Monday, October 14, 2013

It is so Important to BE OBEDIENT

Our goofy Zone!
This week went by pretty fast again!  This week an Elder went home because he was disobedient to the rules.  Obviously it was a big deal, not just like he slept in or cause he bought something on Sunday (Which I am not saying isn't a big deal, just not big enough to be sent home).  It was a very sad thing.  So I've been thinking again a lot about obedience. I'm sure I'll bring this up a lot in my letters but it's so important to be obedient.  To serve with all our heart, might, mind and strength like we are asked to do.  We must stop fighting against Heavenly Father and instead give our whole selves to Him.  We cannot rationalize partial obedience, laziness, or outright rebelliousness in keeping the rules of the mission.  When you disregard what you know to be right, what you know to be the Lord's expectations of one called and set apart as His representative, you are in dangerous territory.  It is a danger, as real as any you may face on the streets at home.  Just as you have been taught and trained to avoid danger on the streets there, the danger is just as real if you just casually observe the mission rules as well as outright willful disobedience to God's commandments.  Even inching close to the line can bring irreversible consequences to you, your family, your friends and all those you care about and to your future happiness for years to come. It's a domino effect, I tell you!!  So start now and be obedient.  Get in the habit of this RIGHT NOW.  I don't ever want to see someone fall.  Especially on their missions. 

Elder Horton, Elder Intreago, My Training Leader & Me!
BUT ANYWAYS!!!! We placed another baptismal fecha (day) this week so that's another miracle at its finest. Her name is Rosario and she is a strong mother of four.  The only hard thing is she's living with this man, so we get to teach her about the law of chastity this month, which will be some fun, in Spanish!  I'm actually really excited.  I think she's willing to do whatever it takes to be baptized.  We also found 2 new investigators this week!  We found one while he was a little intoxicated and said we'd come back if he promised not to drink until we taught him and he didn't so that's some great progress right there if you ask me.  His name is Sebastian and I didn't think he was too promising until we taught him how to pray last night at 9:30 and he said he felt very happy in his heart.  We're teaching him tomorrow night the first lesson so that will be really cool.  The young woman are fantastic!  We weren't able to officially get our callings this week because it was stake conference, but next week we will officially be counselors in the young womens!! AHHH.  So excited.  Sorry I'm not writing too much this week.  I'm a bit warn out and we got to the computers late today! OOPS! 
Visiting Santo Locialla for the Day
Our New Fridge!!  Cause ours broke.  We are so excited
Kay, well I love and cherish you all.
Hope all is going well. 2.5 months officially in the mission this week already.  Can't believe it.  Hope you all have a super sassy week!!
xooxox CHAO! 
Hermana Cook :)
Going around the Santo Locialla acting like tourists!
Night time view, Beautiful!
Visiting Santo Locialla
Having fun and being silly!
Lots of Graffiti everywhere
More Graffiti
Elder Alldredge taking pictures of himselfwith my camera!
A beautiful Carousel we saw
Trying on Goofy Hats
Now for some really silly Sweaters
Shall we get these??

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