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

Monday, March 8, 2010

What a blessing to hear from Our Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson

What a great blessing it was to be taught by President Monson, Elder Bednar, Sister Lant and Elder Foster in yesterday´s Stake Conference via Satellite. Inspired themes such as teaching so that those we teach understand the doctrine, obedience with exactness, receiving strength by drawing on the power of the Atonement, and our mission to come to the rescue of those in need are intended for us at this important time here in Chile. We have a great opportunity to invite many people who have now had their hearts softened to receive the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. However, in order to do so we must increase our faith in Jesus Christ so that we will recognize these people when we see them.

There is no greater way to increase our faith in Jesus Christ than through the strengthening power of the Atonement as taught by Elder Bednar in yesterday´s conference. It can make good missionaries better. It can give us the spiritual strength that we need to accomplish all that the Lord expects us to do. This doctrine is taught in Preach My Gospel:

“As we rely on the Atonement of Jesus Christ, He can help us endure our trials, sicknesses, and pain. We can be filled with joy, peace, and consolation. All that is unfair about life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” Pg 52

“Through the Atonement we can be freed from the burden of our sins and develop faith and strength to face our trial.” Pg 32 We learn how the Savior is able to do this in Alma 7:11-12

11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

It is my testimony that through the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we can gain the strength to carry out this work of the Lord with greater faith in Jesus Christ, greater obedience with exactness to have the spirit in great abundance, and greater diligence so that many more of Heavenly Father´s children can enjoy the blessings of the great plan of happines He has provided for us.
We love you and we are inspired by your courage in challenging times,

Presidente Michael E. May

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