Cómo están? Anoche fue muy buenisimo! Me gusto la opportunidad que tuve para hablar con ustedes. Intenté a explicar bien Paraguay, pero, creo que no hice un buen hecho. Lo siento!
Como che pehengue, Aipota rocompartise mijimindedive (Yo quiero compartir un poco mensaje). Being here in Paraguay has helped me to see the true points of what life is about. Happiness isn´t about money - or popularity - it´s about family. The people here have so much less that we do in the United States of America, but I promise you they are much happier. Almost every single person I have talked to deeply loves their family members. They want to help them to the best of their ability. Even if their best ability is finding a way to put bread on the table every day. But like this love, we can experience the same! I know that families are so important. They help us learn and grow. They help us to know right from wrong. They help us to feel loved. And what´s more, we have a Heavenly Father who feels the same. He loves us more than any of us can imagine. As God the Father, He has the ability to bless our lives. He wants to! But He can only do so through our obedience to His principles, like the 10 commandments, Jesus the Christ´s teachings, and teachings of living prophets and apostles in our day. I testify that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Eternal Father, who is our Savior and Redeemer. He can save us through His grace and mercy, but only AFTER all we can do. But Jesus Christ is always waiting with open arms to receive us. We can go to him through faith, repentance, and baptism by immersion by someone who has the proper authority, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost by the same, and persevering until the end. Faith and repentance is a life process - not a onetime occurrence. It becomes part of us! We change, and through this process, we become more like our Savior. Little by little. One more amazing thing about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is that families have the opportunity to be sealed together forever. Not just this life, because there is more after death, but for forever. Our families can spend eternity in the presence of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, 2 different loving people, our Father and Brother, who want this for us. This is done though God´s authority and power, which was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon from ancient records of the Americas. The Book of Mormon helps us see the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With the Holy Bible, we have 2 eyes, one being the Bible and the other the Book of Mormon, which allows us to see clearly the truth. And we can know the truth through prayer. It is simply a conversation with our Heavenly Father. He will answer - if we have faith and are diligent. Faith is belief combined with actions. The Apostle James tells us the relation between faith and works. Furthermore, we must be willing to act on the answer. If we only want to know, but will not do anything about the answer we receive, God won´t answer your prayer. That is why we need to be sincere, believing, and asking with real intention. I know the promise of James to be true. I know the promise of the American prophet Moroni to be true. Try it for yourself. Be willing to change, and through this faith to follow God, you will receive an answer. I promise, as a representative of Jesus Christ, that this will happen. The answer won´t be huge - but it will be direct to our hearts. Everyone receives an answer differently. But it can be peace, love, acceptance, and a desire to change for the better.
Like my hermano gemelo, I want to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point in my life. Everyone I know has been an influence in who I am today. I want to thank everyone for their examples of faith and action. True Christianity is Love in Action. I testify of this to be true. I know it with all of my heart and soul. I love you and hope the very best for each and every one of the amazing people who has helped me. Che rohayhu!! Les quiero mucho!!
With sincerity and love,
Elder David E. Watson
Final Pictures July 10, 2012
5 years ago