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Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016 – La Invitacion

Well this week was pretty great! Things are definitely going really well in the Moses Lake 9th Branch. It's been really cool to see how much the Lord prepares people to be taught. 

Since we just Skyped yesterday I don't have a whole lot of
Just a couple pics of the apartment. We are staying
in a members basement apartment. It's pretty nice.
new things to say but we've had some really good lessons and some really cool experiences. We're still teaching Refugio & Marisol, Hinocencio, and Ricardo, and they are all doing really well. Hinocencio and Ricardo showed up yesterday both with white shirts on for the first time. Now all they are missing is the water and a tie (haha). Hinocencio is doing really well. He's been really good about drinking lately and has been asking a lot about baptism so last night we set a baptismal date with him! It was super cool! He told us that he would do whatever it takes to be baptized by the end of the month and he's is definitely trying super hard to reach that. So right now he's scheduled to be baptized on the 28th and he can totally reach that. He just needs to keep up what he's been doing. 

Refugio and Marisol are progressing just a lot slower than we would like. It's a constant struggle to get them to come to church. They're pretty good about reading and praying but the biggest thing for them right now is to come to church. 

Ricardo just keeps slowly improving. He's got great fellowship right now from the branch members and that might be the most important thing for him right now. 

We've done a lot more finding this week and have found some pretty good potential investigators. It's always super awesome when you find someone that just seems to be so prepared to hear the Gospel. 

One thing I've been studying lately is the idea of being perfect like it mentions in Matthew 5:48 and 3 Nephi 12:48. Something I thought was really cool was that in Matthew it only mentions to be perfect like the Father then in 3 Nephi Christ mentions to be perfect as He is and like the Father is. I thought this was really cool because obviously Christ was perfect while he was on the earth in the sense that He did not commit any sin, but it wasn't until he was resurrected that he became like the Father. So our job is to make the constant and consistent effort to become like Christ and then through the power of the Atonement and Resurrection we can become perfect even like the Father. I heard a quote that says something like "We cannot be perfect, but we can be perfect in trying." This quote describes perfectly what enduring to end is, or our quest for perfection, we have to constantly be trying to better ourselves one thing at a time, because if we aren't progressing we are digressing. And that constant effort to move towards perfection is what has been asked of us. 

Well love you all! Hope you all had a great Mother's Day!!!
Elder Miles

Washington Yakima Mission

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