Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hola from Chile 6-07-2010

Family of mine,

Wow sounds like everyone has had a really busy week there at home and that it will only get even busier this week. Lol congratulations for that. Dad sounds like your meetings were awesome. Lol you will have to tell me more about them when your brain slows down. Why is everyone graduating!!!!!!!!!! Lol I guess the business of Britt and Bruce is doing better if they are buying the biggest and baddest phones on the block.

Mom I will not be needing a sleeping bag because Elder Orellana sent me his that he used for just the last two months of his mission so I lucked out there. But I haven’t had time to buy sweats and nor do I think I will have the time so some nice sweats would be a good help. Also I don’t know if they still exist or if zack stole them but my long sleeve under armor and pants would be a help also. As you know I don’t have a whole lot of time but I will share a spiritual thought and a cool story with you all.

STORY: so in the city things are just a little bit more dangerous. Don’t worry mom everyone is too scared or drunk to do anything. So yesterday we were walking down a street and all of a sudden we here a loud voice yell "Norteamericanos” so we turned to see who it was to shake his hand but he was really angry. He started to sprint at us so we started running. Then he started yelling at us "SAPO” which in Chile means spies but in Spanish means frog so I was kind of laughing. But anyways he was kind of big so he ran out of breath after like three blocks and stopped but I thought it was funny because I have never been called a frog before. Even zack didn’t come up with something that original.

Ok a little more spiritual. In Alma 37:38-43 Alma cites the account of his fathers and the Liahona. He seeks to teach his missionary son Helaman the importance of having both faith and diligence in God’s small means of bringing about miracles. The Liahona was provided to help Lehi and his family reach the goal of arriving at Promised Land.

20 “And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands.” (1 Nephi 2:20)

38 “And now, my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the thing which our fathers call a ball, or director—or our fathers called it Liahona, which is, being interpreted, a compass; and the Lord prepared it.”

39 “And behold, there cannot any man work after the manner of so curious a workmanship. And behold, it was prepared to show unto our fathers the course which they should travel in the wilderness.” (Alma
37:38, 39)

We have been given a number of simple tools such as prayer, scripture study, and Church attendance as “types in this thing” in accomplishing our goal of having a mighty change of heart. President Gordon B. Hinckley has said, “There is no greater miracle than when an individual is converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” May I propose the idea that just because we were baptized into the Church of Christ does not mean we have been fully converted, We must have a change of heart and that comes from using our daily tools such and prayer scripture study and church. But even more, we most prove it through our works and actions. Do we do home teaching, do we do it early in the month, more than once, do we show up to meetings early and sit in the front and pay attention and try to learn and progress, do we try every minute of every day to serve? It is my firm testimony that to arrive to be all that we can be a change of heart is absolutely necessary and I testify that it comes as we increase our understanding of the atonement.

Love you all and all you do for me.

Elder Fischer

The Lord has commanded it and I must obey.

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