Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How Rare a Possession- Wed. Jan 11, 2017 12:34 PM

Dear todos los pueblos on my E-mail list,

How is it going?

Here things are going extremely well. We watched a really cool church movie this past Sunday about how wonderful the Book of Mormon is, and "How rare a possession" it is that we have.

One of the stories that was in the movie involved an italian minister in another church. He was walking to the place where he was preaching in New York, when he found a book that had been slightly burned and that was missing the cover page. He took the book back to his house and read it. After he had read every last page of the book, he followed the advice that was written in the last chapter of the book. (And as you probably guessed, the book was the Book of Mormon, so he followed the advice in Moroni 10:4-5) He prayed and the answer came back that the book he was reading was scripture. I don't think I could explain everything that happens to him afterwards, so I reccomended trying to find a copy of it and watching it.

But that movie really inspired me to study the Book of Mormon a little bit more than I have been. I can definately say that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I would like to invite all of you to read this book and follow the advice of Moroni in Moroni 10:4-5. I can promise you that each and everyone of you will receive an answer from God, if you will just take the oppurtunity to earnestly seek out these things and to earnestly seek out the truth. I testify of these things, in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

I love each and every one of you guys, and the next time that I write, I'll be able to tell you all a little bit about the Mexico Aguascalentes mission. 

I'll be praying for you!

Elder Kline DuBose

p.s. These are some pictures from our trip to the Mexico City Temple grounds and visitor center today. Hope they turned out all right.

Some interesting facts about the Mexico City Temple:
It is the largest LDS temple outside of the USA
The angel Moroni on the top is holding the Plates of Gold and is one of only five angel Moroni's that does that, in the world.
It has one of the 32 total visitors centers in the world.

Friday, January 6, 2017

And One Month Down, Not That I´m Counting- Fri 01/06/2017, 1:01 PM

This week at the CCM has flown by! It´s been flying by so fast! It´s just so crazy how fast my time out here has been going.

This Tuesday, we had a really good devotional by one of the Area of the Seventy elders. (I sure hope that I got the right title down). He talked a lot about service and listening to the spiritual promptings of the Spirit, but as I was thinking about what I wanted to share in this e-mail to everyone, I thought about something he said about taking notes when you're listening to a talk. He said, "Don't write down the words that I say, but write down the words that the Spirit says to you." It has been something that I've been thinking about this whole week.

I thought about it, and I realized that the Spirit is the one who teaches you. I've felt that experience so much in my mission. I testify to you all (or "ustedes" in Spanish) that the Church is true, and that the Spirit will testify of all truth in you life. The Spirit will teach you, if you let it. I testify of this, In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

That is about it for this week. Thank you all for your prayers and the thoughts. 

Elder Kline DuBose

p.s. And, just so everyone knows, next week is my last week in the CCM, so they will be moving my P-day to Wednesday, for one day, and then I'm not sure when it is.
p.p.s This is a picture of my lunch. Instagram it for me, please. Love y'all. ;)

                                                         This is a Picture of my lunch

Monday, January 2, 2017

And a Happy New Year - Fri 12/30/2016, 3:21 PM

Christmas this week was awesome!

During sacrament meeting this week, a branch president shared a story with us from his mission in California.

The story went, "I was driving along the road with my companion, and we were speeding because we had to make it to a lesson that we had to teach on time. I got pulled over, and the cop came up to the window and asked what I was doing. I told him that I was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I was speeding because we were late for a lesson. The cop looked at me and decided to just let me off with a warning. The cop left and my companion and I began driving to the lesson again.

"And needless to say, I began speeding again. A few miles more down the highway, I got pulled over once more. I thought I would try the same excuse about why I was speeding and see if I could get out of getting a ticket again. I was already to try, but I looked out the window only to find that it was the same cop once again. I got the ticket and had to appear before a judge this next wednesday.

"Wednesday arrived, and I went to the courthouse with my companion. I wasn't to worried about getting a fine, but then the judge walked into the room. You'll never guess who it was. The same cop who pulled me over. He knew my excuses and I decided to just take the fine. There was no way I was getting out of it.

"At this point, I was really afraid. There was no way that I could pay for this ticket. My family had barely any money, I had used mine to pay for my mission, and my mission president wouldn't pay for it. This stress was going through my head as I walked up to counter to receive my fine. The lady looked at me and handed my a receipt then said, 'It was just paid in full by your lawyer.' I was really confused about what happened and asked if the man who said he was my lawyer was still here. She said yes and pointed to a man standing behind me. I turned around and looked at the man. It was the same man."

Now, as you probably guessed, that story wasn't one hundred percent in this life, but it is a true story. It is the story of Christ and what he has done for us. He is the one who catches us. He is the one who tries us. And, most importantly, He is the One who paid the fine for each and everyone of us when there was no way that we could.

I know that He loves us. And I bear testimony to each of you that Christ is the Savior of the World, En el nombre de Jesucritso, Amen. 

Thank you all for your prayers and your good thoughts. 

Elder Kline DuBose

(Some pictures of life here in the CCM. I got a hair cut this week)

Some more Pictures from my district and companion.

Seasons Greetings from Beautiful Mexico City CCM! Fri 12/23/2016, 1:33 PM

-- Elder Kline DuBose

Dear all those people that said they would read my emails and probably forget to just like I did,

And Sunday is Christmas! It's practically here!

It feels just like yesterday that I got here and yet I'm almost halfway done with my time here. How crazy is that?

We had a really good week this week. We had a devotional this Tuesday about working hard and trying to remember how all of our families want you to succeed and to do well out here.

The guy giving the devotional talked about a missionary who wanted to go home, and his mission president couldn't convince him to stay. So the mission president's wife talked to the elder and convinced him. Shocked, the mission president asked his wife what she said. His wife replied that she asked him how disappointed his mom would be if she found out that she couldn't raise him to be brave. The mission president then told his wife that the elders mom had died when the elder was five. The missionary knew his mom was still alive, and wanted the best for him and wanted him to be brave.

I know, just like the missionary in the story, that this life is not the end. I know that I'll get to see those that I love and cherish once more. And this is all thanks to the gospel and atonement of Jesus Christ. I testify of the truthfulness of these things, In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Merry Christmas,

Some pictures from my experience here. I think they have Elder Young, Elder Williams, and Elder Romberg.