|Beautiful spring flowers!|
|I went on exchanges this week with Elder S. He is a trainee, and such a great kid. I really love him!|
Overall, another fun week in Sangin! This area is pretty amazing. Also today I am going to get my eyes checked and maybe get glasses.
|Here I am with our zone leader, Elder H. We met one of the missionaries who trained him at a climbing gym a while ago!|
In his general conference talk, President Eyring shared:
My message tonight is a simple one. We have all felt peace tonight. All of us would like to feel such peace often within ourselves, in our families, and with the people around us. The Lord promised peace to His disciples as He was about to leave them. He has made the same promise to us. But He said that He would give peace in His way, not in the world's way. He described His way of sending peace:
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:26-27)
He added, "You will at times have your faith challenged by Satan; it happens to all disciples of Jesus Christ. Your defense against these attacks is to keep the Holy Ghost as your companion. The Spirit will speak peace to your soul. He will urge you forward in faith. And He will bring back the memory of those times when you felt the light and the love of Jesus Christ.
Remembering may be one of the most precious gifts the Spirit can give you. He will "bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever [the Lord has] said unto you." (John 14:26) The memory may be of an answered prayer, of a priesthood ordinance received, of a confirmation of your testimony, or of a moment when you saw God's guiding hand in your life."
|Elder S and I at the service project.|
There is great power in remembering God's hand in our lives. I can remember spiritual experiences that have meant a lot to me: my baptism, receiving the priesthood, receiving a priesthood blessing, various experiences where God spoke to me through the scriptures, and one of the greatest, my Patriarchal Blessing.
I invite you to take a second tonight, or tomorrow morning, sometime when you have a little bit of quiet time. And take some time to remember. Try to think of specific experiences where your prayers were specifically answered. Maybe it was through a feeling. Maybe it was the Lord helped you in your own small way. You may need to review your personal journal to remember some, but that is okay! Try to think of experiences where you served and loved others in a Christlike way, and the Spirit testified to you that it is what the Savior would do had he been in your situation.
|Elder S at McDonalds|
I know that God speaks to us. He loves us! He will talk to us, through our spiritual experiences, both present and past. I love you all! Have a great week. And hold on to the spiritual experiences you have had :)
|All I can say is--wow! What a package, thanks!|