Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Happiness and Service

Hey, Hey!

So, I have been studying a lot of different things in the past little while. Happiness and Joy keep coming up in my studies!
What? Why would that be? Missionaries are suppose to be serious... ;) haha Well we are, when we are suppose to be, but I have never associated with a happier group of people. Its amazing. I was reading the other day a talk given by one of the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles President Russell M. Nelson titled "Ask the Missionaries! They can Help You!" While reading this talk, which you can access HERE, I got a bit freaked out. Because I'm a missionary and I would freak out trying to answer some of the questions he gives.
And then I really started thinking about it.

And this is why missionaries are such a happy and crazy group to be with.

Every question, trial, or problem we face in life can be resolved with a greater understanding of God's plan for us, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and especially the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
 Missionaries are blessed to be able to answer so many of the questions in life, because they spend SO much time learning and studying those key doctrines. The understand the quote above and how individuals can change through Jesus Christ.

There is sooo much negativity in the world. With the world wide day of service coming up on DECEMBER 1 2016 Lets take the time to make the world a happier place and put a smile on those we meet. :) 
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016



So today's post is a little bit of deeper self refection, and I hope it comes out the way I want it to. So please bear with me. :)

So imagine with me:

You are driving in the car with your friends have a wonderful time. You are currently on your way up to a 3 night camping trip.

Life is exciting!!!

And then it happens.

You round the corner, not speeding, but going just slightly to fast; screech, crash, and screams are heard. The back end of the car runs into the barrier, keeping the car from going off the cliff.
Your friend, who is driving, regains control of the car and pulls over to the side of the road.

You pause. Your heart is beating faster than it ever has before. You look around at your friends in tears, everyone is shaken, but ok.

A gray graphic with a quote by Sister Linda S. Reeves: “When all is said and done, what will matter … will be how well we have kept our covenants.”

You and your friends survived, but how do you feel? What thoughts would you have? 
As I have pondered this I have had a couple of thoughts, the main one being, would I have been prepared? 
If I had been called upon at that moment to meet my Father in Heaven, would I have been ready? I was pondering today a question that the prophet Alma, the younger poses, " 26 And now behold, say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, would ask, can ye feel so now?"
Do we do all we can to follow the example of our Saviour, Jesus Christ? In doing all we can do, we are able to be so incredibly blessed. There are so many good things coming to us. It is a difficult journey, but with continued faith it is all able to work out, with and in the Lord's timing. 

We can be prepared, we can do it. But it starts with a seed of faith. 
Are you Ready? 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Reasons for Hope

Hi there!!! :)

So the last couple of weeks, my companion and I have had some interesting encounters with several individuals. Many times over this scripture has come into my mind; 1 Peter 3:15

"15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:"

This scripture has come to mean a lot to me. Especially as I am sharing the gospel each and every day. 

We have to be ready and prepared to show and share what we believe. One night while my companion and I were walking a man stopped us, to talk, which rarely happens! It was a miracle! We were really able to help him and brighten his day. When we called and talked with him a couple of days later, he said that things had really changed around for him. 

Well, a HUGE miracle occurred! Last night again while we were walking around and talking with people, we met the same man! He said something very touching, "If you ever wonder if what you do matters or changes people, know that it helped to change me." 

In the smallest of ways, with the simplest of testimonies we are able to stand as witnesses and disciples of our Saviour, Jesus Christ and help lift our brothers and sisters around us. 
A silhouette of a man walking along a coastline, with a text overlay quoting Elder Neil L. Andersen: “These are your days—to stand strong.”
It is your turn to take a stand and to give the reason for your hope.