It's not so much "whatever that means." It's whoever...

"Dear Elder Cannon: you are hereby called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Colombia Bogota North Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months...You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language... "

Monday, August 20, 2012

My dear family,

This week was pretty good. Still working hard. Still pluggin along. Still loving life.

Did I tell you about Elder Christopher Waddell of the 70 that came to speak to us? Because he did. There's a picture of all of the Zones here in Bogota with President and Sister Andelin, and Elder Waddell. It was an amazing conference. In the picture, I'm up in the top left side, and my son is right above me. What's even cooler is that this Saturday, Elder D. Todd  Christopherson is coming to speak to the Bogota North and South Missions, and then on Sunday, we get to listen to him again in a special stake conference here in Suba. It's going to be so cool! :D

So, the work is going well. We found a huge neighborhood this week that we didn't know was part of our ward. So we went to work, knocking doors like crazy. We've found some pretty receptive people so far, along with our Elders Quorum President and his family. Hehe. 

Rocio is still progressing. After we finish here, we're going to have a family night with her and another family in the ward. She's been really willing and ready to hear all of the different comandments we've taught her so far. Last week in District meeting, I talked about dividing the sheep from the goats, like it talks about in Matthew 25:30-32. I think. It's around there somewhere. There are people who, when they hear the voice of the Shepherd, they'll come, and follow Him. Those are the sheep. The goats don't really follow any specific master. They just go wherever they want. They maybe tend to be more rebelious, etc. as well. So this week we were looking for sheep. Because when we find them, they'll listen, and come, and become part of the fold of God. But if they're goats, then we'll be spending all our time chasing them around, trying to get them to read or pray or come to church. In D&C 4:4, it says that "the field is white, already to harvest..." Wouldn't it be something foolish to try to plant seeds, when the field is ready to harvest? Preach My Gospel chapter 9 talks a lot about simply having the faith that God is preparing the hearts of the people, and that there are people here who are prepared and ready to listen to our message. 

So that's what I've been working on. Just believing and trusting in God that He will lead me to those people who are prepared to hear this message. And I know that as I work with diligence and obedience, He will. 

Anyway, life's good. I'm just loving the mish. It's tough at times, but "after much tribulation come the blessings." That's from D&C 58. Not sure which verse. 

I love you all. Keep on keepin on, eh?

-Elder Moscas

P.S. Warming up? The sun is WARMING UP??

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