Tuesday, September 3, 2013

faith is Action and Desire more than Belief and Knowledge

Dear Father and Mother. I really loved reading this weeks email for some reason. Made me very happy :) It's great to hear about everything going on down there.
Well, I've just forgotten everything I was going to comment on. i can't focus in the Honbu because there are too many good things going on. but I'll le tyou know about my week!

We met with two Chinese investigators and made a baptismal date with one of them this week! Then after that he gave me his Monsters Inc. stuffed animal (Sully) and now it's just sitting in the apartment. I will probably try to send it home soon :P 
We also went to a Jazz Night at one of the wards with our other chinese investigator (they're both named Cho by the way :P). It was amazing though!!! It made me realize that I really do want to do something with Jazz after the mssion. I loved it!!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

We also did a Zone Training Meeting this week about talking about baptism and it turned out great!

Ok, now for something good I learned this week. I had an interview with Evan Kaicho and we were talking about faith and he put it very simply. He said, "I''ve come to find out that faith is Action and Desire more than Belief and Knowledge. It just clicked really well in my head. The mission can be tough sometimes but I wouldn't trade it for the world. The things I would lose are too great. I'm so grateful for the things that I'm learning and experiencing here. It's priceless.

Ok, lastly, I wanted to tell you Mom and Dad that I'm so grateful for your hard work and love and example. Amongst all the hard work and trials and stresses of your days you still stay strong in the gospel and help others ceaselessly. I've talked to many people who have left the church because they feel like too much is being asked of them, but thank you so much for being so strong in the gospel and giving your all to the Lord. I can't tell you how much your example means to me. It helps me to keep moving on during the hard times :) I really can't express myself well, but I want you to know how much I love you and I'm so excited to give you a really big hug when I get back home. I can't wait for that day :) 
I can't believe there is only 6 months left...Yabai. But I'm going to live it to the fullest! 
I'm so glad to be out here. Thank you for providing me with this experience :)
I love you so much.
I'll talk to you later!
Tell my sisters I love them too! and my Nieces and Nephews!
And if they want anything for Christmas let me know! You too!

Bye Bye!!!
With Love,

Elder Sotto :) 

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