August 24, 2015
So I guess I will talk about everything that has happened in this last week….really this area is very hard to be able to get it to progress! This week we had a multi zone conference that blew my mind! We actually just talked about the basics of the teaching that we teach but very profoundly! I would like to just have everyone one that reads this think about the first time the realized that they had a testimony of Joseph Smith? And as you are thinking about that I want you to think of how many people that come to church that have a testimony of him…as we at there learning I learned that he is what has made our church different. He has made our church the true church because he brought back to earth the Book of Mormon, temple work, and real baptism. I now have a testimony that without him our church would be just like any other church!
As for my birthday ha it was not one of the best days of my mission….all of the visits and plans that we had feel through and I still didn’t get my package so that was a lil sad. But you know something that life has taught me is that happiness shouldn’t depend on what happens to you but the attitude you have;) As we arrived to the house we had bought marshmallows earlier in the day so we had contest to see who could put more in ..I lost but I did get 11!
As I have started to really read the new testament. I really liked in Matthew 6 17 18 when it says “But thou, when thou fastest anoint thy head, and wash thy face””that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy which is in secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward the openly” I really like this scripture because we should never do anything fr the sight of man only our Father. I have found that many people think that the things of this world are more important than the things of the world to come. although very sad we often feel that we have to impress the people here with the way we look what we do with other people when really we are like unto the fariseos when we put the materials above him.
I love this gospel. I love my family. I love everything I am able to do for my Father for that is my greatest reward!