March 7, 2016
Well how yall doing? Things are going good here. We were able to baptize a cool kid this week and the rest of his family is going to be baptized on the 19th! this week Elder Baldwin and I learned a lot about How God is Just and Merciful. God is a Just God. A perfect Judge. When we obey the commandments, he's obligated to bless us, he allows us to feel better. When we sin, he wants us to feel repentive, but he cant bless us as much as he wants because hes a Just God. For example, if you have 2 kids and they're behaving greatly, you can reward them an ice cream cone because they're doing the right. But if they're fighting, they're not doing the right, and you cant reward an ice cream for bad behavior. but the thing is though, is that God is Merciful. When were fighting and doing the wrong here in this world, God allows us to change and to ask forgiveness, and if we do it with a contrite heart and with real intents, he forgives. Bad behavior can't be rewarded, but bad behavior can always be forgiven and changed to good behavior, and rewarded.. I know that if we all do the right, we will be saved by mercy, and not chastised but justness.. but blessed by justness. I love all yall and hope things are going great! this week we had District conference and we watched a broadcast for all of centro america which was pretty good. The only bad thing is that the microphone broke and so we didn't hear half of it haha. But the spirit was felt. I love the people here, I love this work. I love my Savior! take care yall!