Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thailand Week 55: Bangnaa


Aloha Family!

After a week's work in Bangna, it wasn't until I attended church that I started to connect the dots of why I am here. What is my purpose? Why do I want to share this gospel?

That very moment that things "clicked", helped me remember the special role the Holy Ghost has in my life. I am so thankful for the companionship of the Holy Ghost. As of today, I am filled with great gratitude to be able to receive guidance and knowledge through the still small voice of the Holy Ghost, strengthening my testimony of the restored gospel.

"God has established families to bring happiness to His children, allow them to learn correct principles in a loving atmosphere, and prepare them for eternal life." Happiness. That's what God wants for each one of us. As a missionary, I have been able to recognize that when families are able to learn, love and care for each other, will have peace, joy and happiness in our lives. It all starts off with learning and applying the correct principles in our lives. These principles are offered to us which are from our Loving Heavenly Father. It's the Gospel. I know that love is central to everything that this Gospel. God gave this gospel to us because He loves us!

" 47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him." - Moroni 7:47


It is all centered on love.

I wanted to talk a bit about marriage, but as soon I typed it... It didn't make sense. Haha. But I've been reading a lot about families this past week. I learned that Satan is progressively attacking families, especially through pornography. It really does do damage to families. But, thankfully, through the gospel, which is centered of God's love for us; Jesus Christ's atonement. We are able to repent, forgive, and become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. This past week, I have been able to witness for myself the great and tender mercies of the Lord. I was able to see hearts healed, families come closer together, and peace restored within their homes. This is why I want to share the gospel. 

It blesses families beyond imagination.

I know that Jesus is the Christ. That through Him, families are able to be together forever. I know that Joseph Smith restored this Gospel once again on this earth. I know this because I did read the Book of Mormon, and I did receive a witness from the Holy Ghost. I know that I am a part of this "marvelous work" of the Lord, and I am thankful that I am. It's such a blessing. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

- Elder Santeco!!!! ☀🌮

I had Mac and Cheese. It was so good.

This is Brother Wseem. :) He's awesome.

I have a bunch of other pictures from the previous weeks... but I don't know which one I sent already... so I'll just wont send them. Haha

I also got in contact with Uncle Chadchai and Pine yesterday. :) We'll see if we can meet up someday! :)


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