Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Don Victor: A True Inspiration

Hello Everyone!

This week I just thought I'd talk a little bit about Don Victor. Victor is a recent convert from the elders that were here before, and he is 76 years old. Despite having a lifetime of learning in other churches, especially the Catholic church, he knew from the first moment he met the missionaries that they were sent from God. For the short time that he's been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ he has an unbreakable testimony of the Restoration, of Joseph Smith, of the Book of Mormon, and the Church. He loves to talk (usually we spend a whole hour or 2 just listening to him talk) but he doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk. He has been so affected by his conversion, that even though he can't proselyte with us for his age, he has self-titled himself a "missionary without boundaries". He talks with his friends and acquaintances from all over Guatemala City, teaches them the basics of the gospel, and then sends them to the church that corresponds to where they live, with a reference note with his name and number so the other missionaries know that he sent them. He even goes to the hospitals during visiting hours and visits the people who are alone and prays for them and shares a little message with them. He is a man so completely converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that he lives it to his fullest capacity. He pays for the taxis that take his references to the chapels. He doesn't cringe about giving of his money for Christ's cause. He understands the Law of Consecration without even having been taught it directly. 

My thought this week is that I want to be like Don Victor.


-Elder Jackson

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