Sunday, October 16, 2016

Building a Happy Family is Like Building a House - Brick By Brick

I have a new companion! His name is Elder Zabala and he´s from Paraguay. He only has two months left of his mission. I have really enjoyed being with him so far because he has a strong desire to work hard, be good, and love others. He is a good teacher and loves to be silly.

My new companion, Elder Zabala. He´s from Paraguay.

 We had some very special and important lessons this week. We got to teach Florencia again, who has been difficult to find because she is often busy or not home. We taught her and her children the ten commandments using signals with our hands and they loved it a lot! She still wants to be baptized, but didn´t come to church. We have several people like that and it´s difficult to find their needs. We also got to teach Yanel about getting married to prepare for her baptism. She is anxious to obey the commandments and protect her family, but her boy friend, Federico, doesn´t want to get married just yet. Please pray for them, especially Federico, that they can get married so Yanel can receive the blessings of baptism.

Elder Zabala is very likely to finish his mission here in Goya. He is really friendly and excited to work hard!

Yesterday, I really enjoyed one of our Sunday school classes about the family. I got to share my testimony about the importance of love in the family. God wants families to be together forever and we must do all that we can to be a forever family. However, it takes time to construct good traditions and love in a family, just like your must build a house brick by brick. If there are struggles in your family or in your relationships with others, be patient and do little things each day to strengthen these bonds.

I know that God loves us. As we do the little things in life, reading the scriptures, praying, and going to church, and as we are grateful for the things we have, we will see little by little the miracles that happen each day in our lives. I love the mission here and I am excited to serve another week!

¡Que tenga una feliz semana!
Elder Cloward

Elder Caceres and me.

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