Hello everyone. First of all I just want to thank you for all of your prayers and your love. I do need it sometimes to get me through the days and I know that Heavenly Father sends his blessings to those who ask. You are all in my prayers and I truly do love you all. I am so grateful for the support that you show me while I am out here. I love you. This week has been such a one of faith building and strengthening especially with conference.
So I kind of missed a few days on telling you what was most profound to me and I promised that I would tell you everyday and I keep my promises. So on Saturday the most profound thing that I learned that day was that if we trust in Heavenly Father that everything will turn out the way that it is meant to be. On Sunday it was just a reaffirmation to me about how much I want to be a father. To be a parent is the most sacred and special "job" that we can have on this earth in this life. This stood out to me while the primary was giving their presentation and while I was looking at their parents faces. I want to have that same joy. I know without a doubt that I want to be a father and help some of Heavenly Fathers special children return home to him.
Monday - We had P-day, played some Gator-ball (mix of all sports), watched some movies and wrote letters like every P-day :P It was really fun! That evening Elder Kruse and I were on exchange in my area and we got lost :P haha. it was quite funny...you think that I would know it all by now but I guess that I just have to keep learning. :P We all do. Thats why we are here , right? So the most profound thing that stood out to me that day was that if we do our best, we need not stress. Give yourself a break, things will turn out the way that they are meant to be.
Tuesday - The miracle of that day was just how much I am changing and growing into the man that not only do my family and loved ones want me to be but the man that the Lord wants me to be. I am standing for truth and righteousness and proclaiming that we have a loving Father in Heaven to the world. I love every moment that I have to share this with those around me. The most profound thing that stood out to me that day was that we MUST be bold in our testimonies and our desires because that is what truly makes us who and what we are. We are children of God, children of Truth and children of Light. We must stand up and rise above the world. Don't let it get you down. Rise above the blues, reach up for help and the Lord will lift you up.
Wednesday - The most profound thing that stood out to me that day was in district meeting. We were talking about virtue and knowledge. These two Christ-like attributes are life long journeys and they are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven and the atonement. We must repent and make changes in our lives to become our full potential. To virtuous is a life long travel, when you fall down you MUST NOT give up. Keep going. Keep trying. Look forward to the future with faith. The Lord is there to help you and carry you. He will help you. While we were in district meeting I also finally felt a sense of belonging. I know that I am a missionary in the England Leeds Mission and there are many more like me but now I feel like I belong more than I did before. Sometimes the Lord will bless you with things you didn't even know you needed.
Thursday - The most profound thing that stood out to me that day was if you ask for specific things, God will give you specific answers or blessings. It may not be in the way or time that you want it but He will give you what you need. This is truly a sobering thought that an all powerful, all knowing being will take time just to answer our prayers. He loves you. He knows you. Rely on Him.
Friday - The most profound thing that stood out to me that day was that we need to read our Patriarchal Blessings often! They are specific blessings from God to YOU! They are so amazing and it just makes sense that we should read them as often as possible. They will answer your questions, give you comfort and advice. Listen to the counsel that it gives you and you will know where to go, what to do and what will help you in your life. I find so much strength from reading mine and I know that you will all find the same from reading yours.
Saturday - The most profound thing that stood out to me that day was just the humbling idea that I am just a tool in the Lords hands, like the prophets in the Book of Mormon I glory not in myself but in my Saviour and my God. He knows and loves each one of us and this is his work. We must be humble in our circumstances but if we have faith, He will help us because he loves us.
Sunday - Well all I want to say is that a prayer that I have had for a long time in my heart and in my mind was finally answered during conference. I feel like a burden is lifted like a new man. I know what to do and take strength from KNOWING that Heavenly Father KNOWS and loves EACH ONE OF US! HE KNOWS YOU! HE LOVES YOU! Look to him for strength. He will guide you in life and if you trust in Him, you will be where you are meant to be. You will be with the people that you are meant to be with. You will become the person that you are meant to become.
Well that's all folks! haha....Yeah! That was my amazing week!
I have grown so much! I love it!
I love this work!
I love my Savior!
I love my Father in Heaven!
I love my family!
I love you!
I love the gospel!
Sincerely with love!