HOLA MI FAMILIA Y AMIGOS!!!
All goes well here! It has been a good week! Actually it has been a few good weeks and all! We had transfers and Elder Thomson and I are still together! It has been so much fun! I have loved being here in Chalco! It truly has been a great time! A few weeks ago we had a couple of confrences with a member of the area Seventy and the Elder who came was Elder Salinez! He is so cool! Then we had a multi-stake meeting and it was great! Elder Salinez talked about auto sufficency! It was super cool! Then ontop of that we had Stake Conference this last week! This was so cool, it was transmited from SLC! Other than that i cant believe November is already more than half over! CRAZINESS!!
So I do have to say I am proud to be an American!!... When Elder Salinez was here he talked about the auto sufficency! it was great and he told us"I wish Mexico could be more like the U.S!" I was like WOW that is super crazy!! He explained that In the US we pay our tithings we fast and we give service and it's not like the end of the world! It was actually kind of funny! When he said that the American Missionaries startd to laugh and well the Latin missionaries and members did not....... i guess they didnt find it that funny.... but it was cool! He said because we do those things in the U.S. he was like U.S. is on the first of two leves of auto sufficency! He explained that the first level was spiritual! with praying, reading the scriptures, going to the church, going to the temple, fasting, paying a full AND honest tithing, and service! He focused more on the first level because he said that Mexico is not even there yet! I was kind of intrested in what is in the second level because it souds like we are working for that back home! But it was super cool! It's always cool to be in the presence of a Seventy because they have such a strong spirit with them!
So Yesterday was cool because of the announcment of auto sufficency Mexico city, Pachuca (hildalgo), and Morelos (curnavaca) had a HUGE multi stake confrence transmited from SLC!! The Presiding General Authority was Elder Neil .L. Anderson! He was acompanied by Elder Richard .J. Maynes from the presidency of the Seventy, and from the Seventy Elder Daniel L Johonson and Elder Benjamin De Hoyos! They were also acompanied by sister Linda .S. Reves from the Relif society General \Presidency!
The conference was great! I have to admit it made us all smile when sister Reves, Elder Maynes and Elder Anderson gave their talks cause you could hear thier Gringo accents! It was funny but the talks were great! I do have to add that for Elder Anderson, he had a hard time saying capacitación and we all kind of chukkled but it was great!
Elder Johnson talked about how we are all a family of god and how we need to care for one another! He also talked about the importance of personal and family scripture study! He said something that is very true!! He said: There does not exist no reason to justify not studying the scriptures! I was like woah Que fuerte or how strong was that!
Elder De Hoyos talked about the importance of turning to the Lord in this work and he used the scripter from Matthew 11:28-30 which is:
Elder Anderson finshed with the home run! He talked about sacrifice and what we need to be willing to do and what we need to sacrifice! He also said something that got to me and that is "we need to sacrifice something good for something better" But it was great! He not only talked about sacrifice but he also talked about the blessings of sacrifice which is important!
So Ya my week was good I hope you all have a good week and that all goes well! I love you all and wish you the best!
Elder Brett Jeffrey Darcy
Calle Porvenir No. 8
Col. Centro, Chalco
Edo. De Mèxico
C.P. 56600, Mèxico