Tuesday, November 15, 2011

14 November 2011

Hello everyone!!!! Man what a week that was one of the most amazing experinces in my entire life!!! This last Saturday all the missionaries in the Salta Argentina mission went to Salta to have a special conference and ELDER D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON spoke!!!!! He was incredible, a true servant of the Lord, we all got to meet him and shake his hand!!!! It was the most spiritual feeling, to look in his eyes and be proud of who I am and what I am doing as he said, "it is an honor to meet you Elder Darby". I had the biggest smile ever and started crying when I sat down because I truly felt humbled to shake the hand of one of his servants. There are only 14 apostoles in the world. This saturday was special but even better is that he came to my ward here in my area to talk to all the stake. We had all our investigators there to see this amazing apostle and our recent converts that were under 18 years old shook the hand of the apostle and they loved it. Perico is also in our stake, the first where I served, so besides the members of Perico I saw several I've converted. One convert spotted me and gave me the biggest hug and said "without you I wouldn't have found the true happiness in my life" you could only imagine me just crying and smiling, being able to talk perfect spanish with him, it was so great. He gave me a tie that is clearly present in the pic I sent. He now has a wife and wants to go to the temple when he completes a year so you could only imagine how happy that made me. Man I love this work and love having the most amazing experinces especially seeing the entire mission and how many knew who I was or have heard of me. It is incredible how you may feel solo but so many people are watching and relying on you. I feel so loved by my Heavenly Father and the fact i can feel his love and his spirit in every lesson to be able to touch our investigators and for being 20 yrs. old feeling such power and authority. I mean just yesterday I had the privlidge to see an inactive family show up to church after 20 years of being inactive and they all said "are you happy now Elder Darby?" I said "yes I am extremely happy but you know who is even happier? Your Father in Heaven!!!" I love the power and the spirit to make such bold and powerful statements because I know I would never be able to think of stuff like that without the spirit. I love my mission and am here working extrememly hard and it is paying off with such success!!! I love you all and to let you know I love my new area, the members, the people we find and the rainy weather is honestly the best combination ever!!!! Christmas is coming up and although the devil convinced the world that it is a time to buy things of the world, I hope you realize it is a time to remember the greatest sacrifice that was for every single one of us. I hope you all have humbled yourselves in front of God because although we think we are so profound in this world and don't rely that much on God. He has all the power in the world and he doesn't need us but surely we need him. I can testify the second coming is close, there is much rejection in the world so don't be left behind. My comp. said he doesnt want any missing chairs in his family and I say I dont want a single missing chair out of you and me and everyone I know!!!!" Stay strong, pray hard and dont worry if you fall because when you do, look up and grab hold of that helping hand of Christ that is always there to lift us back up to carry us and care for us. You may live in this world but don't EVER be of this filthy world of materials and money. We are members of the true church and in these last days, our purpose is to PREPARE!!! I love you all and I hope this makes you think because there will be a lot more when I come home. haha Love your son Elder Darby

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