Elder Brockton Lamb

Elder Brockton Lamb
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission
Jan 2014-Jan 2016

Sunday, October 4, 2015

September 14, 2014: NUEVO TESTAMENTO!!


Whatsss good???  How was camping fam??  Gunner's a senior!!!!!!!!!  That kinda just hit me right now!!  Reegan's a sophomore!!!!!!!  Can't tell you which one is weirder to think about....so crazy!!

Well we're still here trying to spread the good word in the middle of this crazy city.  On Thursday we went to Sarmiento.  It's this little town two hours away from Comodoro and there are 2 missionaries there that are doing work.  We wanted to help them out so we went up and spent the whole day going to town!!  The difference between the people in a little town compared to a big city is incredible.  Of course there are amazing people everywhere but just something about the small town life makes people so much nicer and receptive.  

Last night we were contacting around cento then we see about 10 police officers looking like swat all decked out head to toe in black armour heading in our direction.  Then we looked across the street and 15 more policemen all decked out on beautiful huge horses were blocking a street.  Next street 15 more with riot shields and tazers.  haha  All because Boca and River played last night and of course Boca won and the people were going crazy!!! Nothing out of hand.. just some good celebrating and a lot of noise and we had to wait for our bus right by it so it was fun to see the devotion these people have for the game.  

On a spiritual note.. President Rogers gave us the challenge to read the New Testament completely before Christmas.. Every time I read about the life of Christ it really helps me put my priorities in check.  It makes me think about how great his love for us really was and is to take upon himself the pains and sins of the world.  I finished the book of Lucas last night and I read a part that left me thinking. It was about when they crucified Jesus as well as the thieves. 

One of the thieves pleads to Jesus.. "If thou be Christ save thyself and us." Then the other thief tells the other that they deserve the punishment that they were receiving.  At that moment the latter thief recognized his sins and recognized that his salvation was in jeopardy so what does he do next..he calls out to Christ.. "Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom."  Jesus had recently paid for this mans sins and pains and was willing to accept this humble plea of forgiveness with the words.."i say unto thee, to day shalt thou be with me in paradise."  

The atonement is sooooo real!! Humility is so essential! Change is so encouraged! "We can change without growing but we cannot grow without changing."  Use the atonement...do not let His act of love go in vain!

I love this gospel and I love all ya`ll back home!! 
Con amor, 
Elder Lamb

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