Book of Mormon 3 Nephi 5: 13

Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.

Monday, July 17, 2017

All things in this life are done in his wisdom for us to experience joy.

Pictures from last week

July 17, 2017

  This week was seriously a blink of an eye! We have had some pretty cool experiences. I've been really focusing on finding those who the Lord is preparing here in Olbia. One of the things that preach my gospel says is "God will place in your path His children who are being prepared to receive the restored gospel" and to search for unplanned opportunities to talk to people. So we have been focusing on that this week, and just about everyone that we talked to about the gospel was on the way to other scheduled finding activities. On the way home one day we talked and stopped this guy in the street named Francisco. We thought he was young so we first gave him an English course card and then ended up talking about the restoration, it turns out that he was married and has a little family which is sweet! When he was younger Francisco wanted to become a catholic priest so he went to school in Cagliari. After time he realized that something was not right so he stopped that and stopped believing in the church in General. He seemed really interested in the restoration which was sweet. He told us he had to go to work because if not he'll stay here all day talking. He had our number from the English course card so we weren't able to get his but we really hope to see him around! For now we'll let the spirit work on him. 

  Santo has been in Sicilia for a couple of months now and I called him the other day and he wasn't available but called back the next day and the missionaries were over for pronzo! So that was good to hear. It was awesome talking to Santo, I just love that guy so much. You can even hear the change in the happiness of his voice ever since he got baptized, it's just amazing!

  So this is kinda late but as most if you might know President and Sorella Pickerd had to go back to America for a bit to take care of some health issues. Right now we have a part time new mission President and his wife from Paris, the Euvrards, they used to be over the Miliano mission. I'm not really sure when they got the call to preside over this mission but I'm sure it was a very short notice. They dropped what they were doing and accepted the call to serve! What a great example for us as missionaries, for love of the Italians and faith in the Lord and his will.

  I read a talk from Elder Stanley G. Ellis this week and he said "We don’t have to be lost, confused, deceived, or less effective. This is especially true in the case of our Heavenly Father, who has taught us and shown us not just a way but the way." I just want to bare a simple testimony that we can always feel at home and in warm arm as we look back to the love that our Heavenly Father has for us. I know that God is our father, that he does love us and that all things in this life are done in his wisdom for us to experience joy. This joy comes from following his path. 

I hope you all have a great week!

Vi voglio bene!

-Anziano Ruiz 

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