Well I am writing again from rainy Formosa, Argentina.
stops.... but apparently forecast says that it will stay like this all week. Yay!
We visited with a guy here last night named Gilberto. He is a 62 year old guy who has a bad heart. He is a relative of one of the members here so that's how we got to know him. But he is in a pretty sad situation right now. Last week his pacemaker stopped working. So he went down to Formosa to the hospital there and the docters barely looked at him. He got down there and after waiting all day, they looked at him for 20 mintues and told him he had to "Sacar Turno" or pretty much take out a turn to go back in a couple weeks to get properly looked at, examined and cared for..... then he came back to Ibarreta and is waiting for that day... just hoping that his heart doesnt stop in the mean time. Really made me think and feel for this guy. Made me think of how blessed all you are that are reading this. One thing I can remember, from at least the campus life at a major university, was how everyone complained and got all worked up on how horrible their lives were and how messed up the health care system is and how unethical it is that the bakery down the street wont bake a cake for a gay wedding. The problems that we face with are all circumstantial. The better we understand the we are living in a fallen world and understand that it is being ran by imperfect people, the better we realize our relience or dependence in a redeemer. That leads me to a couple scriptures I used in my talk I gave this week.
2 Nephi 4:34
O Lord, I have atrusted in thee, and I will btrust in thee forever. I will not put my ctrust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his dtrust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
This is something I am just now starting to understand, that our dependence/obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only thing.... and I mean ONLY thing that will move us safely from this life to the next. This thought leads me to Mosiah 3:17 where we are taught that,
And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be ano other name given nor any other way nor means whereby bsalvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the cLord Omnipotent.
There I will leave you with that thought. That is something that became a lot clearer to me this week in studies and I hope you take time to ponder that idea. I hope you all have a great week and have a GREAT Memorial Day !! Love ya all
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