MY DEAR MOM!
Hey mom I can't tell you how sorry I am about last weeks short letter. So I will make it up some how,ha! Last week was really really busy with getting everything switched around with my new companion and what not. My new companion is Elder Virrueta and he is from Peru. He speaks to me in Spanish a lot so it helps me out a ton, so hopefully by the end of this transfer I will be speaking Spanish more fluently:) I'm sorry to hear about the buisness and the tough decision you had to make. I hope conference helped give you the comfort you needed and answered all your questions cuz I know it did for me. This last week has been crazy! I have been pretty much in charge because my companion is new to the area and I have to teach him where everything is and what we do over here. So even though I am not labled senior companion I am and will be for a little while. So it's been stressful but I feel I have grown a lot. Things here are going good. We're trying to find new people and help the ones we have to progress to baptism. I have been so excited all week for General Conference I can't believe it's all ready over it makes me sad! Cuz it was soooooooooo good and I loved every minute of it! It's like the SUPER BOWL for missionaries! It's awesome!
I want Carl to know that he had a big responsibility as a Preisthood holder and that it is the power of Heaven. It is literally the Power of God!! He has intrusted us with that great power, but like Uncle Sam says off of spider man "With great power comes great Responsibility", and I would add to that WORTHINESS! I can't tell you how much I regret the times I was not worthy to pass, bless, and partake of the Sacrament. And also how I shurked a lot of my preisthood duties. I will be judged for this and if I could send a warning to my brothers, I would that you not make the same mistakes! You are better than that! I know it, you know it, our parents know it and most of all our loving Heavenly Father knows it. If he didn't he would not have given you that sacred power. Also be both converted to the Gospel and Church because if one falters you can not stand on even ground and the great Destroyer called Satan will push you around and you will not withstand his mighty winds.
I can't express enough how much I love you all and how much I want to see ya'll succeed and magnify your calllings as Holders of the Priesthood. Not is it only Gods glory, but mine and our parents, to see us succeed. Do not get caught up in the things of the world. There is always time for the Lord and for his work. Never forget that the greatest missionaries are the members! They are the ones who never give up. I have found that this is an even more difficult battle with satan than I thought. Please always be on guard and ready to make the correct decision.
Mom this can apply to you as well. I loved that talk given by the Relief Society president and how great your resposability is as a mother and as a member of this church. Remember that you are called to lead out as a young womans leader, and as a mother to us. Thank you mom for all you have done for me and for setting me on the right path so that I can have the blessing that I so desperately needed and still need in my life. Remember that the strength of the church comes from the family.
Well mom I best get going. I will probably be back on in a little while. I have to go get a new car:) I love you and I hope all is well.
Your son Elder Henze!
Hey mom!! I'm on again for a moment today. I'm glad things are going well. Thank you for all of your prayers they have helped out so much! Thank you for all you do I hope you enjoyed my letter If you could tell Carl for me that losing your temper and letting your emotions get the best of him is the best way that satan can make him lose the spirit. Let him listen to that talk again on the internet that was given in conference about that. It was great, and it will bring him comfort I think, and you as well mom:) Well I best get going... umm I was told by Lisa to let you know that you need to update the Blog. hahahahaha how is that going? I don't even know I can't get on it. I never have time:(ha well mom I best get going I love you sooo much take care.
P.S. I found out I can SKYPE for Christmas and for Mothers day!!!! So make sure you're all set up for that when the time comes.:)
Love Elder Henze