They didn´t celebrate Easter here. I guess it´s not really a thing. So that was a little sad, because I love Easter! But I really could study about my Savior and strengthen my testimony. I like the Ensign from this month that says being weak is not a sin! (the article) It really helped me understand, finally, what GRACE is. I am so grateful for the Savior´s atoning sacrifice, and the forgiveness that He gives us to overcome sin and the GRACE He gives us to overcome weakness. It´s an infinite, perfect power, that we are mere mortal beings have access to!
I am so thankful I am a missionary! I am living my dream. Sometimes I get too caught up in the mission life and forget what I am actually doing. But it´s a beautiful moment when I remember that I LONGED to be a missionary my whole life, and now, I am here. Helping REAL sons of daughters of God, watching them become who they need to be.
I am really working hard to change myself here for the better on the mission. Some think I will come home the same, just older and wiser, but what I am aiming for is an Elder Holland life changing, ETERNITY changing experience. And it´s work! It´s noticing and admitting weaknesses and working to overcome them.
But VALE LA PENA. I know I can´t do it without our Savior, either. It´s my eternal goal! Speaking of that, when the Choir sang I Believe in Christ I was amazed! It´s been about 9 months since I have heard that song and now that I speak two languages, when I hear things in English I really think about the words. My heart rejoiced and echoed the 4th verse.
I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
From him I'll gain my fondest dream;
And while I strive through grief and pain,
His voice is heard: "Ye shall obtain."
I believe in Christ; so come what may,
With him I'll stand in that great day
When on this earth he comes again
To rule among the sons of men.
I know the Church is true! I know I am doing what´s right. You have my prayers and my love, continually.
Love, love, love, love you