Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A week full of self-examination

Hey fam!

Wow! i have been recieving a lot of news from home and it sounds like things are just changing like crazy! you guys are all just growing and moving forward! its so awesome! im happy for you! 

Change lots of times is hard, sometimes its change for the better, but its still hard. i just changed cities, comps and changed to be senior comp as well, sometimes its really hard! but in the MTC one of my teachers always talked about comfort zones, that we needed to make sure that we werent falling into comfort zones because thats where progress stops. you have to always be reaching a little higher. Ive been learning a lot more to take more responsability for my actions, before it was easy when something was bad to say oh, well i didnt know, or that was his responsability, but not anymore. I still try not to make my comp feel like he has no say or that im in charch of everything but if something doesnt work out right its more my fault than his, i need to be always improving and getting better.

We had a conference with all of the priesthood in the area south america south. uruguay paraguay chile and argentina. Elder Ballard and Elder Rasband spoke. there is a HUGE focus on missionary work right now, it islike the only thing that they are talkig about, that we as members of the church need to be more open to share the gospel with other people in our lives. we dont have to give people the lessons, but we do need to pray to recieve missionary experiences. talk about gospel topics in every day conversation and follow the spirit from there. What they talked about a lot in the Conference for the priesthood was reactivation of those who have fallen away. to love them, and invite them to come back. we have smartphones and computers and all sorts of stuff to communicate. we should use it to share the gospel with more people. i used to think that sharing the gospel was 2 years on the mision then you were done, but now, it has to be through your entire life. this is one of the major duties that we have. I definitely didnt do enough when i was at home but i knwo i will now, because i understand now. 

This has been a week full of self examination, kind of a hard week as well, but we will be looking up. always moving up!

Love you guys tons and i hope you are all well!

Elder Gold

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