Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I feel progress

well I had a good week, the Lord has really been helping me to be who I am supposed to be, sometimes it is a big trial but I feel like the Lord is really helping me, this week I feel like I committed to be a little better, and when I took the Sacrament it was a lot cooler, I feel the truth that obedience has a lot to do with my desire, I guess that is what I am more happy about is my desire to be obedient has increased and I feel progress. I also was thinking about my testimony today and realized that I know the Church is true. I already knew that but today I don't know it just feels more solid, so yeah. well this week was good for us, we had a sort of sorry turn up in Church compared to last week but it was a peaceful Sunday despite all that and I see the Ward is progressing a lot over all.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

nice to see how fun missionary work can be it is really rewarding

this was a good week thanks, sounds like you guys had a fun time.Well this was a good week for me, I could feel the Spirit a lot and I was strengthened a lot by reading my scriptures, I am glad i am here, things seem to be going really well. I really like my companion Elder B he is a really good missionary, he has taught me a lot already and helped a ton. It is nice to see how fun missionary work can be it is really rewarding, I dont remember when I imagined missionary work being this cool until now.

cool scripture that I found-Helaman 3 {25
27 Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.

love you guys talk to you later

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gospel knowledge to help us do better

Well I had another good week, I am really having a good time yall, I have a new companion now, his name is Elder B, he lives in Layton, wow so close. and so yeah he is cool, i am learning a lot from him. this week i learned some new things, I have been watching and trying to teach better, I realized how questions can be very effective some times I wonder why I don't just ask more things, that knowledge came a lot from Elder Bednar in the conference that we did just a couple weeks ago and from the example of my companion. It is really cool, I am sure Elder Bednar is an apostle from the things he taught us, he didn't mention much that was new he just made us feel good mostly and applied basic Gospel knowledge to help us do better on some specific things, as I was saying like, inspired questions. I am glad that he came, a recent convert also got to listed to one of his conferences when he was here and she really liked it and said it made her feel better in a difficult time, also we gave her a blessing yesterday, that was cool, It was interesting how a lot of times the things that help people most are repeats of things people know already or to reassure them of something, I know that the Priesthood is really, it is really cool and interesting. I love it when you  feel the Spirit. I am glad that sister took the faith to ask for a blessing. It was nice to know that God is conscious of what others are passing through, it makes me not worry so much. 
We had a lesson with a girl that seems pretty prepared to change in her life, she says that she has seen the example of her Mother in law and says that her Mother in law is basically perfect, she just happens to be a member so we are blessed that we found her. I think that this will be a good change. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

one soul to Christ how great shall be your joy

we had a great week I found a scripture that I liked it talked about mysteries, I like how even those with a really big understanding need faith Alma 40:3 also Marcia got to go to the temple I remember that I was just really happy when I heard that she went, it is really really cool to see someone else learning the Gospel, so that is a big part of my time here, just remembering how cool that was, serious, helped me have a testimony much more deep of that verse in Doctrine and Covenants that talks about bringing one soul to Christ how great shall be your joy love you guys
Doctrine and Covenants 18:15
15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

the judgment will probably be us choosing to leave God´s presence

so this was a buena semana I learned a lot of stuff this week, mostly about faith though. faith is such an interesting principle. I think I grew in a faith a tiny bit. I remember a lesson we gave with a less active member, me and Elder G tried pretty hard to do what Elder Bednar told us to do, and by the end we figured out she did not have very many desires to find out if the Book of Mormon was actually true by faith. it makes me think, wow if all these people could progress more by simply having more faith than how important is it that we have faith as well and I mean the get your feet wet sort of fe that Elder Bednar was talking about. really having doubts can darken the guidance we have from the Spirit and the way to teach effectively is with the Spirit. I had a cool experience with faith in the Book of Mormon yesterday too, I read a scripture and I was sort of down for some reason and I had the thought, this is not even helping, the Book should be helping me more, then I had a feeling to look back a few verses, then came a great, small verse that resolved my entire problem basically, I didnt even know why I was feeling down, i couldnt explain it then after reading that scripture it not only showed me a wise counsel but it gave me that opportunity to exercise more faith and I started to feel animado again. It is amazing how the Lord works through small means like words on a page or the way we feel to teach us of the most important things, really suprizes me sometimes how merciful the Lord really is. so yeah that was a highlight of the week for sure.
really yeah I had that question a while back it sure made me think a lot. that is interesting that stuff about Moses thanks for sharing that I remember when that gave me a doubt a long time ago but it makes sense still, also before I read I was thinking about what you said`` Heavenly Father really directs us to think that we can be great and i was thinking about that just a minute ago. so yeah I also I was thinking about that Moses wanted to give up, after I read it, I think that is really interesting but we can see so easily now that the Lord did help him. something cool this week that I heard was from a conference I got to listen to with Elder Bednar, he said living the Gospel is not hard, it is easy. Not living the Gospel is hard. he also said that if living the Gospel is like a chore that is not right. I really liked that he even started talking about how when we get judged after we die, the judgment will probably be us choosing to leave God´s presence rather than Him saying we didnt do good enough. he mentioned how if you cant look into the bishops eyes it will probably be a similar thing. so the way that we know if we are ready is basically if we know the Gospel is making us happy. it makes me wonder a little bit about Moses, how he wanted to give up at some time, I am sure that he was going through some trail right, or also Christ when He was about to perform the Atonement, how he asked the Lord if the bitter cup could be passed from Him, it wasnt. I wonder why things like that have to happen when they happen to me, like why do I have to do this if it wont help me and then I just have to think of how it is always better that way. there really has to be hard things that we do, we have to overcome things, that is a good perspective that we have opposition in all things and that to be happy we have to know saddness. to me that was a true statement that he said. 
also he said that we are weird and backed it up by saying that the Lord`s people are a peculiar people. I also agree with that and he called people that dont keep the commandments stupid it was pretty funny.