Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zona Porvenir...

Porvenir is the shoe making capital of Peru.
We are happy to keep them in business.
Our Elders go through a lot of shoes.
They are not afraid of hard work.

Elder Hannemann and Elder Briones are the Zone Leaders in Porvenir.

Yesterday I was talking to these Elders about 
what keeps them motivated.
What gives them strength when they get down.
Where do they turn...
And they each gave me a scripture that they had recently read or studied
that spoke to them..
These scriptures empower, lift, enlighten, and motivate them.
 Elder Morales:   Jacob 5:72

 72 And it came to pass that the servants did go and labor with their mights; and the Lord of the vineyard labored also with them; and they did obey the commandments of the Lord of the vineyard in all things.

 Elder Lobaton:  D&C 84:45-48

45 For the aword of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth isblight, and whatsoever is light is cSpirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
 46 And the aSpirit giveth blight to cevery man that cometh into the world; and the Spirit enlighteneth every man through the world, that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spirit.
 47 And every one that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spiritacometh unto God, even the Father.
 Elder Tierra:  Moroni 8:2-3

 My beloved son, (Elder Tierra), I rejoice exceedingly that your Lord Jesus Christ hath been mindful of you, and hath called you to his ministry, and to his holy work.
 I am mindful of you always in my prayers, continually praying unto God the Father in the name of his Holy Child, Jesus, that he, through his infinite agoodness and bgrace, will keep you through the endurance of faith on his name to the end.

 Elder Merkley:  Moroni 9:6
 And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let us labor adiligently; for if we should cease to blabor, we should be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God.

 Elder Cottle:  D&C 38:14-15

 14 But now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief; for verily some of you are aguilty before me, but I will be merciful unto yourbweakness.
 15 Therefore, be ye astrong from henceforth; bfear not, for the kingdom is yours.

 Elder Tagle:  Alma 8:15
Therefore, lift up thy head and rejoice, for thou hast great cause to rejoice; for thou hast been faithful in keeping the commandments of God from the time which thou receivedst thy first message from him. Behold, I am he thatadelivered it unto you.

 Elder Briones :  Mosiah 23:21-22

 21 Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to achasten his people; yea, 
 he trieth their bpatience and their faith.
 22 Nevertheless—whosoever putteth his atrust in him the same shall be blifted up at the last day. Yea, and thus it was with this people.
 Elder Hannemann:  Alma 60:36
36 Behold, I am Moroni, your chief captain. I aseek not for power, but to pull it down. I bseek not for honor of the world, but for the glory of my God, and the freedom and welfare of my country. And thus I close mine epistle.

 Elder Vera:  D&C 50:29
 29 And if ye are apurified and cleansed from all bsin, ye shall cask whatsoever you will in the name of Jesus and it shall be done.

Elder Andersen:  3 Nephi 5:13
 13 Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been acalled of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.

The morning group was great too....
Elder Guymon is doing 
what makes him the happiest...
Elder Behotas and Elder Lopez are serving in 
the area of Porvenir in Porvenir.

Elder Calcina and Elder Cheme 
are hanging in there...

Elder Bourque is still training Elder Salazar
and doing a wonderful job.