Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Baby Bird has to fly!

Well today i got a new companion. I am staying in my area and bringing in Elder Lopez from Mexico who got here a transfer before me. Well he doesnt speak a lick of english so i guess its about time i learn spanish. poop. Good news is he sounds like a really good kid and i think we will get along.

Now for the week. I was told by a member here that she put our pictures up on facebook.(She had to get on mine to do it. :) )
Well for lunch on Tuesday we went to parque peyera or however its spelled. We grilled hamburgers, played with the kids, and climbed that tree you saw to the very top. When it got real windy and started to sway really bad with 4 of us up there we thought it might be good to come down before i come down not on my own will. That day also ended well because we recieved 10 references from the relief society. We have been teaching them every week and they went out the other day looking for people.

By the way this letter is going to be all over the place.

Well Friday we were walking around and this little girl chased us down on her bike and told us her parents wanted to talk to us. Well we went over and the parents asked us if we could take the father of the mom to church to get him out of the house. Well they seem super nice and so we said yes. Went Sunday and picked him up in his wheel chair and wheeled that man right over. Oh, and i was pushing him and due to a couple things in the street i almost tipped the poor man over. Well right before we got to the church he threw out his cig and enjoyed a good hour.

Well we had some good lessons this week. We had a family home evening with a family last monday and we are doing it again tonight. They are doing very well. The kids are completely insane but i love them to death. Tonight we are watching the book of mormon animation video of Lehis dream. We will see how it goes.

I want to share a Scripture with you and i only have it in spanish. sorry. ¨Pero he aqui, El SeƱor ha redimido a mi alma del infierno; he visto su gloria, y estoy para siempre envuelto entre los brazos de su amor.¨(2 nephi 1:15)
This is one of my favorite scriptures of all time. In english it is something like, ¨but behold the lord has saved my soul from hell. I have seen his glory and am forever in his arms of love.¨ Something like that. Through God we were given the plan and given justice. Justice in the final judgement and justice now in life. But, through Jesucristo we have been given mercy. I know that I have seen his love in my life and i know each one of you can see it to. We have happiness in life. It is amazing the happiness you can have. If you look in mosiah 2:41 we see how we can have happiness. Now the funny thing is it tells us how we can have it forever. Ya sometimes you just want to be angry and hold it in. But it always feels much much better to be happy. Who in their right state of mind wouldnt want to be happy forever? Never get down or feel like you will lose yourselve. Not a whole lot is asked of us if you really think about it. Just think with your mind and heart at the same time and youll be okay.

Now for the title, fly or fall. I started out writing this to talk about myself. Now with a new companion, only spanish, no older comapnion to guide me, i have been wondering if i can keep growing or if i will fall because i cant understand the kid and everything goes bad. Well, reading that last sentence it makes me sound really dumb. Stop being a baby and do what i know i can and become who i know i can become. The same goes for you. Stop being a baby and making excuses. Do what you know you should and become who you really can become one day.


Elder Martino

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