February 10, 2014
So this week was pretty uneventful, but that really was just because most of the week was spent planning, getting ready for and advertising a ward missionary activity, where we hiked up to Montserrat, which is a two hour hike that was absolutely amazing. It was actually pretty crazy too, because we were at the back of the group to help people and make sure nobody got left behind, and we met up with a group of girls, and one of them was sick and super dehydrated, so we helped her, and it eventually got to the point where they called an ambulance, but we had to get her up to the top of the mountain, so we had a bunch of us helping and we also had the chance to use our priesthood, which was actually a really spiritual experience.
Other than that though, there wasn't much that happened this week....oh, I guess one story was that we were going through the metro with a member who was helping us, and he was apparently using a metro card that wasn't his, and he got caught, so we had to pay 50 Euros or he would have gone to jail, because he is also here in Spain illegally... so that was fun. It actually is a super funny experience in hindsight, but while we were there it was kind of nail biting for a minute :P
So, to end I just thought I would add in another spiritual thought, about the Book of Mormon, and this is actually basically what we teach to all our investigators, because it is super important. The Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion. If it is true, then Joseph Smith translated it through the power of God, the priesthood, which is restored again on the earth today, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on the earth, with the same organization that existed when Christ organized it when he was on the earth, with prophets, apostles, the 70, stakes, wards, deacons, teachers, priests, elders, high priests, all of it is the same, and all of it is true, if the Book of Mormon is true. And if it is true, and we know it is true, then we are obligated to act on it, and follow the example of Christ, and have faith, repent, be baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. And if we do that then we can be guaranteed our Father in Heaven will look after us and protect us and guide us throughout all of our lives, no matter what circumstance we are in. But the only way to know, is to read the Book of Mormon, and pray with a sincere heart and real intent, and then listen and feel the Spirit testify that it is true.
I love you all, and thank you for your support.