So this last week Elder Birch and I are really learning just how important the Book of Mormon is for our conversion. Well just how important is the Book of Mormon, it's the keystone of our religion, it is a testament of the gospel of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ Himself, revised and translated by only worthy hands and true prophets of God. So if we can get a testimony of the Book of Mormon and see for ourselves if it be not true what do that mean for us? Well, if we know that the Book of Mormon is true, than Joseph Smith is a true prophet. If Joseph Smith is a true prophet than he really did restore the gospel of Jesus Christ in it's fullest and the role of prophet has continued to be fulfilled and is now being fulfilled by Thomas S. Monson. If the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in it's fullest and we have a living prophet on the world today, than we have all the keys and ordinances necessary for salvation and joy in this life and the next. But greatest of all, if this is God's church and gospel restored on the earth, then just like when Christ was here on earth Himself we can listen to His words and we can apply them to ourselves to know that they are in fact true!
Everyone needs the what we have as members of the Church of Jesus Christ. Whether they know it or not. We all need it.
As a missionary you can see a loss of faith and trust in so many eyes, questioning hearts and those who truly think that they are happy but have no idea how much more happy they can truly be. They have no idea how they can get the security and guidance they desire. I want to help these people so much and to allow them to see them how I see them.... how God sees them.
I can testify that if you have any questions of the soul, and concerns of the heart seek refuge in the words of Christ. They have the literal power of healing, the healing of our spirits, which is as tangible as our mortal bodies and is said so in Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-8. Harken unto the desires of your spirit and not the desires of your mortal body. "For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out". You and I are both spiritual beings having a mortal experience, not, the other way around.
I love you all,
Just every day proselyting
Getting ready for our apartment marshmallow fight
Post war debris
Car show picture of us from last week
Another hair cut, thanks to Elder Birch!