The highlight of my week was easily my exchange with Elder Duano and Conference.
Elder Duano is one of my fantastic Zone Leaders and this past Wednesday
we went on an exchange and had the BEST time. I was able to learn SO much! I
especially learned a lot about the principle of obedience. Obedience is a key
part of our Heavenly Father's plan. As we exercise obedience and strive to do
the small things well, even when it seems insignificant and of little or no
importance, we will find a greater connection with our Father in Heaven. I know
that our Heavenly Father rejoices in our obedience because it is only through
obedience that we can return to live with our Father in Heaven and our Glorious
Savior. The bible instructs us that "faith without works is dead". It
is my invitation that we all exercise OBEDIENT faith. That our works are shine
with obedience and as we feel the happiness that comes there from, the Lord
will work miracles through us. Read the Book of Mormon, pray, go to church, rinse
and repeat. Revelation, comfort, peace and forgiveness of sins comes from these
simple activities. The experience of a lifetime is available to us everyday as
we are obedient. :)
Also, Conference was SOOOO incredible! I want to reference
and speak briefly about Elder Craig W. Zwick's talk and emphasis one point. Are
we fluent in the language of love? Do our words administer grace to the hearer?
As we live our lives in such a way that our care and concern for others shines
through, we will be as the bible states "a light [to] the world."
What the world needs right now is more love. As we love unselfishly and without
expectation of personal gain, we will allow others to come to know their
PERSONAL savior through us. :)
I know with all my heart that the Gospel of
Jesus Christ is alive and well upon the earth. As we exercise faith, repent and
endure to the end, we will find great happiness now and in the hereafter.
Joseph Smith WAS A PROPHET OF THE LORD. I know that to be true. As we read the
Book of Mormon and feel its shining influence and heavenly affect, we will come
to know that to be true each and every day of our lives. God lives,Jesus Christ
is His son and our redeemer and the Holy Ghost is real. It's my testimony that
they are three individual and distinct beings, in perfect positions to help us
grow and someday return to live in the
highest kingdom of Heaven. I love you all so much and hope and pray for your
success in every phase of your lives. :) God be with you til we meet again!