Monday, October 12, 2015

week 27 (10/12/2015)

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great week! Crazy how fast the time flies, feels like i was just writing my last group email.... hahah 
This week Javier Vega was baptized, it was a great experience and I'm so grateful for the opportunity that I have to be here in Yukyry, the people really do change your life. 
This week we had to opportunity to talk with a friend of a family in the ward, her name is Rosio. We were talking with her and explaining the Plan of Salvation. This plan answers 3 big questions, where did we come from? why are we here? and where will we go after this life? We were talking with her about why we are here, and about why we have to pass through so many trials in this life. I did an example, I asked her to picture two different people. The first person always has a smile on their face, they live an easy life they have everything they need they never have any problems and they are always happy. Then, the next person had a rough life. They passed some big trials and some grand difficulties, but were able to overcome them and now they are happy and their life is in better order. Out of the two people, who do you think is really happier? 
She stopped to think for a second, and then responded without the slightest bit of hesitation, the second person.
Sometimes we pass through trials that we just don't understand, and all we want is for them to go away, we ask why? we ask why me? And we want to give up a lot of the time. What we don't realize, is that these times are from the Lord. These times are for us, these times can make us stronger, they can make us better and in the end of it all these times can make us happier if we let them.
I know sometimes life gets hard, but if we look at things from a different point of few if we realize that the Lord really has a plan for us, that it may be that these times are the worst, but at the end of it all. When we make it through we will look back on these times with gratitude, because without passing through the misery, we could never know and appreciate the happiness.
I love you all!! 
I hope you have a great week!! 
Trust in the Lord. 
Don't forget to pray.

with love,
Hermana Speakman

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