We Have Claim to the Mercy Christ Offers Us


Wellllll there’s currently 10 days till Christmas! So I think tha’ts pretty swell. I honestly have just run out of ideas to write... so here comes another really short letter.  This week was pretty good.  We had a Multi-zone Conference and it’s always good to hear from President Dester.  He’s pretty awesome.  His wife is really funny and everyone says she looks like my Grandma Draper.  She can’t speak very much Spanish, but she always tries, it’s super awesome.  So anyways, after that we had a pretty good week.  We had three investigators in church, that’s more than I’ve had in a while. Francisca, our investigator with a baptismal date, didn’t go.. so bummer there.  But we had a lesson with Gladys and we taught about the importance of going to church in the plan of salvation.  It was a great lesson, and her daughter is now listening too.  And then at the end, she said, like almost everyone in Honduras, “vamos a ver,” or “we’ll see”... so I didn’t think she would come to church, but she did!   I’m sure there was a little bit of divine help.  

I just wanted to share a few thoughts about going to church.  Beside the fact that it’s a commandment, it’s something really important.  Our purpose here is to prepare ourselves in this life to meet God, and there is no better place than in church.  There we learn then things we need to do to return to God.  We learn about the gospel and His plan for us.  It’s also part of repentance.  There was a conference talk about that in October.  I don’t remember who it was, but he talked about the importance of the sacrament.  Really when we take the sacrament, we are promising to remember Jesus Christ, to follow Him and His commandments, and take His name upon us, and that’s part of repentance.  When we repent, we have to be better than before and progress, and as we take the sacrament, promising these things each week and striving to complete these promises, we are also in the process of repenting and being better and progressing.  And when we are doing that, we have claim to the mercy Christ offers us and we can be clean.  Which means we can return to God clean.  I know it’s important to go to church.  It’s not an option.  It’s necessary for our Salvacion.  So go to church if you’re not, and keep going if you are. It’s for your salvation.  

Love you all and happy birthday to my old sister Charlee, love ya a ton!
Elder Ollis

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