Friday, April 11, 2014

Be Humble Because You WANT to Be . . .

March 28, 2014

How are you guys all doing? How has life been treating all?! I hope that you all are doing amazing, enjoying school and work and whatever else you might find yourselves doing!!

So things out here in the mission field are still going well. We still are having a hard time with investigators, mostly just because no one comes to church! It is just a very different area. I think the main reason the people don't come to church is because they feel like they don't NEED church. They all have their nicer houses, cars, motorcycles . . . They are very fortunate. They just are kind of in the phase of feeling like they have everything they need. It feels a little bit like the Book of Mormon, when Alma is preaching to the Zoramites. The Zoramites had everything they needed, and felt strong in their own abilities. Only the poor, the people who needed to change something, came and listened to Alma. Alma says that he "sees that they are meek of heart, and if that is true, thou art blessed." What the people in the Book of Mormon who didn't look for the word of God, and a lot of people in the world, don't understand is that EVERYONE NEEDS THE WORD OF GOD! In Alma 32:14, it says that these people are blessed because they have been humbled, but how much more blessed will the people be if they humble themselves because of the word!

This is something that I have learned as well, and I am trying to apply it more in my mission and my life. Be humble because we want to be, not because we find it necessary now that we have been humbled. Always look for ways to be humble, to serve, and to help others come unto Christ!

So now on to a funny story. In our house, we have 3 big tanks to store water, because the water only comes every other day . . . The tanks usually last 2 days, just perfect for the schedule . . . Well, today marked the fourth day in which the water didn't come. We had no clean dishes, no water to shower, and also the light was gone! We went to the church, and I bathed in the sink of the restroom! Pretty funny! We got home, and about 2 hours later, the water came. We immediately started filling up the tanks. So funny to see how much something simple like water means when you don't have it and you have no way to get it!! This place doesn't have a well, so it wasn't an option to bucket water like we used to in Los Girasoles!

Well, I hope you are all doing well and that this letter finds you all very well! I have sent like 3 others and you guys still haven't gotten them! Hopefully you get this one!!

Love your son, brother, and friend,
Elder Garrett McEwan :)

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