Hey everyone! Life just keeps tickin´! Life is going great here in Honduras! These week we were super busy.
On Wednessday we went to San Pedro, and a seventy, Elder Cordón came with his wife. We had an awesome conference, and I was able to learn so much. Then we had another reunion with Elder Cordón on Friday with the zone leaders, so we were only able to work tuesday, thursday, and saturday of this week. On sunday we also had to travel to help other elders with some stuff.
It is pretty crazy so far here in Puerto. I still feel like I havn´t quite gotten into a rythm. We have to travel a lot, and it´s dificult at times balencing the time between investigadores, members, and the zone. But I know that God helps us out. Specifically my companion and I have really been reflecting on what we need to do to help accelerate the work here in our zone and the choloma stake. We were able to learn a lot from Elder Cordón, and are excited to put it into practice!
Just to give some highlights of the most important thing I learned;
1- 99.9% obedience is not enough
I feel as though this was the lesson most important I was able to learn, and I realized how much work I have to do. Elder Cordón shared with us the story of Moses, and what happened to him when he talked with God face to face. God explained first and for most, "Though art my son" (Moses 1:4). Then following this God shows moses all that he has created. Here we see that we truly are children of God, and we truly have devine potential. Yet following this scene, the presence of God withdraws from moses and moses says, "Now for this cause I know that man is nothing" (Moses 1:10). And imediately following, satan comes to tempt moses saying, "Moses, son of man, worship me" (Moses 1:12). But, Moses having seen God, and knowing the potential he has and knowing his true identity, Moses told satan, Who art thou? For behold, I am a son of God (Moses 1:13)
What we learn from this story, as Elder Cordón tought, is we are indeed Sons of man, and man is nothing. Yet, we are also sons of God, and God is everything, he is God. We are free to chose our destiny. We are free to choose to be sons of man, an enemy to God, or, we can yield to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and put off the natural man and become a sain (a son of God) through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and become as a child... willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon us (Mosiah 3:19).
We must be exactly obedienct! We must put of the natural man. We must be like Moses, cast satan away, we must see who we truly are! WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD! He is our father. We can become like him!
I, like each of you have weaknesses. I am far from perfect. But for this purpose God sent his only beggoten son! We can do this! God, our father wants us to do this! He wants to see us repent, he wants to see us change, he wants to see us put of the natural man. He want that because he knows it´s the only way to happiness. And God has said, "no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom" (3 Nephi 27:19). We must be cleansed through our savior and redeamer, by becoming as a child, and putting of the natural man, saying no to satan.
Our beloved apostle Paul put it this way, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty" (2 Corinthians 6:17-18).
I know this is the truth! I am extremely thankful for my savior! I am thankful that through him I may be cleansed, I may put of the natural man, and I may become a saint. I know that I am a Child of God. I have devine potential, and I can and will be like him. It is my choice, and I have chosen. I now invite each of you to choose wisely!
I love you all! I know this is the truth! I know God lives, he is our father, he sent his Son, and his son, even Jesus Christ truly died and was then ressurected for you and me. I also testify that God the father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in 1820 and did indeed restore the truth to the earth. The Book of Mormon is the evidence and is true!
I love you all!--
Elder Trenton Horace Harmon
Mission Honduras San Pedro Sula Oeste
12 calle, Avenida Circunvalación,
S.O. Edificio Yude Canahuati,
3 Nivel, Oficina #4
San Pero Sula, Cortés, Honduras, C.A.
Mission Honduras San Pedro Sula Oeste
Apartado Postal 1956
San Pedro Sula, Cortés, Honduras, C.A.