"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest."
-Joshua 1:9

Monday, April 14, 2014

What are we doing with our time?

Hey my loving followers. I hope that you guys are all doing great. I continue to think about you guys all the time and want the best for you guys every day. Hope that you all had a great week la semana pasado y este semana is going good. Well lets get down to it shall we.

This week the weather was miserable... it was so hot. This week started Semana Santa or holy week in English, and it’s always the hottest right now. I don’t think that I have ever been so hot in my life. It’s crazy... but we’re still alive. This week everyone pretty much has vacations because of Semana Santa so everyone is traveling to the north or south to hit up the beaches. So the buses to our area are packed because we are far south and have beaches. But it’s all about the journey and living it up in the Honduran culture. The heat will calm down after the next week or month – at least I hope so! HAHA

So this week nothing too exciting happened really, nothing bad or too exciting. I had interchanges with the zone leaders and I was with my zone leader who is a good guy but just the complete opposite of me, but it went good. He was amazed on how much we walk every day... I said, “Yep, now you can see when I say that I am tired at night you know why.” So that interchange went well.  

This week I spent a lot of time thinking about choices that I have made in my life and the affect that it has had. I also thought about things that I can do differently when I get back home. In other words, I was thinking about how precious time really is and how we need to make the most of every day that we have. Time can be our best friend or it can also be our worst enemy.  I have spent a lot of time teaching some missionaries about time management and all. Showing up on time, doing things the right way with proper planning. Running by the seat of your pants just doesn’t get it done. The Lord deserves better. We all need to be organized in our lives. We need to be organized daily and prioritize the things that we need to do, including those spiritual things. Like it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, “There is time for everything. We need to prioritize for spiritual things as well. How will the Lord bless us if we are not making time for him?  5 minutes daily and you will see a difference in your life. I promise you that.  With the time that I have here I have realized so much about time, and how we really need to be smart with our time. I am so thankful to be learning life lessons here that will carry me the rest of my life. 

Oh, we painted a house this week for service. Dad you would have been laughing your head off... all the years when you thought that I didn’t pay attention to your talent…HAHA…it finally came into play. I taught these people how to paint. I was laughing so hard because I could only imagine the whole time you guys laughing your heads off at me. But I must say it looks pretty good.  I was working with very few materials so we did what we could with what we had. I’ll attach a photo. They insisted on doing this thing with a rag so that wasn’t my idea but I took care of the rest.

The sisters in my district had a baptismo this week. It was a couple that are 87 years old... They are the grandparents of the presidente of the rama here. We had a huge part in helping them and their conversion. So it almost felt like it was our baptism too. It was wonderful and always the highlight. The grandpa is so sick with about every disease that you can think of. And he said he wanted to follow Christ before he goes. It was a very special experience.

This week we are preparing a young man to be baptized. He is 15 years old and is changing his life...  he wants to make change and he is doing so. There is nothing that makes me happier than to see people that are willing to align there lives more with Christ. The reason that it makes me so happy is because they all receive blessings. It is a promiso from our Heavenly Father. So we shall see if every thing works out this weekend for his baptism. So we all can make changes for the better every day.

Well guys I hope that you are all doing great. Enjoy every day and make the most of every day as well.  I love you guys so much. Make it a great week, aim high in all that you do and put your best foot forward every day!  

Enjoy the pictures attached…

Con mucho amor,
Elder long!!

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