Monday, July 29, 2013

Another Incredible Week

Another incredible week! I'm loving everything about serving the Lord. There's no greater feeling. This past week started off great with a missionary orientation for all the new missionaries with President Omer. We talked about Obedience and being strictly obedient in everything you do. In John 14:15 Jesus says "if ye love me, keep my commandments." And it's really that simple, if we truly love Jesus Christ we will be obedient in all things. We won't be obedient because we get blessings, because we fear the punishment that may come, or anything like that. We will because we love our Savior enough to be obedient. It was a great meeting and President Omer is the man! I love him!

We were also able to meet with a lot of new people this past week. We have 4 families that are starting to progress so we are way excited about that and also a lot of people. Amazing things can happen through the power of the spirit. One of the members from the ward also introduced us to a family with a mom, 2 daughters, and a son. They were excited to meet us and we'll be meeting with them again this week. 

We also moved Kamagelo's baptism up to this Sunday so that his dad can be there. So please keep him in your prayers this week.

In my scripture study recently I have learned a lot. When Arron was teaching king Lamoni's father he says in chapter 22:18 "I will give away all my sins to know thee." That is exactly what we need to do. We need to be like the Anti-Nephi-Lehis and bury our sins away deep in the earth and never even think about bringing them back out. It doesn't matter how small the sin may be, it will always be holding us back and not allowing us to reach the full potential God has planned for us. We need to exercise the power of the atonement and be changing for the better always. We need to be like Captain Moroni. In chapter 48:17 it says that all Hell would shake if everyone were like unto Moroni. He was an amazing leader and always steadfast in the Lord. He knew where his power came from and he was constantly turning to the Lord to find out what he should do. He prepared his cities in preparation from the Lamanites just like how we need to be constantly preparing our spirits from the tempations and evils of the world. Reading your scriptures everyday, praying as often as possible, and going to the temple are so important. They are the things you can always do to strengthen and prepare yourself. 

I love you all so much! 

Elder Farnes