Tuesday, April 9, 2013

9 abril 2013

Dear Hubbard family,
I was so happy to be able to listen to the Lord´s voice this weekend during General Conference! There is nothing better to know than that we are children of God, and He does everything He possibly can to forgive us and make us happy. His Plan is so real and we are right in the middle of it. It truly gives us peace to know that Heavenly Father is happy with our actions and that He will always take care of us. I loved Elder Cook´s talk when he said, "Peace is not just safety or lack of war, violence, conflict and contention. Peace comes from knowing that the Savior knows who we are, knows that we have faith in Him, love Him, and keep His commandments, even and especially amid life's devastating trials and tragedies. The Lord's answer to the Prophet Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail brings solace to the heart: 'My son, peace be unto they soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high'" (Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-8).
We watched General Conference at our Stake Center in English. I enjoyed all of it. There are really prophets and apostles in the world today. Laura and Michel went to both sessions on Sunday. They are going to be baptized this Thursday! I can´t wait. They are two of the most prepared people that I have met in my entire mission.  Their baptismal interviews are tonight and they are completely ready. It has been an awesome experience going to their house every day and teaching them. In three week from the day we met them, they will be baptized. That´s how powerful missionary work is when members invite the people they know to hear the gospel. In Conference they said that with all of these missionaries, God is preparing more people´s hearts to hear the Gosple. I am sure that that is true.
We saw how Heavenly Father uses His children to help His children this week. With things so simple like a bag of tomatoes. I will tell you really fast. We were going to an appointment with our bishop one night and a guy stopped us and asked us to help him jump his wall to get into his house. The houses are built like prisons here and he was locked out. Hoping that that was actually his house and that we weren´t assisting a robbery, we gave him a boost and he got in. He opened the door from the inside and asked us if he could help us in anything. He sells fruit and veggies and asked us if we wanted some. There is a sister in the ward that really needs tomatoes so she can sell chilaquilas but they are too expensive. So the guy said that we could come by the next day and he would give us two kilos. We knocked on the door and he opened it with the tomatoes in his hand. We taught him and then took the tomatoes to the sister. She was so glad to have them. I am convinced that miracles for us is just logic thinking for God. He just moves his chess pieces.
All of our investigators are finally coming back from vacation so this should be a sick week. Mexico City is still nuts. Hot. Cold. Rainy. Sunny. All of that in the same day. And then there are all of the sounds you here in the street. All weird and funny. The gas has a sound, the tamales have another, the old steel trucks yell something else, then there´s the water and the bread boy, and the garbage bell.  It´s an endless stream of noise and people and all of them need the healing and redemptive power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Even the people who stand in the streets all day offering to clean your windshield. Live and share the Gospel! I love you and pray for you.  Les mando un abrazote!
Elder Hubbard