Monday, July 6, 2015

Chile beat Argentina in the America Soccer Cup!

Whelp, this week we had to stay in the pension Saturday night (for safety reasons) because of the soccer match between Chile and Argentina...and Chile won!  So that's a bummer but I hope you all had an awesome 4th of July filled with fireworks, family, and fun!  #AmericaILoveYou

Friday we had exchanges with the hermana leaders and I got put with Hermana Bitton from Ogden, Utah!  We had a great day together with wonderful lessons, contacting tons of people, and LOTS of English! Haha it was a fun day and nice to talk English because I have had all Latin companions since I got her in Argentina!

Lately I have been studying the New Testament and this week I really enjoyed the scripture found in Luke 4:18.  Jesus was in Nazareth and He had just stood up in a synagogue to read from the book of Esaias, which was cutsom for him to do on Sunday.  As he read the words, 
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hathanointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to thecaptives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set atliberty them that are bruised,
all of the people in the synagogue thought that he could never do such a thing, but Christ knew that He was sent to this earth to do these things and do them with the Spirit of the Lord.  As I read this scripture in Luke, it reminded me that as members of the church, we are here to do the same.  We have all been given the gift of the Spirit of the Lord when we were baptized.  We are here to preach the gospel to the world, heal those with broken hearts who are struggling through trials, preach deliverance to those who don't know they can receive a remission of their sins through the Atonement, and to help "the blind" and those who have been bruised by reminding them that their Savior Jesus Christ is always there with them.  Just like Christ, we have been given the Spirit of the Lord and we are here to share this message of hope and happiness with everyone.

Here is a poem I found this week that I really like and it goes along with our duty to help the Lord with His work:
Where Shall I Work Today?
Master, where shall I work today?
My love flowed warm and free.
He pointed out a tiny spot
And said, tend that for me.

I answered quickly, oh no, not there,
Not any one could see
No matter how well my work was done;
Not that little spot for me.

When He spoke He was not stern,
But He answered me tenderly,
Little one, search that heart of thine;
Are you working for them or for me?
Nazareth was just a little place.
And so was Galilee


Search that heart of yours and ask your Heavenly Father in your prayers tonight, "Heavenly Father, where shall I work today?"  I love you all so so much and I hope you all have the best week ever!!! 

Jake,so glad to hear you made it home after being dettained in Hong Kong hahaha I love you!!!!!! LOVE YOU FAM!!!!

Hermana Van Boerum

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