The title of this email refers to a VERY common phrase here. When you ask people if they will go to church, or read, or pretty much do anything. A ton of people simply respond "Con el Favor de Dios." Which translates to mean "With the favor of God."
But really saying it so many times... it does tend to get old. Ha ha. Because we as sons and daughters of God, have AGENCY. The will of God will always be there. But our efforts and actions will determine the blessings we will receive. Are we worthy of them?
God doesnt complicate things, we are the ones who complicate things.
D&C 132:8 "Behold, mine house is a house of order, saith the Lord God, and not a house of confusion."
His commandments, and his expectations are very clear. It is the excuses and pretexts that we as humans put that complicate things. If we apply more faith and less fear we will be happier people, and better prepared to return in his presence.
In our current area there are times when thousands of birds pass over us singing all nice, they have yellow heads and look pretty also. Obviously this picture doesnt even begin to do it justice, and they wouldnt all fit. But I wanted you to get the gist of it.
Fine fine... we finally gave in and got Zone Jerseys (just the majority of the sisters from my Zone representing in this picture). I havent had one my whole mission, so I was pushing for it in this Zone. Ha ha. On the backs it has our last name and a number. As you should all well know. Mine says Smith with the number 5. Best number ever.
AND Ana who was confirmed a member last week, was called yesterday as the Young Womens Secretary in our ward. WHOO!!! :)
ALSO we ate with Mayra and her family Saturday. They signed up to feed the sister missionaries (us).
Check these converts out, I am SUPER proud of them!
I love you all, and I hope you have a Fantastic week. And dont just leave it up to the favor of God, DO something about it! :)