Bienvenidos a la Mision Chile Santiago Norte! We love the Savior, and are blessed to be part of this great work, to share His gospel, and invite others to come unto Him. We are grateful to have this incredible opportunity to associate with such fine young men and women and other couples who are serving in this wonderful part of the vineyard. We decided to share this mission through a blog, with any who would like to know more.... All of the lessons, talks, training, conferences, and meetings are obviously done totally in Spanish, but for the sake of this writer, the notes are here in English, for speed in typing, and therefore, mixed with a bit of both worlds. We hope all of our missionaries, families, and loved ones can enjoy this blog, in spite of the writing, grammar, language, errors, etc. This will be a miraculous journey, and we invite you to share and enjoy it with us.

Lovingly, con cariño,
Presidente Michael May
Hermana Carol May

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Thoughts by the way...

Dear Elders and Sisters,

In my travels about town here in Sanitago, I drive quite a bit on the Vespucio Avenue. It is a street that generally has three lanes all the way along it. When I first began driving on it I would change from one lane to another according to whichever would allow me to travel faster.

Sometimes I would choose the left lane while other times I would choose the right lane. Sometimes I would just stay in the middle lane. I quickly learned something very important. There have been times that I have been traveling in the left and rights lanes and I have had to stop because of truck that was unloading something or doing some type of construction. I have also come upon a cars in these lanes that are stopped for one reason or another with their emergency flashers on. They are usually dropping person off or picking somebody up. When this happens I think have to try to cut into the middle lane to continue to travel. It can be very difficult to do so at times because of the long line in the middle lane.

I have found that it is best to travel in the middle lane. There are never any stopped cars or trucks and I always seem to travel faster when I do so. I also always have the option to briefly use either the right or left lane when needed. There is always the temptation to take one of the left or right lanes when the middle lane is going slower but it always seems to work out that I travel faster in the middle lane.

How does this relate to us as missionaries? When we are obedient with exactness we stay in the middle lane. We are able to have the Spirit and are able to make the necessary adjustments in our lives and the lives of our investigators need because of specific challenges and difficulties. These challenges and difficulties are like the trucks and cars that are stopped in either the right or left lanes. When we are disobedient we automatically put ourselves in one of these lanes and are subject to the trucks and cars that are unexpectedly stopped in our lane where as if we are obedient with exactness, we would have the ability to maneuver through them.

It is my prayer that we will always be in the middle lane by being obedient with exactness so that we will have the companionship of the spirit to guide us in this great work. Afterall, it is the spirit that carries our message of faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, the Gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end to the hearts of the investigators and testifies of the truthfulness of the message of the Restored Gospel.

With love,

Presidente May

"Predicad Mi Evangelio para Bautizar, Retener, Reactivar!

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