This week was a good one, one of those rough weeks- but you look back and realize all of the things that happened and what good you did. It is starting to get cold here, which is weird, I don't know Mexico as a cold place. It isn't like home cold, but it is for me because I'm so used to the warm now. And with nothing but cement and tile houses, the houses are like human refrigerators. Haha its crazy.
We are super excited because we broke the highest attendance record in our Ward this last Sunday and we are just expecting it to keep climbing. The members are one of the reasons and the biggest thing is really starting to catch the vision, making visits and doing those little fundamental things.
This week we had the baptism of a guy named Horasio. He really has been an investigator of "gold" as you will. He has been to church for the five times and the thing that I love the most is that he is putting into practice the things that we have been teaching him. In one lesson with him we asked how things were going. He responded good, and that he was having some different problems with different things and he just prayed and read his Book of Mormon and everything eventually straightened out and it was all okay.
It was something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. A lot of times we go through trials, well we could probably say we always are in some form or another. But, when we pass through the big ones, for example, money, school, kids, work, etc. As humans we do something funny, we feel that we need to focus everything on that problem or trial and do it ourselves and in the act we forget about the greatest help, and what we REALLY need, Our Heavenly Father. How many times have we all said, No I cant go to church I need to get my homework done. I cant go on that visit with you I am swamped with work. Or I need to get this done and go to bed there isn't time to read scriptures..... I have been really realizing how we do that as humans. It's times like these when we need to step back, take a breath and put Him first. Get back to the basics of things, prayer, scripture study, church, and the commandments. And exercise our faith in Him by In this way we are putting everything in His hands and knowing that everything will be okay. If we are good to Him, and we put Him first, He will be VERY, VERY good to us. I know that following the example of this new member and putting all of our trials in His hands, by doing what he expects of us with our church duties, He WILL take care of what we need and more. He is there and knows how to help, but we have to do our part to receive the help.
Love Elder Lloyd