Thursday, June 16, 2016

best times of the week

that is cool the Sacrament is usually one of the best times of the week for me, i just feel really relieved sometimes. that is cool that you would mention that you felt closer to God, it reminds me of a time where i prayed before sacrament meeting for that  and i still remember that super well a year later. 
well this was a good week for me, it is interesting finishing up the mission, it seems like i am gonna be here for longer, just because i feel so used to it but all good things must come to an end just kidding.  i cant wait to see you guys soon but there are still like 4 weeks left, i dont know about you guys but for me that seems really short, time goes by super fast here. this week was good we had a cool investigator come to Church and she seems to be liking it a lot. also a recent convert that hasnt come to Church in a really long time came, goes to show that people feel a reason to come if you consistently show them that you care by visiting them. so yeah lots of cool things happened this week though i just cant remember them very well. one cool thing is that today we got to play soccer, i think that will be the last time we play soccer here in paraguay sadly. i am really enjoying my study time lately and there is so much to learn, so much you can change about yourself by simply listing to the Spirit and trying to appy it. i think that studying the scriptures gives me a lot of motivation too. but yeah this was another good week, i am beginning to like this area a bit more and so that is good, to be liking my last area.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I, God, have suffered these things for all

well this has been a good week, it was a great week for me to learn about the Atonement, I feel like that is a big blessing. I had an hour of studies where I had some kind of deep thoughts about the Atonement, it really is beyond me what kind of a Sacrifice it was. I love DyC 19
16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;
 17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;
 18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—
 19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.
 20 Wherefore, I command you again to repent, lest I humble you with my almighty power; and that you confess your sins, lest you suffer these punishments of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit.
Here is a thought that I had, who would I be willing to die for? and for many people such as parents it may be those that they taught the Gospel or shared it with well I was thinking personally about that then I had the thought of what would happen if I died for someone that decided to drop the Gospel, simply because it was to hard, or they didnt want to. there would be no fair reason for anyone to drop the Gospel after someone had died to give it to us right. well the Atonement is what gives us the Gospel and Christ didnt just die but something a whole lot harder than that and some of us think we have the right simply to not live the Gospel in ignorance. I think that is crazy. I have been able to feel Christs love for us more lately. you know we really don't have to suffer all that much. living the Gospel is not to hard and there is nothing happier.  The hard part Christ already did, we just have to do our part
27 Thou shalt be diligent in preserving what thou hast, that thou mayest be a wise steward; for it is the free gift of the Lord thy God, and thou art his steward.
 28 If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving.
 29 If thou art sorrowful, call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful.