Monday, May 4, 2015

"Little Seed"

¡Hola familia!

Hope all you guys had a great week this past week. Mine was a long one but it was a pretty good. Me and my comp are killin it out here haha everyday is si o si an adventure and its the best. A part of me feels like its been forever since I've been gone but time is going by way fast too. the mission is crazy. I'm almost at 8 months already............ yeah whoa. 

But anyway this week was just one of those weeks where it felt like everything that could go wrong went wrong -haha but así es la vida. Sometimes out here in Paraguay where the church is really really new there are some problems that can come up pretty easy. Like my little rama consists of about 50 miembros with just a presidente de rama and his counslers and thats it as leadership goes haha. Thats pretty much how it is in most of paraguay, the rama has as many worthy preisthood holders for its leaders(which usually is barley any) then the missionarys make up the rest. And sometimes when there isnt any worthy priesthood holders the missionarys have to be the presidente de rama. Like my last comp elder granados right now is out in the chaco, his comp is the president and elder granados is everything else... that means from the elders quorm to the primary he has to be in charge of it all haha. With the church like this it can just be a little stressful for the missionarys sometimes and that pretty much describes my whole week this week. This week was a little stressful with all the things that we had to deal with but i did learn something really cool by the end of it about our testimonys. Out of the whole week i saw something in common with all the things we had to deal with and every one went along with our testimonys. A testimony like the song says ¨is like a little seed, if planted it will grow¨. Once we have it planted, and its growing, Its so important that we keep helping it grow and grow, bigger and bigger. We should always strive to have our testimonys grow, so that our once ¨little seed¨ can begin to look like a giant, sturdy tree thats not going to move no matter how many storms or bad weather come its way. In life we never know when were going to have to go through a nasty storm or trials and problems, but when we do, i hope that everyone of us are prepared enough to take it on. Because its really way to sad to see people who didnt nuture their testimony and when the bad storms come its just sweeps them up and takes them with it. In this life we have so many things to lean on and to help us grow, like the scriptures, church, the Prophet, Apostols, prayer and so much more. I hope we can all have a testimony and foundation strong enough to take on anything that this life could through at us head on.  For me, my testimony has been such a help, no matter where i am in the world or what im doing the one thing i will always have and can fall back on in this life is my testimony. 

Yo sé que este iglesia es la unica verdadera sobre la faz de la tierra. Sé que JesuCristo es mi salvador y redentor. Sé que él nos ama a cada uno de nosotros mas que podemos saber. Sé que su iglesia fue resturrado a través de José Smith y que el es un profeta de Dios. Sé estas cosas sin ningun duda en mi corazon. 

Love you guys tons and cant wait to see you this weekend on Skype!:)

Elder Nyberg

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