The dedication of the Tijuana Temple was absolutely amazing and the spirit was so strong for all three sessions. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder Dallin H. Oaks were the General Authorities who dedicated the House of the Lord. What is really special, is President Gordon B. Hinckley's son is the temple president of Tijuana! And, his spanish is pretty good! I could feel the Lord accept this magnificent building as a "casa del Señor".
To say my week here was great is an understatement. I'm looking forward to this upcoming week to see the blessings from the Lord, not only in my life, but the lives of those around me.
(We asked him if he had read the email from his friend, Jacob Wolf who received his mission call this past week and will be serving in the Argentina Salta Mission and will be leaving on March 9, 2016)
I did hear from Jacob!!! How awesome is that?!? Los tres amigos Hablan español después la misión!!! I'm super happy for him!
(What's crazy is the three young men from our ward that have known each other since they were little, and are the best of friends, all leave within 9 months apart from each other.-Matthew: October 2014, Preston: July 2015, and Jacob: March 2016. Matthew left on the 7th, Preston left on the 8th and Jacob leaves on the 9th. All will be able to speak Spanish, which was something we were hoping for them. Each of their missions boundaries are around the same distance from the Pacific Ocean too)
My companion and I are planning to Skype on Christmas day, just so you know. I'll let you know what time you can expect a call from me. I think we found a member who has Skype and just need to ask. I get 40 minutes to talk, that's it.
The scripture this week is D&C 50:24, I really like this scripture a lot.
That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
I love you all and know the Lord is watching over you.
|Snow in Mexico!!!!|
|Branch President, Elder Castro, Manuel Rubio Dominquez, Elder Fowler|
December 12, 2015
|Elder Benson, Elder Castro, Rubio, Elder Fowler, his zone leader: Elder Anderson|