At this moment the thought came into my head: "I may not be able to talk perfectly, but I CAN Understand almost perfectly." I realized that The Lord had literally blessed me with the Gift of Interpretation of Tongues. Before, I had been so preoccupied with the fact that I can´t talk that I didn´t even realize this great blessing that was right in front of my face.We were talking to some members of the Ward, and getting to know them, and I could understand EVERY word! I didn´t even have to translate what they were saying in my head, but I just understood perfectly as they were talking.
- We were talking to a member and we shared with them Mosiah 2:41 (Which talks about how those who keep the commandments are blessed). We then asked them in what ways they have seen blessings in their lives since they´ve been members. The Sister then wen´t on to list all of the many blessings. Since they´ve been baptized, her husband has NEVER lacked work. They have always been able to provide for their family. Because they read the book of mormon as a Family, They can ALL read. She explained that before the missionaries talked to them, that the entire family was illiterate. But the missionaries taught them to read, and now the entire family can read and write. She wen´t on and on about the blessings that the Lord has given them. This was a huge testimony builder for me.
- The Bishop of our ward taught a lesson on tithing Yesterday (Sunday), and he taught me a lot about the blessings of the Lord. He said that growing up, his family was Always super poor. He said that breakfast every morning was a half a slice of bread, and that they would always ask their Dad for a whole slice, but they just didn´t have the money. He said that His Dad ALWAYS payed tithing, and that as a kid he often wondered why God wasn´t blessing his family. But He told us that Now, many years later, and after his dad had pasted away, ALL of his sons were well off. The bishops family is rich for the standards of peru, and so is his brother who is the Stake President.
Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come.---Elder Jeffery R. Holland
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