Monday, April 26, 2010

The fun and learning never ends!

....that´s a direct quote from Barney. Booya! (I don´t know why I say ¨booya¨. I think I just like the way dem vowels and consanants sound together. smooooth.)

I was gonna tell you all last week, but failed to do so: My district leader, Elder Nina of Arequipa Perú, taught me to roll my Rs!!!!!!!!!!! Years of longing and struggling and practicing and he taught me in 2 minutes!!! My whole mission (and before), people have drawn me diagrams of what my tongue should do, they´ve explained how to push air out just the right way, they´ve demonstrated every way they knew how. Then he just explained a different way to put my tongue, I did it, and OUT ROLLED AN R!!! No, an RRRRRR! I was so happy I nearly cried. Yeah, it´s that important. :)

Even better news, the people Hermana Petrick and I are teaching are so awesome! Well, while I´m pointing out awesomeness, I may as well point out that Hna. Petrick herself is plain ol´ awesome. I am just amazed by how many good people the Lord has helped me meet, here on the mission and before. I´ve just always been blessed to have pleasant, intelligent, kind associates. A great gift indeed. Here in La Plata, everyday I meet wonderful people. You really can learn something from everyone you meet. The trick is that the learning process sometimes takes great effort. In other words, sometimes you have to force yourself to look for the lesson, but it´s always there! Reminds me of the scripture in the book of Acts that councils us to ¨seek the Lord if haply ye might find him, though he be not far from every one of us.¨ We find what we look for. Look for good, and you find it. Look for God, you find Him. There´s nothing tricky to it. Yes, it requires effort. The person that seeks with diligence finds (1 Nephi 10:19). No one should settle to be the kid who throws up his arms and quits the treasure hunt after finding the first clue. Much less, the kid who doesn´t even search the first clue. Study diligently the basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ - faith, repentance, baptism, the reception of the Holy Ghost, perseverance - and you´ll find answers not only to basic questions and searches, but to the more complex as well. ¨Seek learning by study and by faith,¨ rely on the Holy Ghost´s ability to reveal truth. ¨Pedid y recibiréis. Llamad y se os abrirá.¨

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the face of the world. Every honest seeker of truth will find themselves declaring that truth with great joy as they search, ponder, and pray. Don´t give up the treasure hunt!

I love you all thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much!....and more!

Que les vaya muuuy bien. Muchas gracias por su amor y apoyo. Gracias por sus tesimonios y sus esfuerzos a hacer lo bueno. You mean the mundo to me!

Hermana Lindquist

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