|Picking up Elder Lawton at the mission home with Pres y Hna Rappleye|
Hope you are all having a great summer and enjoying the warm temperatures and modern conviniences such as air conditioning, central heating etc.... I say this because this past week the rain has basically continued non stop down here in good old Rio Bueno Chile. The good thing is that I've basically gotten used to it and it doesn't bother me anymore, although making fire every morning and night to keep the house warm can be a bit tedious.
We've had a really good week this week. The greatest news is that we have Vicky's signed permission from her parents so we are all set for her baptism at the end of this month. She is so awesome and has such a desire to be baptized and I'm super excited to be able to be a part of it. It's also been really great to have her family here in Rio Bueno to support her. They have all been great examples and we haven't really had to do much besides teach and even that is pretty easy with all of the support there. It just goes to show the huge difference it can make when the members are participating in the missionary work. So for those of you are are not wearing a nametag right now, I'd like to invite you to think of how you can help the missionaries in your area out and share the gospel with your friends and family.
Personally, I'm feeling really great. We're seeing lots of results from our hard work and I know that the Lord is blessing us. This week in district meeting we talked about having faith in our callings. I read one of my favorite scriptures, Ether 12:6, And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which arehoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith. This verse has taken on a whole new meaning for me since reading it in spanish. The spanish word for to hope is esperar, which can be translated into three different words in English, to hope, to wait, or to expect. This has helped me to have a different understanding of faith. We hope for, wait for, and expect blessings to come, even if we don't see them right away, they come, because the Lord always comes through on His promises.
Thank you everyone for your support, it means the world to me. Hope you all have a great week.
Love, Elder Cameron Dower