Monday, March 21, 2016

The Holy Ghost is Free...Week 38 2000 miles walked in Paraguay

Starting the email is always the worst. I never know what to say and feel like I say the same thing every time. Lets get right to the chase I guess. 
So this week, we had a lesson with two members, Mercedez and Maria Isabel. They are the aunts of Maikol who was baptized about 2 months ago. When we got there, they told us that one of their kids told them, "Mom i think we need more "spirituality" here". So we shared a scripture with them and set the goal to have family prayer every day. After, they asked us how to help them with Maikol. He is a little rebellious right now and they think he is feeling a little abandoned by his parents so is not listening to them. We told them that we are not counselors, but missionaries. But we told them the Holy Ghost can help. In the scripture in Moroni 8 25 and 26 that we shared, it reads the Holy Ghost will stay with us, through diligence in prayer. We explained that if more "spirituality" is in the home after family prayers that can help them all have more patience and more love in the home. They then asked us if we know a psychologist. And we started talking about that, but then at the very end of talking how it was expensive, Maria Isabel turns to Mercedez and says, "Hey, we gotta get on this family prayer. The Holy Ghost is a lot cheaper than a psychologist, its free!" hahaha We were laughing super hard. Looking back at it, it is very true, and the Holy Ghost will always help us! We read in the bible that the Heavenly Father sends the Holy Ghost in His name, and He is the comforter. He brings feelings of joy, peace, happiness and other good feelings. If we put our trust in the Lord, we can receive the comfort we need through the Holy Ghost. 

Oh, and HAPPY EASTER WEEK! I love Easter, and being on the mission has helped me understand the true meaning of Easter, Jesus Christ and his Atonement. He lives. Our Lord and Savior LIVES! Jesus Christ suffered the sins, pains, trials, and afflictions of the world. He paid the price for our sins, and through Him, we can become clean and return to live with God again. He suffered our pains, He already passed through our trials. The Atonement is real. It works just as much with repentance as it does with comfort. Because He suffered for our pains, He knows how to give us strength. We can call on the power of the Atonement through prayer, and through the Holy Ghost, we can receive the strength, the comfort we need in our lives. I am so grateful for my Savior and His Atonement. I love the new video the church produced, you have probably already seen it but heres the link anyways!

The mission is the best to help me realize the true meaning to our lives. I have learned so much about my Savior and my love for Him has grown so much. I hope you all enjoy Easter, and take some time in between eating all the candy the Easter Bunny brings to remember your Savior, Jesus Christ!

Elder Zaugg

sorry, i have no pics this week. so like, just go watch the video. or go look at the blog or something...

Average 56 miles walked in Paraguay.  I will have a new pedometer today!

Elder Castro& Bridge on right, Elder Struhs on Left
Elder Castro

Yessica, a new convert of Castro & Bridge
Elder Bridge getting in some stretching....They were on splits together

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