Monday, April 2, 2012

Semana 57: On The Lord's Errand

Semana 57: On The Lord's Errand

Well it is Monday again and time to fill ya'll in on everything. It has been good. My new companion Elder Ayala is a really good missionary. His humility is what I admire most. He and his sister are the only two members in his family of six siblings. He is a convert of two years just as I am too! Elder Ayala is 25 and decided to serve a mission. I think that says a lot about him! It has been fun speaking more Spanish with him. He understands English pretty well but he still has a thick accent. He has not had many opportunities to study or receive a formal education but what he lacks in education he makes up for it in his love for the Savior. President Leonard calls him my "living Liahona" If I need to know where to go, let Elder Ayala lead the way.

The work is still slow out here in good 'ol Price so not much has changed in that aspect. I'm really trying my hardest so that Heavenly Father can bless us. We need all the blessings we can receive here. "I, the Lord, am abound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no bpromise." (D&C 82:10) I continue to learn humbling lessons day in and day out in this town. It makes me very humbled to look back at how much I've learned this past year and see how much more I have to learn. I laugh at how I thought I knew so much when my understanding was so small. I'm sure Heavenly Father laughs with me. :) The mission teaches you all about your short comings and weaknesses. That is one of the blessings of this precious time. 

We got a call this week from some missionaries that said a Hispanic man stopped them in the church parking lot and told them he likes our church and wants to get baptized. We ended up going over to a set of apartments in between General Conference sessions on Saturday and began knocking doors. What happens next is a miracle. We knock a door and then the door behind us is opened. It turned out to be Guadalupe and that he was visiting his sister’s apartment. I've talked to her before and she was not interested at all in speaking with us but Guadalupe came outside. We invited him to the priesthood session and he ended up coming! We then had an appointment with him on Sunday and it went great. He said he is excited to come to church on Saturday and that was just music to my ears.

I hope you all had a chance to watch General Conference. The Priesthood session would have been perfect for Darrell. Words cannot describe my love for General Conference. The first time President Monson got up to the podium during the Saturday morning session I had goose bumps. It just reaffirms my knowledge that he is a prophet of God. I know President Monson is a prophet of God just as I know the sun will rise tomorrow. He is the perfect example of living life on the Lord's errand.

If you get a minute, watch Henry B. Eyring's talk from the Saturday morning session. It was just what I needed. M. Russell Ballard's talk during the Sunday afternoon session was really good too, among other great talks.

That's about it for this week. I hope things are going well at home. Tell Kodi to not give up on his homework. This is the hardest time of the school year. The sun starts to come out and homework seems much more difficult. This is when champions are made though. Let me know when he gets his acceptance letters. I love you all and do not forget to always be on the Lord's errand. Vaya con Dios.

Dios es amor,

Elder Bennion

1 comment:

  1. Hey Elder Bennion!!!
    My son is Zac Payne. We live in Thatcher,AZ. Yesterday Zac told me he found your blog while searching for stuff about St George. We are EXCITED to follow you!!! Zac recently got his call-- Utah St George Spanish speaking!!! He will report to the MTC May 30th. I hope he will meet you some day. It sounds like you have the BEST mission in the whole world! Keep up the good work!