Monday, September 14, 2015

Mexico Pachuca Mission - Week 96 - September 13, 2015


(Excerpts from his email)

hey well its pretty much done. a couple more hours and then i will be i changes and president’s house and on the airplane. It’s been crazy and i don’t know how to feel right now. It’s been a weird week. i think it hasn’t totally hit me yet that it's done but i think it will soon. I’m excited to be home and to see you and be with everyone. the temple dedication was super cool. Elder Holland’s talk was amazing like always and the spirit was so strong. we went with the Talavera family this morning, the three sisters that got baptized a couple weeks ago. at the end of the re-dedication we sang the spirit of god and when everyone started singing the spirit was so strong pretty much everyone started crying. it was one of the moments where i could most feel the spirit in my life. one of the sisters shared that in that moment she knew God was with us and i knew it too. I thought of the Kirtland temple when the Lord came and accepted His house. I imagine something very similar happened in that moment because it was amazing. Saturday night we also got to see the cultural event. It was super cool you should watch it if you can. I’m on early today cause we are gonna go to see some families before i have to go so i will be on right now but later no 

M: That must have been an incredible feeling. I think you are right and at that moment the Lord accepted His house and the work that will be done there.  I am sure that many many people have waited these last how many years for the temple to reopen and now that it has and it has been accepted the temple will be filled.  How incredible, maybe one day we will go there. I am very happy for you that you got to experience that and have a confirmation again that the Lord does visit His temples, and that He expects us to do the work there.

So what did Elder Holland speak about?
EP: he spoke about the scripture about turning the hearts of the children to the fathers and vice versa. he said that is one of the only scriptures in all 4 standard works of the church so it is a pretty important scripture that we shouldn’t forget but he focused on doctrine and covenants section 2 because its a little different from the version in the bible. it talks about the promises made to the fathers. he explained that we all made promises in the preexistence to our ancestors and to our Heavenly Father that we would accept the gospel when we heard it and also do the work for our ancestors.

M: It always amazes me how the Lord times His messages to us.  Just as you are finishing your work there in Mexico, He has reminded you that you still have other work to do. You can for a little while, concentrate on family history work, especially on dad's side. We have not been good at that at all and there is a lot of work to do.  How incredible that the message was delivered in the way that it was.

EP: end of the mission shirt burning haha. burnt a bunch of stuff at 630 this morning

M: So is this a tradition in Mexico to burn things?  You guys do some weird things, I saw the guy in the coffin.

EP: nah it’s a mission thing. at 6 months you burn a tie, a year a shirt, 18 months pants, and two  years a suit. but i just burnt a whole bunch of stuff I’m not bringing home. i gotta go i love you guys so much. see you on Wednesday. crazy how fast time went by but I’m excited to be with the family again. have a great day. love you

Elder Park


Elder Park will be returning home on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.  He arrives at 9:00 pm Delta Airlines.  His homecoming sacrament meeting will be on Sunday, September 20, 2016 at 9:00 am at the Auwaiolimu chapel. We are so excited to welcome him home!

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