Elder Lawson's Adventures in Honduras

Elder Lawson's Adventures in Honduras
Heleman 13:4, "And it came to pass that they would not suffer that he should enter into the city; therefore he went and got upon the wall thereof, and stretched forth his hand and cried with a loud voice, and prophesied unto the people whatsoever things the Lord put into his heart."

Monday, June 2, 2014

....And then there was LIGHT!

Hey Family!  

I have good news this week!  We had 2 baptisms!  Franklin and Deyvis (Davis) got baptized!  Woooo!  We´ve been working with them both for a while, so it was very satifying to see them finally putting all they´ve learned to work!  Franklin got married to Chaio who is already a member and then right after the wedding we had the baptism!  Elder Baez and I were really happy because it seems like we´ve been working really hard with no reported results so it was great to finally have baptism together!  A little more light in our lives!  

Speaking of light, it´s gone out every night this week!  And rumor has it that this will be the new normal.  In the rainy season there isn't enough energy to support all of Honduras so the big city eats it all up and they just cut the power in smaller parts like Monjaras and Buena Vista.  It makes teaching the gospel a little harder, but we manage.  The worst is when it doesn't come back at night because it is HOT trying to sleep without a fan.  It´s crazy how we so often take advantage of the fact that we always have power in our houses!  Light is so important!  

Speaking of light, Who is the greastest of all lights?  None other than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Ever heard the song "The Lord is my light"?  Well, there you have it, He is our light!  Whenever we get to a member's house and there is no power they always say the obvious "The light went out huh?" And we're like "yeah..." but then I always say no!  I´ve got the Light right here!  And I pull out a pass along card with Jesus on it.  They just laugh and say "oh Elder!"  haha but it´s true!  Jesus Christ is the Light that completes us!  

I was reminded of a talk I read by Tyler Jarvis, a math professor at BYU.  He talked of the Liberty Bell and how it has a crack in it.  He said that many people might look at the bell and think that it is broken and good for nothing.  He then said that someone once said that through the crack the light gets in.  He talked about how we aren't perfect, never have been, never will be, we all have cracks, but those cracks are what makes us human and lets the light come in!  Jesus Christ is our light.  He comes into our souls and completes us!  We CAN become perfect but only though him!  

So do it!  Become perfect in Chirst.  Repent and be the best you can be!  Read your scriptures, invite your friends to church, go to the temple, do it all so you can be closer to him.  I know you can do it!  

I hope you all have a spledid week!  I know I will!  I only have 10 left so I gotta make them count!  

Love ya!
Elder Lawson

Franklin and Chaio

Franklin and Deyvis baptism

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