Friday, July 17, 2015

Week 71: New Mission President!

Hi everyone,

Soooo Monday, we had to travel to Hermosillo for a meeting, and since I am in Penasco, that means a 7 hour grey line bus ride... and that means the first actual rest I have taken that is allowed since my days in Nogales, almost a year ago..... and oh my goodness did I enjoy that bus ride........ It was also nice because I had plenty of time to get in some good readings of things that I don't normally have time for. That is the one nice advantage of being far away from Hermosillo....
And for that same trip, I didnt have any time to write on Monday, or even Tuesday, so please accept my apologies....

We got to know our new Mission President, President Robinson and his wife, and they are awesome! They seemed very excited and eager to help the mission advance, and I am really excited to get to work under their leadership. President Robinson was an agriculture teacher at Cornell University before receiving his call, so we´ll see if I can get the hook ups with him to have them accept me after my mission........ heehee

The exciting part of my letter this week will be an exert from a letter that my dearest friend Rachy (Slam) Duncan wrote me a couple of months ago that I loved. Hope you enjoy!

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other:

“Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

- Útmutató a Léleknek

Awesome huh? Rachael has got some good perspective ... Take care everyone!

Elder Bernal

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