Monday, February 24, 2014

Casi Carnival

Next week is Carnival, a Catholic, Latin American holiday that celebrates giving up carnal desires before the start of Easter.  Well...... the idea is giving up or denouncing carnal desires, in reality it is 3 days of giving in to such desires such as drinking (a lot) and basically every other type of iniquity and immorality, and well.....carnal desires.  The point that I am trying to illustrate is that it is 3 days of stuff that a missionary should not have anything to do with.

During carnival, the missionaries aren´t allowed to leave the house at all, which means that I won´t be writing next week.

All is going well here, we don´t have many investigators, but we have recieved some pretty good references fom a couple members (something that the missionaries in your ward surely need as well).  We will have a couple of baptisms in the next couple of weeks, but they don´t hardly count, because they´re just re-baptisms of members who for some reason don´t show up in the church record system as being baptized.

I know that this church is true and that this is His work.  The Lord is hastening his work right now as the members and missionaries work together.

The missionaries worldwide are extremely able, but sometimes clueless as to what it is that they need to do; just a tiny bit of help from the members can make a big difference in a missionary´s mission experience.  Please help the missionaries to change that experience so that you and they can change the lives of many.

Elder Casdorph

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