Author: Jacob Manzanera

The Journey I’d Never Thought I’d Journey

The world persuades us to look from the inside, out through self-centered mentalities in hope of finding the “true you”. The gospel teaches us to look from the outside, in through selfless service and loving others. We then are given the promise from the savior himself, “he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it”. For this reason…

Swimming Against The Current

It’s crazy how fast time has flown by. The mission is like one of those dreams you don’t want to wake up from. The reality is that I don’t want to face reality haha. It still hasn’t hit me that I’m in my last transfer. I have learned so much, met amazing people, and witnessed countless miracles in others. The…

Mic Check 1..2..3.. Yes I’m Still Alive!

Sorry I haven’t been keeping you guys updated, but I promise I have some good excuses that you guys probably wouldn’t understand. However, I couldn’t ask to be more satisfied with how things are going over here. I have set a personal goal for myself to keep things in last gear this final stretch of my mission leaving no regrets behind. that’s…

Unforgettable Memories, Invincible Promises and Everlasting Blessings

“I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19)” When Jesus Christ was here on earth, he established his church upon “Apostles and Prophets” (Ephesians 2:20). One of which was Peter, whom…

…21? Livin’ Tha Gud Lyfe #Blazin’N’Praisin

Para ser breve en palabra quisiera escribirles en español o sea, “mi idioma materna” porque así me siento un pocito mas cómoda en cuanto el tema. Entonces, hace 2 semana recibí mi dieciseisavo compañero o mejor dicho, el recibió a mi aquí en Las Magnolias, Central(básicamente estamos en el centro de la cuidad Lima). Mi compañero se llama Elder Garate,…

#RiseUp with the Armour of God

“our kings and our leaders were mighty men in the faith of the Lord; and they taught the people the ways of the Lord; wherefore, we withstood…” (Jarom 1:7) We are living in a society where temptation is everywhere. The adversary is diligently working overtime day-in and day-out, tempting us through our smallest everyday choices that may appear “normal” to…