This week was a very impacting week in the Mission. We said goodbye to our beloved Mission President and his wife, Sister Willard. They were here to recieve me when I came to the mission and now I have to say goodbye to them with two weeks left in the Mission. They will be missed but I will be able to see them again because they only live in Arizona!So we started off this week by going to a look out point in Villa Montes with a new returned missionary named Jaime Trujillo. He took us up there and we took some funny pictures, my companion fell down the mountain (that's a joke, but we did go do some Mountain Running) and we watched a dude do some sweet jumps on a Motorcycle. Then we went and visited some of our favorite converts, The Rojas Family, who live out in the middle of nowhere. So we had to go sprinting home to go catch a taxi before we got home late. That's when I fell down and twisted my ankle. So we are stranded out in the middle of nowhere, and we are going to be late. WHAT DO WE DO? We said a little prayer, and a taxi came out of the middle of nowhere and it drove us for HALF the price of a usual taxi. I know the Lord in aware of his Missionaries.
and we were DEAD. I was so tired. But we were able to have a kicking lesson with Marcos and Mariela that day.....and THEY TOLD US THAT THEY ARE GETTING MARRIED. God does answer prayers! Thanks to everyone that prayed, it was a real help!
Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the ressurection -- Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.
And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.
And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of the wicked, yea, who are evil -- for behold, they have no part nor portion of the Spirit of the Lord; for behold, they chose evil works rather than good; therefore the spirit of the devil did enter into them, and take possession of their house -- and these shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth and this because of their own iniquity, being led captive by the will of the devil.
Now this is the state of the souls of the wicked, yea, in darkness, and a state of awful, fearful looking for the fiery indignation of the wrath of God upon them; thus they remain in this state, as well as the righteous in paradise, until the time of their resurrection.