I'm no longer in Thonburi! One transfer in an area is seriously not long enough. It was sad leaving Thonburi. Elder Hixson and I were making great progress in the Lord's work! But I am sure that him and his new companion will have an awesome time working in Thonburi. That being said, I am now serving in Lopburi with Elder Xaiyavong. He's from Laos and is a stud! I am super excited to work with him this transfer. We'll be doing great things!
This past week, I was able to listen to general conference! I LOVE IT!
I can't believe that I slept through so many general conferences back at home. The messages that are shared by the prophets are always amazing! I made a promise to myself that when I go home, I will watch,listen, and/or read all of the general conferences. It'll be fun.
I had many spiritual impressions while listening to the prophets, one of them was when Elder K Brett Nattress gave a talk called, "No Greater Joy Than to Know That They Know" He shared an experience that helped me gain a greater appreciation for my parent's example of living the gospel...
“Mom, why are you doing this to us? Why are you reading the Book of Mormon every morning?” I then made a statement that I am embarrassed to admit to. In fact, I can’t believe I actually said it. I told her, “Mom, I am not listening!”
Her loving response was a defining moment in my life. She said, “Son,I was at a meeting where President Marion G. Romney taught about the blessings of scripture reading. During this meeting, I received a promise that if I would read the Book of Mormon to my children every day, I would not lose them.”
"She then looked me straight in the eyes and, with absolute determination, said, “And I will not lose you!”
Her words pierced my heart. Notwithstanding my imperfections, I was worth saving! She taught me the eternal truth that I am a son of a loving Heavenly Father. I learned that no matter what the circumstance, I was worth it."
I love you mom and dad. Your examples of living the gospel and developing Christ-like attributes has been one of the greatest inspiration for me. Which has eventually motivated me to learn and come unto Christ. It is truly a joy being able to say that I know that the Book of Mormon is true and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church of God with no hesitation.
Aside from Mom and Dad, I am thankful for everyone! You've all have done something Christlike and it constantly builds my desire to be more like my Savior Jesus Christ.
I know that Jesus Christ lives! He is our Savior and Redeemer. He loves you!
- Elder Santeco
Ahhhhh.... I LOVE THE BOOK OF MORMON!
Monkey see. Monkey eat.
Monkeys are friends. :)