Monday, March 21, 2016

´´Do you want to be happy? Forget yourself and get lost in this great work´´

So, this week we were in a lesson with Maria, Abel, and their two children, Marianet and Oscar. Abel, Marianet and Oscar have excitedly accepted to be baptized and Maria is a less-active member since she was about 10 years old, but Oscar and Maria need to get married first. Oscar wants to get married, and we had a lesson with Maria, where she finally said that she really does want to get married with Oscar after being together for 16 years! We invited them to put a date together for their marriage having in mind of the date we´d put of their baptism in April. So, we came back to visit them on Saturday and they had talked about marriage. Abel looked at us and said that they´d talked and had decided to get married in June! I looked at my companion and we both were surprised and a little sad for them putting a date so far away. My companion asked Maria why. She explained the same concern that many couples have here. She desires to have time to plan and get settled in and have a ´´perfect wedding´´. We explained that God had sent us to her home for a reason. We said that if she gets married so far away, we could not help her with the goals she´d set and maybe she´d lose the desires she has now. My companion then invited them to accept to be married on the 22 of April. Abel accepted with ease and awaited the response of his future wife. She looked at us and looked at him and said softly but with confidence ´´I want to´´  I looked at them and started to laugh and said that the 22 was my birthday. They all laughed and I told them we could have a birthday party/wedding party. They are excited and I am very happy for the decision that they have taken to put faith in Christ by being married so that they can repent of their sins and be able to be baptized for a remission of their sins. I love this great work and love the quote ´´Do you want to be happy? Forget yourself and get lost in this great work´´ Let us all lose our worries, lose our problems and get lost in what really matters! I want to end by sharing the new video for easter ´´Hallelujah´´ 

Have a great week FAMILY and FRIENDS and MOM! Love you all!!

Elder Jeffery

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