WE FOUND A FAMILY! YES, A FAMILY!
I´ve never wanted someone to understand the gospel and be baptized so much.
I´ve been studying the August Liahona and it´s SO GOOD.
My favorite talk is from Elder Bednar - accepting the Lord´s will and timing. Take a read:
“As we confront ourown … trials and tribulations, we too can plead with theFather, just as Jesus did, that we ‘might not … shrink’—meaning to retreat or to recoil (D&C 19:18). Not shrinking ismuch more important than surviving! Moreover, partaking of a bitter cup without becoming bitter is likewise part of theemulation of Jesus.”
Recounting the story of a newlywed couple battling the husband´s vigorous cancer, Elder Bednar asked him if he had the faith to not be healed. It seems counterintuitive but essentially he was asking if the couple had enough faith in God and in His plan to trust in Him whatever the outcome, even if it be death. This courageous couple wrestled with this question but ultimately decided to trust and have faith in God´s outcome.
Christ is our perfect example in all things. He was patient, and submit to the will of the Father. In face of our own difficulties, we are to be patient, and accept the timing and will of the Lord.
His plan is supreme and His will always triumphs. I´m learning how to have more faith in this and trust He truly knows all and sees all.
We are sad that some of our great investigators have decided not to continue their search for the truth. But we know that the Lord always has a very beautiful plan prepared for them and hope that one day they will allow their seeds to bloom.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this scripture. God’s plan is simple, not always easy, but simple.
“O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look, we may live forever.”
My companion shared these thoughts in a lesson this week and I had never considered the differences quite this way before; Satan does not have manners. He barges in, doesn´t ask permission. He destroys and tempts and lies and steals. Christ invites. He knocks. He whispers. He asks. Christ is respectful and well mannered.
Being a missionary is so great
I love the Book of Mormon
I love His Church.
I LOOVE His Plan
Boa semana xo
Love From Brasil,