Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hna. Johnson and I were asked to speak in Sacrament meeting today in Los Arroyos Branch. Our topics were left open and so Hna. spoke on the birth of the Savior. She used the First Presidency’s Christmas message from a few years ago. Since it was already translated into Spanish she was able to give her talk without much difficulty. Hna. Johnson still can’t speak Spanish fluently but she does read it very well.

My talk was on missionary work. I told the story of the first native Mexican who was called to serve a mission in 1910. His name was Elder Andres Gonzalez. He had several faith promoting experiences and at one point he and his companion were even placed in front a firing squad to be executed for preaching the gospel. For the intermediate hymn the congregation sang a song, “Placenteros nos es Trabajar” that Elder Gonzalez wrote while in jail waiting to be executed. He was a great missionary and an example to us all.

In the Primary Nursery today Hna. Johnson’s lesson was on the birth of the Savior and she presented each of the children with a picture of the Savior framed in seashells.

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