Monday, November 10, 2014

Last Monday‏

Well it´ll be short and sweet. I will be leaving Chile next Monday and be home Tuesday. My flight intinerary will be here this week saying exactly what day and the hour. What I know is that this is my last week and I will be home in about 7 days. 

I am grateful to be here and sad to leave but all I can do is keep working with all of my heart here with the members and people. 

I am going to be short because my time has been cut very short and so I gotta go. I love you all and will see you next week!!

Elder York

Monday, November 3, 2014

I´ll be home in 10 Days

Well it is true. I will be home in 10 days. Due to problems that I have been having with my foot after the surgery I will be Returning with Honor the 14th or 15th of November. I guess it will be an early Thanksgiving. I have never experimented this feeling of being so torn apart. When I went into the MTC I was more excited than sad for the new experience that awaited me. Now I am scared, truly to return home to what I "knew" as home. Now all have grown, moved on and passed away. It will be a new experience to see everything and everyone. I have fallen in love with the people and the places of Chile.

I want to share a little bit of how I recognized the Holy Ghost with this tuff decison to come home early or no:

This weekend was fast Sunday so I was fasting and oh boy did I have a purpose to fast and I sure did have an answer that I needed! I truly felt torn apart in two. The scriptures say "All that is good and inviteth a man to do good, cometh from the Spirit." I was truly confused. I have always told my investigators to pray and they would receive an answer and now I had to put my own faith to the test. Difficult moments are full of opposition. I know that and testify of that. As I fasted and searched, I found nothing. I felt confused and indecisive. During Sacrament meeting, (Here we fast Saturday night, and Sunday morning because we eat dinner for lunch.) as we sung hymns I felt so strong the Spirit and asked in my Heart what I should do. As I did so in my mind came a scripture and as I opened to look for that scripture I couldn't find it... But the page I opened to, where I thought the scripture was, I found a different one that hit home and is my answer.... D&C 78:18-19 

18 And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours.
 19 And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.
I have asked and again felt the answer and the burning in my chest that this is the right decision. I know that it is what I must do. It is after we search and do our part that we will receive the portion that God has for us. I know this and bear my testimony that our Heavenly Father answers our prayers, but we must act. I share this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

I will be home soon and there we can all share experiences and I will show all my pictures and such. Love you all!! We'll see you soon!! 

Elder Alex York