Adventures as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Monday, April 28, 2014
9 Months on a Mission!
9 Months on a Mission!
I'm well! And over Dengue. Thank Goodness.
From what I heard this week from people, it could have been a lot worse. I was
only sick and out for 5 days. I know it's because of lots of prayers and a
Priesthood blessing. I found out yesterday, that Jose Luis (our convert that was
baptized almost a month ago) fasted for me last Monday. His first fast. He is
the sweetest. I am so grateful for him! He has been helping me and is also helping
our branch here in Bebedouro.
Okay, here I want to talk about Easter! and some things I've thought a lot
about this week.
First. Please go watch this video. It is amazing. I didn't see it until
Wednesday, but this is why we celebrated Easter. Do we really understand how
amazing this is?
Because Jesus Christ was resurrected, each of us will be as well. I'd like
to share a scripture for The Book of Mormon:
11 Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the
resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an
angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from
this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good
or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.
12 And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are
righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called
paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest
from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.
23 The soul shall be restored to the body, and the body to the
soul; yea, and every limb and joint shall be restored to its body;
yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost; but all things shall be
restored to their proper and perfect frame.
know each of us will be able to overcome death. And I know we will be able to
see our loved ones again. How incredible. 2 Other Scriptures Id
like to share! Isaiah 55:8-9
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are myawaysbhigher than your ways, and
my cthoughts than your thoughts. Sometimes
things don't happen the way we want them to. They even leave us questioning our
faith and our understanding of things. But I know Heavenly Father can see the
whole picture, and He will only do what is best for us. We just need to trust
Him. And when we trust in Him, we have this promise.
4 Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with asuretybhope for a better world, yea, even
a place at the right hand of God, whichchope cometh of dfaith, maketh an eanchor to the souls
of men,which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding infgood works, being led
to gglorify God. When
we have faith in God, we trust in Him. We trust that He has a better plan for us
than we have for ourselves that extends beyond this life. We can wait for and
expect a better world, peace and rest from our labors and worries.