Man, this week was intense. And it was super cool! First things first! Happy Birthday Grandma Frei! Hope it was a good one! Also, Congratulations Aubrey! I can't believe you got married! I''m super happy for you guys! Bien Hecho! :)
We had a mission leadership council that I got to go to and Elder Cardon of the First Quorum of the Seventy came, and we just talked for like 4 hours with him. It was awesome! He just taught us from the scriptures and taught us how to lead by the spirit and it was awesome. That was on Wednesday! On Thursday, I hit one year in the mission field. That was really weird. It kind of freaked me out to be honest, So, I set some new goals of things that I want to get done before I go home next year! I don't feel like I have much time left at all! Anyways, on Friday we had our Zone Conference with Elder Cardon! And Elder Cardon's training was great! But I really liked President Orgill's training! It was on Diligence, Patience, and Obedience! Those are 3 topics I love! He talked about Moroni 9:6, which I really liked! And he told several stories from his life about how he's learned to acquire those attributes, And he shared a quote by President Boyd K. Packer, and I loved it, So I'm gonna share it with you guys! It says,"That which God will never take by force - He will accept freely given. And He will then return to you freedom that you can hardly dream of - The freedom to feel and to know, the freedom to do, and the freedom to be at least a thousandfold more than we offer Him. Strangely enough the key to freedom is obedience." I love that quote! I've learned it better in the Mission Field then I could have ever learned it anywhere else! I also really like the quote by Joseph Smith that says," When the Lord Commands, do it". Just remembering where the commandments come from testify of the importance of keeping them and expressing our love for the Savior. It was a great conference. On Saturday, I got to go on an Exchange with the AP's, and instead of going with Elder Corcus, My trainer, I got sent to Irvine for a day with his companion, Elder Cedano. He's awesome! It was my first time ever trying out English work! And it was SUPER different! I'm so used to talking to people rather easily, and just trying to get them to understand that you should only pray to Heavenly Father and no one else. But English work takes on a whole other level of crazy. No one even cares! No one believes in anything anymore! It caught me way off guard. We did end up finding a cool guy named Adam who is from Southern China, and we sent the Chinese speaking Elders over to teach him. But, all in all, I was glad to return to my little Mexico. :) Spanish work is great!
Also! Marco is getting baptized this Sunday!! Its going to be an awesome service! And his Mom is going to come and take a Church tour with us! We're hoping that she will understand the importance of eternal families, and we'll be able to set a baptismal date with her!
Love you all! Hope you have a great week!
Con mucho amor!
Elder Dallin Fuell