Bienvenido a la Amazonìa Papa Francesco
This coming week is a monumental one. I cant believe I havent told you this yet, because we are reminded a million times each day, but the Pope is coming to Puerto Maldonado. That is kind of a big deal! I remember when this was announced almost a year ago: The Pope will be visiting Peru in the cities of Lima, Trujillo, and Puerto. This small jungle-city will be filled with people from Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, and other countries. My companion and I want to get the Book of Mormon to him, but we will see if we get through security. If you want to learn more about the Pope, refer to the first 4 pages of Chapter 40 of “Jesus the Christ.” Its a great book.
On a more spirtual note, I am going to miss the Prophet Thomas S. Monson. I felt a initial shock and then pained when I found out. That is another testimony to me that I have a testimony that he was a prophet. I have never met him personally, but I felt as if I had. Why? Because he was a Prophet of God! I heard that so much before my misión, but now I realice the magnitude of what it means. When one has a testimony of prophets and apostles in these days, it changes everything. I will especially miss the words of wisdom that President Monson always had in conference, and his example of always “taking the long way home” in order to remember the one forgotten.
I know that his sucesor will seek to do the Lords will, becuase He only prepares, calls, and magnifies those who do so. I give the invitation to repass the words of the apostles from the last October general conference. I know that those messages are what the Lord wants us to have in mind during this time, becuase He can see what is challenging us, and what will come
SIgue sonriendo -Elder Daybell
Elder Joel Thatcher (famous swimmer on the university level in the States and my friend)
The wall says “Forgive me, fattie”
Cool painting of a Native and I