Dear Family and Friends,
What a glorious week we have had! What a wonderful opportunity that we had to listen to prophets and apostles of the Lord speak to us and have inspired us to live and embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ. How blessed we are to receive guidance and direction from our Father in Heaven.
I love the scripture found in D&C 20:26 "....all those from the beginning, even as many as were before he came, who believed in the words of the holy prophets, who spake as they were inspired by the gift of the Holy Ghost, who truly testified of him in all things, should have eternal life."
As we listen to and follow the council and direction given by our Prophet Thomas S. Monson and all of the General authorities of the church, we will experience a greater joy and light come into our lives. We will have a greater ability to overcome the trials and afflictions that we face and be even more prepared for eternal life with our Father in Heaven.
Elder Williams and I had a great chance to visit with many less active and active members through out this past week and talked about the importance in preparing for General Conference. One visit in particular that was neat was when we visited Lambert who is a recent convert. We showed him President Monson's priesthood talk 'A sacred Trust' from last conference about the importance in honoring our priesthood. He seemed very uplifted from the visit as he has been going through daily life struggles. We also mentioned as we gather sincere questions and concerns that we have and listen intently to conference that we would be able to receive answers and guidance through the Holy Ghost. I hope you all have received answers to your questions and prayers as you have pondered upon the messages that were given. I am excited to continue studying and learning from them and to seek greater understanding from my Heavenly Father.
On Friday we were able to have a quick visit with John where we talked about Conference and he brought up a few questions that he had about the temple. We talked with him about eternal families and how we can have happy families in this life and experience joy in the life to come. Though it has been a bit difficult trying to meet with him recently, he has a lot of interest and we are excited to continue helping him progress in the gospel.
Towards the beginning of last week we had the opportunity in visiting with Amanda and Andrew who wanted to investigate and learn more about the restored gospel. The Frei's who are members introduced us to them and they have been a great fellowship and have been helping to answer their questions and concerns. We plan to visit them today and invite them to be baptized into the church. We hope that they will be able to feel of the spirit and the importance of the gospel. I know as they are baptized and join the fold of our Heavenly Father, they will experience greater peace and comfort in their lives. I am excited for the future of this area!
I know that this gospel is true. The message of the gospel is God's truth. There is a God in heaven, our Eternal Father. He has sent His son to redeem us and to bring us back into Gods presence again. I testify that His atonement is infinite, eternal and real. God knows you, God loves you. Go often to Him in prayer, he is always there. How blessed we are for his mercy and love.
Have a wonderful week!
R to L: Elder Nebeker , Elder Toone , Elder Munro , Elder Williams , Elder Christensen , Elder Jacobs , Sister Gillespie , Sister Redd , Sister Nate , Sister Judd