April 9, 2012

Happy Easter, April 9, 2012

Hey family!  Nice to hear from you all.  Thanks Grandma for the card!  loved it!  Happy birthday to christian bateman and to one of the recent converts in our ward, Fabian!  Papá-- vivimos en el edificio Nueva Era (Gran Avenida con Segunda Avenida).  Me imagino que pueda buscarlo por Google si quiere.  Sounds like all had a good time in Nauvoo!  and Easter egg hunt!  Speaking of the Cooks, someone should tell Demarie that I´m a little upset I haven´t gotten a wedding invitation or anything... if that´s still the plan.  Also, Dad, Hayden, and everyone, do your home teaching.  please.  It  would be so wonderful.  just saying.  Also, mom or Dad, if you wanted to do a Session in the Temple on Thursday, April 12, in the morning that would be pretty cool.  The Area Presidency is saying that as a mission we can go to the temple this week for Zone Conference, and me toca Thursday, the 11:30 session, so i think that`s 9:30 in Chicago?  I dunno.  it would be cool to be in the temple at the same time, but you both work, so obviously it`s okay.  but maybe the same day or at least this same week would be cool!

WOAH.  okay.  not a whole lot of time, sorry.  it´s getting a little colder here.  we´ve had to go out with our suit jackets quite a few times this week.  definitely long sleeve weather.  It was kind of weird for Easter... people use it as a day to not work, but other than that it`s a normal day.  people aren´t with their families, they take the long weekend to go to the beach with friends, We have talks in church about Jesus and the resurrection, but we didn´t have a special program or anything, not even easter hymns.  BUT.  good ol´familia Muñoz Cruz had some huevitos waiting for us that the conejito dropped off.  ito ito ito here in Chile (you`re right, dad.  Tatita Diosito escucha mi oracioncita.)  also, random, with my Argentino comp i´m learning to speak in vos.  (I now understand why you say apuráte, che! and not apúrate po!)  I like it.  I think I can speak in vos easier than in tú, now.

I just want you all to know that I know Christ Lives.  I know he died for us, and I know that he was resurected and by and through Him, we will ALL be resurected, and by and through Him, we can all be saved in the Kingdom of God, if we do our part.

"For behold, he surely must die that salvation may come; yea, it behooveth him and becometh expedient that he dieth, to bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, that thereby men may be brought into the presence of the Lord... But behold, the resurrection of Christ redeemeth mankind, yea, even all mankind, and bringeth them back into the presence of the Lord.  Yea, and it bringeth to pass the condition of repentance, that whosoever repenteth the same is not hewn down and cast into the fire; but whosoever repenteth not is hewn down and cast into the fire; and there cometh upon them again a spiritual death, yea, a second death, for they are cut off again as to things pertaining to righteousness.... Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.  Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God.  Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked—  And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out."

Testifico de estas cosas, y lo hago en el nombre de Jesucristo, amén

Happy Easter!
Elder Cole Moffat

ps that`s Helaman 14:15,17-18; 3:27-30 in case you`re wondering.