This week has been a great one. We have worked harder than before. This week we had a special event called the "Open Chapel." It is something that the Area is implementing. It is a great activity that allows the people who don´t know the gospel to come and learn and ask questions. We spent many days this week handing out invitations and inviting people to come. We worked harder than before to bring people. In the end we had 20 people come. For our area that is really good and we also have a little bit more than 60 references. We are still counting them! It was a huge success! Now we are going to spend the majority of our time contacting these people that were invited to come unto Christ. One of my cousins, Cassidy, sent me an email inviting me to work harder even when I am tired. I felt that same call this week as I worked to bring others unto Christ. I cannot tell you how burned I am from being out in the sun so much. I am trying to give everything that I have. My body and my mind are weak and can only give so much but I know that there is more I can give. In my heart I feel I can give more. In my last months that I have here in Ecuador I want to give everything that I have to the Lord including my heart. I feel that I have been made an effective instrument in the Lord´s hands and he can use me if I let him use me. I want to apply these scriptures in Matthew 16
24 ¶Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
This is a hard thing that he asks but it is worth it. His blessings are so much greater in return. My natural man does not want to give my heart to him but I will work to do so. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that I have a Father in Heaven who is like me, who hears feels and speaks and is concerned about each of his children and has a Perfect love for each of us. I know He calls His children to his work. I know He prepares the way so that we ALL can become participants of Eternal Life. I know the gospel, if we apply it will allow us to come into His presence. I know these things to be true because I have sought and listened to the voice of the Lord when He sent me his spirit. I desire that all may have the ability to know these truths. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.