Sorry I didn´t send a weekly scripture last week. Se me olvidó y se me acabó el tiempo. But here it is for this week:
The scripture is Doctrine and Covenants 6:22-23. I love this scripture, and whenever I read it, it casts all doubt out of my mind. People may not believe that God exists or that He loves His children. But I know He does. People may say that Jesus Christ really couldn´t have taken upon Himself our sins, or that He never really was resurrected. But I know that He did and that He was. People may say that Joseph Smith was a fraud or a lier. But I know He was a prophet called by God. People may say that there is nothing that scientifically backs up the Book of Mormon, and that it´s false. But I know that it was written by prophets of God to help us to "come unto Christ, and be perfected in Him" (Moroni 10:32). People may say that the Church is not true, that it is a cult, that we worship the devil, or whatever they like. But I know it is the Church of Jesus Christ, that He stands at it´s head, and that He placed it here on Earth for our mortal and eternal happiness.
I know, because God spoke peace to my mind. Not in a manner that shook the earth, or even that I heard His voice or even words at all. But, He spoke peace to my mind and to my heart. What greater witness can I have than from God?
So, not too much to report this week. It would actually have been a pretty discouraging week if I let stuff get to me :) but I don´t, so we´re doing great over here. Basically, everyone that we found last week told us that they don´t want us to come by anymore or they´re hiding from us. To answer your questions, Mom, Antonio went to work in Tapachula supposedly for a few days, then came back briefly, then took off again, and we haven´t been able to see him since they day I told you about them. The family that I talked to you guys about can´t come to church because they have classes every Sunday, and because of that, really can´t progress. But, they graduate in May, and we already put their baptismal date in June so that if other missionaries come they keep visiting them because they´re really really good people.
Also, sorry I forgot to say anything about they shirts! They got here fine and they fit me perfectly. And they are the whitest shirts I´ve worn in a very long time (hand washing is such a pain and doesn´t work quite as well as a washing machine) and I am VERY grateful to have them. That reminds me also about what you said about the change in package prices. That´s a crazy price hike! But don´t worry about it, I know that you love me even if you can´t send me a package every month. :) You´re awesome.
Hmm... Sorry that I have so little to say. I just want you guys all to know that I´m happy even though we may not be having an incredible amount of success. I know that blessings come after the trial of our faith, and I´m willing to have my faith tried as long as the Lord wants. Meanwhile, I´ll hold on to His promised blessings and comply with my part and be at peace.
I hope everyone heals from all their sicknesses this week and that it turns out to be a great week. I pray for you all constantly. I love you so much.
Con mucho amor,
Elder Andrew Nickerl