Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Hey family! K so the highlight of this week for me is most deefinately the devotional yesterday it was absolutely amazing. His name was Elder Pace and he talked about the love that heavenly Father has for us, and i don't know if i have ever felt the spirit so strong. Everybody was silent and attentive. When he first began his talk he told us that he was going to tell us some stuff that is very sacred to him and personal and for that reason he only agreed to come after being assured that nothing was going to be recorded. And so ya i was on the edge of my seat after that. But i wont tell you everything he said but just know that it was aweome. He quoted the quote from Lorenzo Snow, Which says," As man now is God once was, as God now is man may become." and i just love this quote because it helps me realize that what i am doing now is moving me so much closer to my Heavenly Father and that every action i make should be representing His name. I know that i am never going to be perfect but I do know that as i continue to help invite others to come unto Christ I will be so much closer to God. Without the knowledge that God is literally our Father we alienate ourselves from him; we can never let ourselves feel like we are unworthy to talk to Him; we can never feel like he is so far away and our problems are so small that he doesn't care; or believe He is unreachable. Knowing that God is truly our Father, means that he knows each and every one of us individually, He knows us by name, He cares about everything we go through, He cries in sorrow when we do something wrong but still calls after us and cries for joy when we return to His presence. God is the one person that knows all of our weaknesses and our mistakes and still loves us with complete love. Knowing that God is our Father also lets us know that everyone we come in contact with is also literally is Elder anderson and Flavel say hi and they love you very much. our brother and sisters. We knew them before this life. Christ told the prophet Jeramiah of the Old Testament that he knew him before he was born and entered into the womb. We also knew our brothers and sisters before this life. ONe day in our lives we our going to run into someone and look them in the eyes and feel like we have known them our whole lives. This is not just a coincidence, it is because at one time before this temporary life on earth we did know them. Chances are we talked to them and walked with them, and told them exactly where we were going when we came to this earth. I know that when i told people up in heaven that i was going to be born into the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints that they grabbed on to me and told me to find them, and i promised them i would. I am not here on my mission to find people to join our church or to find people to baptize. I am here on my mission because i am going to find those who i made promises too even if i don't remember. But as i teach them and look into their eyes with the eyes of Christ i know that the veil will part and i will know that i am truly teaching my brothers and sisters. For everyone that is reading this message, i want you to know what i know. That Jesus Christ is the son of God, that he was sent down here to suffer for the sins that we have committed; all so we can return to our Loving Heavenly Father. Christ's Church is once again on this earth. Joseph Smith truly saw God the Father and HIs son Jesus Christ, and through there power once again established the true church on the earth. I love you all and yall can send me whatever yall want bye.