Wow this was really stressful but super rewarding! I had the opportunity to go to a lot of different houses not just the house I live in. Hmmmmm, I have had a lot of experiences with the spirit that I am not willing to share but will share one with you this week! It happened on wednesday. we went to a house and there arouse the question of why won’t the church pay for my medical if I pay tithing….? I had a wonderful opportunity to testify in the name of our Savior that the tithing is not for medical and that if we to have the church pay that we would need to have insurance with the church..ha so this lesson was quite interesting. I was guided to say that his son would be healed if he would pay his tithing for only two weeks…. not that much time right? As i was giving this promise, I felt as if my Spirit was coming out of my body it had so much energy…
I look back on the times that we sent out missionaries two years go from our high-school. It seems like that was yesterday! I am just having a blast here in Bolivia! I have had so many opportunities to learn how to become a better person and missionary! I want to share a lil story with you guys this week about a multi-zone conference we had!
We had a conference about how to be a consecrated missionary. There was a talk given by Bishop Càusse and in this talk he shared a story about a family that was getting ready for church and they were missing their son. As they looked through the house they ended up finding him playing with his toys in his room. The dad then said “Lets go! We have to go to church” The boy looks at the dad and then at his toys. He then turned and got up from his toys and leaves them behind.
I share this story because people can do this with anything! They don’t need to have a plaque to be a consecrated missionary! They just need to leave behind their toys. This can be drugs, alcohol, parties, people that hold you back, cell phones, and much MUCH more!
As I was studying today, I looked under what it means to WORSHIP because I have seen that as members we have in the years, lost this ability. It says in True to the Faith “to worship God is to give Him your love, reverence, and devotion…if you place any person or thing above the love of God, you are practicing false worship or idolatry” This has absolutely blown me way because I was one of these people! That is why I say that we can do better in this because I have seen when we put the love of God first it really changes not only our lives but the lives of those around us!
I have seen miracles I can not deny. Like Joseph smith “I knew and I knew God knew and I can not deny!”