Sunday, February 8, 2015

Week 74
We had several miracles happen, but at the same time many challenges, well one main one. 
I've been sick for the past 5 days.
I don't know if I have the stomach flu or if my surgery pains are coming back, either way "I'm not happy Bob, NOT HAPPY." (We were allowed to watch The Incredibles for New Years a few weeks back) Being sick is not my favorite thing, but we've just got to keep on keeping on. 
A miracle that happened: on Friday we contacted a media referral and he is amazing. He's working to completely change his life. He was once a gang member in Juarez Mexico- drug trafficking, seeing people killed, everything. Now he wants to know Christ and to have Christ as the center of his life. He is an inspiration to be about the Atonement.
Christ is the center of everything. Through him we can change our lives.
There was a man in the Book of Mormon who was rather like this young man that we found. He did many wicked things and desired to change. His name was Zeezrom and he caused the death of hundreds of women and children before repenting and changing.

3 And also Zeezrom lay sick at Sidom, with a burning fever, which was caused by the great tribulations of his mind on account of his wickedness, for he supposed that Alma and Amulek were no more; and he supposed that they had been slain because of his iniquity. And this great sin, and his many other sins, did harrow up his mind until it did become exceedingly sore, having no deliverance; therefore he began to be scorched with a burning heat.
4 Now, when he heard that Alma and Amulek were in the land of Sidom, his heart began to take courage; and he sent a message immediately unto them, desiring them to come unto him.
5 And it came to pass that they went immediately, obeying the message which he had sent unto them; and they went in unto the house unto Zeezrom; and they found him upon his bed, sick, being very low with a burning fever; and his mind also was exceedingly sore because of his iniquities; and when he saw them he stretched forth his hand, and besought them that they would heal him.
6 And it came to pass that Alma said unto him, taking him by the hand: Believest thou in the power of Christ unto salvation?
7 And he answered and said: Yea, I believe all the words that thou hast taught.
8 And Alma said: If thou believest in the redemption of Christ thou canst be healed.
9 And he said: Yea, I believe according to thy words.
10 And then Alma cried unto the Lord, saying: O Lord our God, have mercy on this man, and heal him according to his faith which is in Christ.
11 And when Alma had said these words, Zeezrom leaped upon his feet, and began to walk; and this was done to the great astonishment of all the people; and the knowledge of this went forth throughout all the land of Sidom.
12 And Alma baptized Zeezrom unto the Lord; and he began from that time forth to preach unto the people.

As we change our lives and strive to be better. Christ will heal us. I beg that you make the changes that you feel that you must.
Honoring God
Elder Decker
picture: first picture of me and my "Son" Elder Pyrah (I'm training him)

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