Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Proclamation Family...December 28, 2015

I find it very hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone and I only have one more skyping time with my family!  New Years is this week (which means another hopping party and hardly any work here) and a new year.  I had plenty of time to do some thinking this week and ponder on the many miracles I have seen in my life (due to a fabulous Mission Party thrown by Sister Searle) and the time I have been priveledged with in the mission.  Here is what I came up with:
My family and the example of my parents (especially my dad).  On the 24th we saw 4 young men (when I say young, I mean about 12 or 11) walking in the street with beer bottles and saying very foul things.  I am grateful for the traditions my parents have given me.  We ate dinner at a less active family's house and their father wants nothing to do with the church.  I was surprised he ate with us.  I am truly grateful that my family is a "Proclamation" family!  I got an email from a lady in our ward who's son just got diagnosed with Diabetes (he is also one of the coolest special needs kids I know) and she was so grateful for the Christlike love my Dad has for him visiting him in the hospital! Thanks very much dad for your preisthood example.  After skyping, everyone commented on how beautiful my mother is!  I guess that means my Dad worked pretty hard on his mission right??;) 
My mission has really been a great miracle in my eyes!  I really still see myself as an 18 year old high school grad and the difference after the mission might be big but it is all due to the little things I have. I know the scriptures are real and I have come to love them.  I know that the preisthood power has been restored and through that power we can recieve many wonderful blessings.  I even have come to realize how insignificant I am compared to the wonders our Father in Heaven makes.  But through my obedience and hard work I can do wonders. 
It has been a wonderful experience to be training a zone leader and I just found out I will be training another one here in Soledad 2000.  I am grateful for another opprtuinity to be able to improve and accomplish even more this coming transfer.  All the blessings we recieve come through our obedience and hard work!  Hope you all have a very happy New Year!!
Elder Slack

1 comment:

  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Colombia? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Colombia in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez