i hope you all are doing awesome! like i promised, i am doing another post! i am good for my word :) anywho, this week i got a lot out of personal study time. i read a lot about accountability. as a missionary you are accountable to yourself, the people you teach, and the lord. refer to ALMA 5:14-19.
14 And now behold, I ask of you, my brethren of the church, have ye aspiritually been bborn of God? Have ye received his image in your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty cchange in your hearts?
15 Do ye exercise faith in the redemption of him who acreated you? Do you look forward with an eye of faith, and view this mortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption braised in incorruption, to stand before God to be cjudged according to the deeds which have been done in the mortal body?
16 I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day: Come unto me ye ablessed, for behold, your works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth?
17 Or do ye aimagine to yourselves that ye can lie unto the Lord in that day, and bsay—Lord, our works have been righteous works upon the face of the earth—and that he will save you?
18 Or otherwise, can ye imagine yourselves brought before the tribunal of God with your souls filled with guilt and remorse, having a remembrance of all your guilt, yea, a perfect aremembrance of all your wickedness, yea, a remembrance that ye have set at defiance the commandments of God?
19 I say unto you, can ye look up to God at that day with a pure heart and clean hands? I say unto you, can you look up, having the aimage of God engraven upon your countenances?
i love those versus. take those as you will, i just wanted to share that with you.
this past week, we had some great things happen. we had a baptism happen last sunday, her name is bong lina. she is a nurse and is so smart its not even funny. i'm pretty convinced she knows more about the church than half the members. she started out learning with the elders last november and she finished with sisters. usually, we teach all girls, usually girls understand girls and its a lot less awkward. its always an amazing experience to see people come unto christ and be converted. to see their old lives and see them receive a new life, there is nothing quite like it.
we also committed a family and another girl to be baptized coming up in july. they both committed and the spirit was so strong. after we taught the restoration for the family and the girl, we just committed them to receive baptism and follow the example of the savior after they receive an answer about joseph smith and the book of mormon. there truly is no other feeling like helping people receive eternal blessings through the gospel of jesus christ. missionary work is so GOOD!!!!
and there is one more verse i want to share its ALMA 37:36:
36 Yea, and acry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy bdoings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy cthoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.
put everything on the lord forever! THE LORDS WANTS TO HELP YOU, if you just LET HIM!
i testify to you that i know that the fulness of the gospel of jesus christ is upon the earth once again. i know that if we sincerely pray to our father in heaven, he will always answer you. remembering that he may not always answer you in the way you might want Him to. the LORD is always mindful of you and loves you everyday, despite our inadequices. realizing our inadequices and relying on the LORD will help us become a true disciple of christ. the work of the lord is going forth boldly and independantly.i promise each and every one of you if you lay all your troubles on the lord, He will help you - if you obey Him and trust Him. I LOVE THE LORD AND I WILL SERVE HIM FOREVER!!!!
thank you all for all of your support, keep emailing and writing! I LOVE HEARING FROM ALL OF YOU!
have a great week!!!