Called To Serve

Called To Serve
Mexico, Mexico City North

Monday, May 2, 2016

Letter #95

This week Fabiola was going to come to church, but as we know satan works in many ways. If he can't attack her, he will attack her family. Fabiola was with her sister and her sister started to drink a lot! Fabiola couldn't move her sister and had to take care of her all Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Some thoughts that I had as I read the talk, The Will of the Father in All Things, by Elder Holland are:
The story of Nephi. He had made a promise with God to obey him in all things. Not long after his declaration to obey God put him to the test by asking him to kill Laban. God gives us opportunities to prove ourselves worthy of being with him and to show how much we really love him. Also something I thought was interesting was that it is obedience to God and nothing else. If Nephi were to only obey the commandments he wouldn't have killed Laban, but he knew that what God requires is that we obey HIM, not just a structured system. 
I also thought of how Nephi´s decision to obey and kill Laban allowed us to be members of the church today. It led the way for the restoration and the Book of Mormon. My ancestors´ faith in crossing the plains and obeying God allowed me to have the gospel and serve in Mexico. Every decision that we make will affect generations.
Love you,
Elder Finlinson

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