Sunday, March 9, 2014

Quorum of the 12!

So mis amigos y famila I think the subject of this message says it all! This week we got to go to the Temple in Mexico City and have a meeting at the old MTC there! We were told earlier in the week that we would be having a conference with Elder Quentin L. Cook and I was thinking that that was going to be pretty cool! So we get there and were waiting and when we go in and sit down and continue waiting. After 10 min the Apostle walks into the room and it was not Elder Cook.... It was Elder Dallin H. Oaks!!! we had a conference with Elder Oaks!! He walked in and we got to give him a saludos or a hand shake it was one of the coolest things ever!! He is super funny and LEGIT!! Part of our Area Presidency was there also -  Elder Miron and  Elder Valenzuela (first quorum of the 70) it was so cool! I received so much inspiration and revelation from Elder Oaks! Here is a little of what I learned!

First he talked about street contacting! He recounted a time when he was doing a conference just like that one just outside of the U.S. and there were eight missionaries who were with him, four from the two different missions. He said when they got to the airport four from one mission surrounded him and was talking with him and his wife. Then he said that he realized that the other four from the other mission were gone and he was looking around the lobby and he saw the other four talking with people and contacting them! He then went on to tell us of the importrance of contacting and talking with people! He then proceded to tell us how we are blessed to be here in Mexico because over in Europe, where there is not a lot of solid Christian places, it's hard for them to teach and contact. He then went on to tell a joke and this is the joke: every time a missionary knocks on a door in Denmark somone is baptised in Mexico! He then told us to talk with lots of people, he wants this joke to be true! So that was great!

He then went on to talk about the importance of Sacrament Meeting. He said we are working in a very Catholic country and most of these converts were Catholics and they are not used to going to church every week. He told us to talk about the importance of the sacrament and how it is a weekly thing! He then went on to talk about the General Authorities and how they are so important in stake conferences, but don't have the opportunity to take the sacrament regularly. He told us when President Monson became the President of the Church he set aside the first Thursday of every month to be a fast day for the first presidency the Quorum of the 12 and the First 2 Quorums of the 70! He said those are some of the most spritual experience he has had! He said its so important that we take it once a week and to be taking it and renewing thier covenants with the Lord!

This is a picture of the missionaries in Brett's mission at the conference he talked about this week.
It was so cool to hear from him and I about peed my pants when he walked in, he is funny and very smart in a lot of things! Elder Oaks gave me the insperation and revelation that I need to be a better missionary!  And yes his talk was in English and was translated into Spanish!

I love you all and hope all is well have a good week all!

Elder Darcy

Elder Brett Jeffrey Darcy
Calle Porvenir No. 8
Col. Centro, Chalco
Edo. De Mèxico
C.P. 56600, Mèxico

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