Saturday, February 20, 2016

In the Office w/Elder Zarabia

hola familia!

This week has flown by, it really feels like just yesterday i was sitting down to write you guys. Its crazy how fast time goes by on the mission.  I was just thinking since i have gotten here to asuncion and Elder Vela left i haven't really talked about my comp yet haha. So i think im gonna fill you guys in on a little bit about my Comp!

My comps name is Elder Zarabia and he is from Lima, Peru. He always just loves it when i tell people he is from machu picchu (not really but its really funny haha). He is a super cool guy and we get along really great. A little different than most missionaries because he is 24 years old and already graduated college but he loves to work hard and is really focused which is sweet. Him and his whole family are converts to the church and he has a super cool conversion story about the missionaries that first contacted his family. He studied lots of business and administration and has learned how to speak perfect english on the mission. He has had only American comps too which really never happens to often in the mission but its super cool. He is going to work like crazy he says so he can move to the states and bring his family with him. He is really one of my favorite comps ive had, just because he is one of those guys that has my back in anything we do. I can tell he is always watching out for me and can count on him in anything that goes down. He is probably one of the companions that i have worked the hardest with(example, right now its our pday but we have a lesson in an hour even during p-day haha.) It's really fun being his comp and learning a lot from him. 

But other than that something that i have been really thinking about and focusing on this week is the atonement. It's one of my favorite things to study, to see the savior's example that he sets in everything he does for us. This week i have been putting an extra effort into really bettering myself everyday. Really finding time to take a look into each day and see what i did good and what i can do better. To repent of the mistakes i make and try my best to follow the savior. A scripture that i haven't been able to get out of my head this week is Mosiah 3:19 and it says ¨For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever,unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child,submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.¨ This is one of my favorites, and just shows us why we all really are here. I invite you guys to take this verse and memorize it, go over it bit by bit and then apply it. That just reminded me of a sweet quote i heard off of meet the mormons, (i still haven't seen it in english but i know it in spanish) it's ¨no soy perfecto. pero soy perfecto en una cosa, en intentar¨ But anyway, Love you guys so much! and hope everything is good at home!

Elder Nyberg

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