Thursday, October 27, 2016

Truth, Tap, and my Foundation.


So thoughts, and lots of them!!
I have been thinking a lot about how the Holy Ghost works with us and for us.
The power of the Holy Ghost is incredibly powerful.
One of the main roles of the Holy Ghost is to teach us what is true. He helps us better know the way that our Father in Heaven would have us go.

In the Book of Mormon the last prophet, Moroni, as his closing testimony to us states, " And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."

This scripture has come to mean a lot to me in my life. I know that the Holy Ghost has been able to teach me the truth of ALL things. It is only through the Holy Ghost that I am able to stand daily and bare witness of the love that our Saviour Jesus Christ has for each of us. 

But what is so wonderful about it is that the Holy Ghost will help us in many simple ways as well. When I was attending University, I was taking a tap class. I love dancing! But I had never taken tap or done a tap dance before. I could pretend, but it was terrible! Towards the end of the semester we were learning a new combination, and I was struggling with it. I could not for the life of me figure it out. So I prayed. I asked my Heavenly Father for help in being able to do the combination. The next day, I was able to figure out what I was doing wrong and how it was that I needed to fix it, in order to be able to do the combination. 
It seems like such a little thing, but it has meant the world to me. To know that in the simplest of things, God cares and will help in every way. 

This experience has helped me solidify my testimony and foundation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The prophet Helaman said, "...remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation;..."

A photograph of a pier combined with a quote by President Thomas S. Monson: “We can fortify our foundations of faith … so that we will not falter.”

I know that my testimony of the Saviour has been helped so much and it has come through the Holy Ghost teaching me the truth. And that because it happened for me, it can happen for everyone. God's love is REAL and we can learn of it through the Holy Ghost as we build our foundation. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016


So this week in Relief Society we had a wonderful lesson about Charity..

Charity is something that we talk a lot about as missionaries. It is something that is discussed quite in depth in the scriptures. Charity incompasses so much! There is so much covered within charity, and with it, it changes so much.
1 Corinthians 13 talks ALL about charity! And I LOVE IT!!! I just wanted to share what is said in the first three verse:
"1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."
Charity is so important in everything we do. Charity is everything. It truly is the pure love that is found in our Saviour Jesus Christ. 

Why does Charity have the power that it does?

This is something that I have been thinking a lot about.... which is why I started this post on Tuesday... and its now Saturday.... haha :) ya..... 
Anyways, charity has the power it does because of the love that is described in John 3:16, 
"16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

I think this really describes the power of charity. It is the pure love, not simply from our Saviour, but also our Heavenly Father. They have such incredible love for each of us and I know that love is not only real but is powerful. 
A photograph of purple flowers combined with a quote by Sister Esplin: “The love of God and neighbor … gives meaning to life.”

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Who I am Challenge

Hello again!!! :)
As always I am so incredibly grateful to be able to use technology in sharing the joy of the gospel!! :) It could not be better.

This morning while I was studying I read an amazing scripture and I am so grateful for it!
It is found in Romans 1:16 which says,
¨16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.¨

I love Paul's faith and courage in this verse. He knows who he is and what he stands for and he won't let others lead him away from the conversion that he had. 

I know in my life I have not always been the best at sharing what it is that I believe. But I am so grateful that now as a missionary I get to do it each and everyday. 
I know that I am who I am today because of this gospel. It has brought the greatest joy into my life. 

As the focus of our lives is on our Saviour we are filled with happiness. Turning to Christ brings the most incredible change in our lives! I am forever grateful to my Saviour for making me who I am today. 
And I am disciple of Jesus Christ, and I am not ashamed of the Gospel that I share! :)