we've seen that God blesses extra efforts.

The last 2 weeks we've had to work around some country wide strikes goin on. Everyone goes and blocks the roads so no one can drive around. We've been taking motorcycle taxis around the city which has been sweet! We've also had to get creative with our meals, and we're learning how to cook. Que viva el paro!

This week we met a cool inactive kid named Alvaro Flores! He's 19 and used to be working on his mission papers but just stopped going to church. After talking with him it was evident that he had lots of questions and wasn't quite sure how to handle it.

I love in James 1:5-6 how questions are openly accepted and encouraged. Many huge and important events started with a question! I think a lot of times when we have questions about the gospel or about God we see them as doubts.

In Spanish, James 1:6 starts with "but let him ask of God, doubting nothing." It is possible to have questions without doubting! Questions can bring us greater knowledge and understanding when brought to the Source of all truth and light. They can even lead to revelatory experiences. However, questions nurtured with the concepts of men only lead to doubts. Doubting can do nothing but make us feel like "a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."

So don't rehearse doubts with other doubters! Don't be afraid if you don't understand everything at once! "Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good." I promise that God hears and answers every prayer!!

What question in your mind can you bring unto the Lord for him to heal and wash away?

Que tengan un día bendecido!
Elder Barker


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