It is quite strange to think that I am no longer a teenager, sorry Mom and Dad, you've just got a family of old people now. Well I just wanna say thanks for the video, cds, video, and the popcorn maker! I love it all! Thanks Jen for the letters and cd and toffe! That toffee is delicious! Thanks for sharing. And Melissa, thank you for the picture of Christ. I love it. I saw it and I honestly thought that the picture was of Reed from the back. Maybe you can take a picture of it so that you can put it with this blog post.
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So we have two investigators that we are waiting till they can get married, but we had two awesome lessons with them both this week. We brought the one couple to the other couples house and it was just awesome because the two investigators were the ones really teaching the lessons. They were sharing their testimonies and experiences. It was sooo cool! I loved it so much!
So this week I was studying some General Conference talks and I came across an incredible talk by President Uchtdorf. He talked about the story of Saul and the "road to Damascus". He talked about how we shouldn't be waiting and waiting until we have an incredible sign to act. I want to share two parts from his talk that I loved... "Often, the answer to our prayers does not come while we are on our knees, but while we are on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us." and quoting Saint Francis of Assisi, "Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words." He then said, "Opportunities to do so are all around us. Do not miss them by waiting too long on your road to Damascus." Just like he said, we have so many opportunities to share the gospel. Often times we sit around waiting for the "prime moment" after a tragedy or something that we just think will happen until we can share the Gospel, but like he says, we should not wait too long. The opportunities are everywhere.
I hope that we can all be missionaries and preach the gospel at all times! I love serving the Lord and being on my mission here in Tijuana. Well, I gotta go. Thank you so much one and all for all you do! I love ya'll so much! Have a great week!
Elder Tommy Anderson
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|O Christmas Tree|