Monday, March 28, 2016

He is not here: for He is risen!

Dear Family and Friends,

This has been such a special week for me in remembering our Savior's love and infinite atonement. How amazing to think that through our Savior, we can become clean from sin and be able to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. My ponderize scripture for this week will be in Matthew 28:6: "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay." It brings us such great peace to know that we can live again through the mercy and grace of our Savior and as we are faithful to the gospel, we can live with our loved ones in a fullness of Joy.

The start of transfers went great! I was able to stay here in Las Palmas and 10th Ward. It has been amazing that I have been here for almost 6 months! It has truly been a blessing being able to serve the people here in this area and to serve along side the members here as well. It has also been a blessing to work alongside my new companion Elder Lambert. He has a great knowledge of the scriptures and is an amazing teacher. Already I have learned many things from him and I am excited for the bright future of this transfer!

This past week was very special in sharing the "Hallelujah" video that the church produced. I loved how the video showed all of the pictures of family members that have passed on and that through Christ and His resurrection, we can live with them again as eternal families. Through our Savior we can find peace as we repent and come unto Him. We can overcome the trials of this life and be worthy to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father.

We had the opportunity throughout his past week to teach Juan from the Oliveira family. He has a great personality! He loves playing the guitar! It was neat seeing his skills and abilities in music. It has been such a blessing being able to see his growth in the gospel and his desire to learn and improve. It has been amazing seeing his desire to obey the word of wisdom and to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We're excited to see his example in living the word of wisdom help his mother and father overcome their trials as well.

This past Sunday for Easter was very special. We were able to have testimony meeting which was very powerful and made me really reflect on the sacrifice of our Savior and His infinite atonement. We also had the chance to have Daniel's confirmation as well. It was great being able to see the joy and happiness come from his family. I can't wait to see him get the priesthood and receive a calling in the church! I know his family will be a great blessing to the members of 10th Ward.

I know that my Redeemer lives. His gospel is the way that we may find peace in this life and eternal happiness in the world to come. He has provided us a way to overcome our trials and to be supported in times of affliction. I am so very thankful for the scriptures as well as latter-day prophets who help us to strengthen our testimony and love for our Savior.

Thank you all for the prayers they help out a lot. I am so very thankful for you all and hope you have a great week!!

Love ya!
Elder Munro

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