EMAIL ADRESS/ MISSION ADRESS

MISSION
CHILE, CONCEPCION:

FIRST SECTOR: QUILLON/CHILLAN

SECOND SECTOR: ANTARTICA CHILENA/ÑUBLE

THIRD SECTOR: ANDALIEN/ANDALIEN

CURRENTLY: CENTRO ¨A¨/CONCEPCION

salomon.jaar.bueso@myldsmail.net

Elder Salomon Jaar
Mision Chile Concepcion
O´Higgins 940, Oficina 502
Chile Concepcion
CHILE

Saturday, June 5, 2010

TILL WE MEET AGAIN!!!










AT 4:30 AM TODAY (SATURDAY) MY CONVERT WHO HAD BEEN STRUGGLING WITH CANCER FOR SOME MONTHS NOW PASSED AWAY.....CESAR LALUT... I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BETTER EXAMPLE OF HUMILITY AND OBEDIENCE AND DILIGENCE TO THE LORD COMMANDMENTS.

I HAD MET CESAR BEFORE BEING SICK, HE WAS AN ATHIEST AND AGNOSTIC, HE ONCE TOLD ME HE DIDNT BELIEVE IN GOD BECAUSE HE HAD NEVER SEEN HIM AND EVEN ONE TIME WHEN I OFFERED A PRIESTHOOD BLESSING TO HIM HE REJECTED IT SAYING THAT THOSE THINGS DIDNT EXIST. MONTHS LATER HE CALLED FOR US AND ASKED FOR A BLESSING AND THAT DAY AS MY COMP AND I LAYED OUR HANDS AND GAVE HIM A HEALTH BLESSING THRU THE RIGHT AUTHORITY HE STARTED TO LISTEN TO OUR MESSAGE....NOT JUMPING TWO FEET IN THOUGH, AS HE WAS LISTENING TO US HE LISTENED TO THE CATHOLICS, EVANGELICS....STUDIED ALL THREE RELIGIONS FOR A LAPS OF 3 WEEKS AND THEN MADE HIS DECISION. I STILL REMEMBER THAT NIGHT WHEN HE TOLD ME HE WANTED TO BE BAPTIZED! I WALKED IN AND HE SAID OUT LOUD WHILE WE WHERE ALL LAUGHING...I HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO SAY...IN HIS SHAKY VOICE AND WITH BREATHING PROBLEMS, HE SAID: I WANT TO BE BAPTIZED IN THE MORMON CHURCH, CAUSE I KNOW THRU THE SPIRIT THAT IS THE TRUE CHURCH...TEARS ROLLED DOWN HIS FACE AND WE ALL LOOKED AT HIS WIFE FOR A RESPONSE....NOT EVEN 30 SECONDS LATER SHE SAID...SO DO I, I WAS JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO SAY IT FIRST!! WE TAUGHT THEM BOTH THAT DEATH COULD NOT SEPARATE THEM AND THAT THEIR LOVE COULD BE ETERNALLY ENTWINED!! THEY BELIEVED IT AND WANT IT WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS.... CESAR ONLY MADE IT TO CHURCH AROUND 5 TIMES, THEN HE FELL SICK...BUT HE WOULD ALWAYS SHOW ME SO MUCH!! I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MAN PRAY AS MUCH AS HIM, OR BE SO WILLING TO DO WHATEVER GOD HAD IN STORE FOR HIM WITH OUT WHINNING.....THE TRUTH IS THAT CESAR WAS ALMOST PERFECT BECAUSE HE DIED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AFTER HIS BAPTISM AND HE TRULY DID STRIVE TO KEEP EVERY SINGLE COMMANDMENT DOWN TO THE T!! I WAS WITH HIM HOURS BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY...HE RECOGNIZED HIM IN HIS STATE OF AGONIZING, AND HE SAID ELDER....THE SPIRIT WILL COME AND GET ME!!! AND I SAID...YES THE SPIRIT WILL GUIDE YOU TO WHERE YOU HAVE TO GO NOW!! AND THEN HE SAID...AMI MISTAKEN IN THINKING THAT?? I SAID NO! AND HE SAID...I HAVE DONE THE BEST I COULD AND I KNOW THE SPIRIT IS IN ME. LATER ON HE PASSED AWAY.
AT THIS TIME I THINK BACK AND PONDER IN HOW MANY LOVED ONES IVE LOST SERVING THE LORD....MY GRANDMA, CECILIA (CONVERT), DANIEL (CONVERT), MARCIA (LIKE A MOM TO ME IN MY SECOND SECTOR), MY DAD, AND CESAR (CONVERT), 5 PEOPLE IN TOTAL, I DONT UNDERSTAND ALL THINGS AND I CERTAINLY DONT UNDERSTAND WHY IVE HAD TO GO THRU SO MANY HEARTACHES AND SORROWS DURING MY MISSION....EXPERIENCING THE LOSS OF THIS PEOPLE HAVE TRIED MY LOVE FOR THIS WORK AND MY DILIGENCE AND MY TESTIMONY!!! I DONT UNDERSTAND....BUT I HAVE REALIZED I DONT HAVE TO ASK WHY! I JUST NEED TO BE FAITHFUL AND STAY STRONG IN THE ROCK OF MY FAITH, IN JESUS THE CHRIST AND I KNOW HE WILL LET ME KNOW THE REASONS WHEN IAM READY.... I GUESS THE MOTTO OF JOSEPH SMITH COMES INTO PRACTICE...WHEN GOD TELLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING.....JUST DO IT!!! IAM WILLING TO GO THRU ANYTHING FOR MY TESTIMONY AND AFTER ALL THAT IVE GONE THRU...I DOUBT THERE WILL BE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WILL MAKE ME WEAK IN MY TESTIMONY!!! I HAVE LEARNED TO GROW AND MATURE AND EXPAND MY KNOWLEDGE ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DOCTRINE THAT THE GOSPEL HAS TO OFFER. IAM GRATEFUL FOR THIS TRIALS.........AND EVEN THOUGH I WET MY PILLOW AT NIGHT FOR THIS PEOPLE AND ASK GOD WHAT HE WANTS ME LEARN FROM THIS....MY FAITH IS INMOVABLE AND INMUTABLE IN WHAT I TEACH!!! THE TEST DOSENT COME IN DIENG BUT IN LIVING THIS LIFE!!! ITS HARD BUT I HAVE COME TO REALIZE IN THIS PAST TWO MONTHS WHO MY REAL FRIENDS ARE AND I WILL HOLD THEM CLOSE TO MY HEART!!! I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE............THERE IS NO REASON TO SAY NAMES....WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT I COULD GO THRU ANYTHING AND FEEL LOVED AND SAFE, AND UPLIFTED!!!

THIS IS TRUE, THE GOSPEL IS TRUE, THIS CHURCH IS TRUE, THE ATONEMENT IS TRUE, THE PLAN OF SALVATION IS TRUE, ETERNAL FAMILIES CAN BE, I TESTIFY OF THIS BECAUSE MY HEART REJOICES IN THIS DOCTRINES AND PRINCIPLES AND GIVE ME REASONS TO LIVE AND HOPE!!!

LOVE YOU ALL.

PS... PICS OF THE LAST DINNER I HAD WITH CESAR AND HIS FAMILY ON TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK. AND SOME OF HIS BAPTISM!!!

3 comments:

JuanJaar said...

Love you testimony man! Stay strong, I know you're strong. That's how we were taught to be, everything has a purpose. You are awesome man.

Andrea said...

You are such an amazing example to me. Your testimony and your teachings were such an inspiration to work hard and love hard. I am so grateful for your charity and service. I am SO SO grateful that you were my zone leader when I ended the mission and I pray that you end yours with peace and joy knowing that your Father in Heaven is pleased with all that you have done becuase I know He is.

Fer & Brenda said...

Querido Elder Jaar, agradecemos mucho tu testimonio compartido, todo lo que sale de tu corazón nos fortalece y engrandece en la fe, sos muy fuerte y agradecemos mucho haberte conocido y ser testigos de tu crecimiento espiritual que convierte muchas vidas. Te mandamos un abrazote querido hermano, fuerte como tu papá siempre quiso!!!