Monday, January 16, 2012

Mi querido familia,
¡Espero que todos estén bien! Estuvimos trabajando muy duro por toda esta semana pasada. Bautizamos esta semana, a la hermana Valeria. Una jóven quien es la prima de la prima de un miembro jajaja. Fue un servicio muy bonito, compartimos un video que se llama "El regreso a la virtud". Está en la página de la iglesia de los jóvenes. Es super bonito, y me inspira cada vez que lo veo. Espero que todos ustedes también serán inspirados por este video.

(I hope you all are well! We have been working very hard throughout this past week. We baptized this week, Sister Valeria- A young woman who is the premium of the premium cost for a member lol. Service was very nice, we share a video that is called "The return to the virtue."  It is super nice, and inspires me every time i see it. I hope that all of you also will be inspired by this video.)
Whoa, didn't mean to write in all spanish, but after finishing my email to the president, it just happened. Anyways, translate it Dad and everyone should watch the video.
Reagan! Enjoy your new room, you are so stinkin lucky hahaha =D
Caitlynn and Seth! I still can't believe you're getting married... I don't know why not
Haley! I am so excited for your mission papers! When can you turn them in?!?!?!
Chelsea and Danny! You are awesome! Don't ever forget the Christ is in control of our lives, when we give our hearts and soul to Him. Ask Dad for the story "Is your hut burning?"
Mom! Keep being the best mom in the world! EVERYONE loves and appreciates you, even people here in Mexico who don't know you.
Dad! I love you so much! You are so thoughtful and amazing. Best dad in the world. I seriously took my parents for granted before my mission. I never realized how much my dad taught me as a child, until I came on my mission. Spiritual things, that I never even deciphered. I don't know how you did it, but I am so grateful to have been blessed with a father like you.
And in other news, I have been studying alot this week in conference talks and these videos for youth that I found on the website and copied onto a dvd disc. We share the videos with less-actives and some investigators and they are all so powerful. I have come to realize in all of this, that the church is focusing SO much in the youth of these days. In conference, in all this work put into these awesome videos, in all the activities that the church is trying to put on. I think, WOW, we should be super worried for the youth too. Satan is so powerful right now, and is working so hard to destroy the youth of this generation. I saw it happening as I was in high school, even in middle school, some even in elementary school! It is crushing to see the world changing so fast and the people growing so wicked. And its even scarier to think that its only going to get worse. We as saints have the responsibility to be defenders of the faith, and defenders of virtue. We must be lighthouses of righteousness, beaming out into the rest of the world. Literally calling out to the rest of God's beloved children the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Only He has the power to save all mankind, and protect us from the harms of every day life. He has the power to bring back those who are lost, and keep those close to the edge from falling, and guard us safe in His loving arms. And we, as His saints, must be within His arms, to be able to bring others in too. I encourage all to be examples to the rest, to be guardians of the virtue. To spread this light of love and truth to all the world. We should be serving Him in every single minute of every single day. You don't have to be on a mission to do so, but just be righteous all the time. Keep your thoughts clean, keep your language clean, stay away from bad places, and treat ALL with love, patience, kindness, and respect. Every single person on this earth is a child of God, we have no reason to treat anyone less than that. I know that as we do so, this world can become cleaner, this world can become kinder, more beautiful, more easy, more heavenly. It is my prayer that we continue doing righteous deeds, being examples, and following Christ in everything we do. We will change the world, even if its one soul at a time. The worth of EVERY soul is great in the eyes of God. Never forget. Oh, and take care of the youth =) I love you all! -Elder Knight

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