Brett Gonzalez has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mexico Tampico Mission. He entered the Provo MTC on April 3, 2013 and is expected to serve a period of 24 months. He is a beloved son, brother and friend and we are overwhelmed with joy to share him with the wonderful Mexican people.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


January 27, 2014

  So this week went by very quickly, I always appreciate the good times and the fast times, I know I don't want the time to go away, but like the saying goes, ''time flies when you're having fun.'' Although we can very much change this to the Lord blesses you in your afflictions. We all afflict ourselves too much for time wasted and even time well spent. We can always use time MORE wisely, but we need to recognize and learn from that we may have used unwisely to grow and live more efficiently. 
     We have been doing well this week, but I have a lot of work to do. With even more reiteration with the Area Plan from the 70, I have my eyes opened and seen all that I need to do, I have seen the changes in myself, that have been so necessary, as well. I am glad for changes and the opportunity to start fresh. Something I had realized is that I had not been smiling and not trying to make people smile. I remember trying all the time to make sure that I had helped make people smile, and doing it again, just smiling and making eye contact with those I greet in the street. It makes my whole day better. I know that there is no way that the Lord would look at anyone without trying to make them smile, so I can't do anything less. 
     I have work to do here to with the members and the ward council, I like making those connections so it will be a good way to use our time as well. We have a WARD where right now the regular attendance is we have plenty of work to do here. 
     We had a zone conference this Friday and it was really good, I liked it a lot and learned from the presentation as well as by personal revelation, things so very needed for me to work more effectively in this time. Like I have mentioned before, we spoke about the fact that the work of salvation is NOT going away, this is our work now, and until we can understand it the way the Lord would have us understand it we can live it and help others live it. We have all now been welcomed to the apostolic work, I say apostolic with a lower-case 'A' because we are not called by God to be Apostles, be have been called to the Apostolic work. I love this time I have, I am learning so much and making changes in myself and seeing how the Lord could love us all so much. I just weep with Nefi and with President Thomas S. Monson to see so many children reject God's blessings, especially those who have tasted so much of his love to be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and then reject all more that can come to them. 

I love you all and I hope that you receive the strength you need and allow it to come in the way it may. I know that this is His work and he has chosen me to be here, now. 
     ¡¡¡¡¡¡ I received the package =)!!!!!!! Thank you muchly!!!! We are very well prepared now with the mini copies of the Book of Mormon!!!!! and all the candy that will last centuries =) 
     I am loving all of the Bible videos, I listen to them while I write, I love it!!!!
     I am going to be weird when I get home, but it will be the new me, so you'll all have to get used to it =) haha I love you all!!!

Elder Gonzalez
     -Warrior for the Lord-
Helaman 12:1

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