We found this guy named Enrique and he was a cop but he is 50 and retired now. People here seem to retire so early. He is a really cool guy. We taught the restoration and he loved how we could clearly show him that our message is true with the scriptures. He was pretty excited to read the Book of Mormon and he wanted us to come back and teach him the Plan of Salvation. We are going to see him tomorrow so pray for him that it goes well and that he understands.
This past week I have heard lots and lots of people say that "We don't need religion or church - we can have our own way to believe God and the gospel". It just bugged me alot because that is so wrong. God has his own will. He has His plan and His Gospel for all of us. We need to follow God's will, his plan, and his gospel in HIS way not in the way we want to. He knows it will bring the happiness and blessings for that reason He has given it to us. I remember thinking about how even Jesus Christ asked God if there was any other way. Jesus knew he needed to follow the will of the Father and so he did it anyway. There are lots and lots of different pathways (churches) but there is only one path that God established for us to be able to return to live with him again. Jesus Christ established it when he was here and then He restored it again to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know this email sounds like a talk but I'm trying to make it as clear as it can be that there is only ONE PATHWAY (The Restored Gospel) and that is the message we bring.
Its honestly all so true. Its all so clear and simple and it all falls into place. One just needs to do their part to actually see how this is all clearly true.
Love you all and miss you. See you this Sunday Mom! Happy Mothers Day!!
Elder Cody Anderson
Puerto Rico San Juan Mission