How is everything going? Things here are going good here! Our area is starting to do a little better. We are praying and expecting miracles.
Elder Biggs has been asking me this week how to have a lot of success and how to be that instrument in the hands of the Lord to baptize and reactivate people. I just told him that we really don't do much. We are just the tool. It doesn't matter what the tool looks like or how good it is, with the help of the Lord it can do wonders. There is a little Mormon clip called "The Master’s Hand" that illustrates that pretty well. I told him of the promise in D & C 82:10. If we are obedient then we will be bound to be blessed by the Lord. I think that is a good principle that we all can apply to our daily lives! No matter how insufficient we may seem in our jobs, homes or in the church, if we are doing our best to do what the Lord has commanded us to do then he will be bound to bless us!
I think it has been so interesting to be able to have had the opportunity to come to this mission and see and teach so many people that were once in the church and now are not. They all say that they noticed a huge difference when they were active and when they weren't. The Spirit is the greatest blessing that anyone can have and when we are not doing what God wants us to do (in their cases not coming to church) then we won't be able to have the Sily lives! No matter how insuffourney of finding a home in St George:pirit with us. That is so key! I would never want to live a day in my life without the comfort alone that the Spirit brings. Then you add on all the guidance that it gives you in the big decisions but also the everyday lives - it's just crazy. Something that we have been doing is helping people realize that when they are feeling the Spirit they know the Atonement is working in their lives. There is a quote by Elder Eyring that says that.
Obviously each one of us needs the Atonement in our lives but I have seen that many do not grasp that when they are feeling the Spirit they are feeling the effect of the Atonement. Also in 3 Nephi the people say that they prayed for what they wanted most (to have Holy Ghost) so obviously if we do our part to help people understand the importance of the Holy Ghost they will want to act and that is why people decide to get baptized or come back to church...good stuff! Well this next week will be pretty crazy as you know and then next Monday is my birthday!! Hope all is going good there and give a shout out to Grandpa L for today!(Memorial Day) Tell him thanks! Hope you all have a good day and stay sweet..