Monday, April 14, 2014

New Son

This past week has been great! My son is Elder C! He is from England and is a sweet guy.We are getting along great and working extremely hard, making sure that we are not wasting the Lord's time. We are searching for a family.... We have been doing a TON of finding haha and hopefully we get that family this week with some of the return appointments that we have.
Our investigators are doing great! Bonginkosi's baptism should be this week! Nono is going to get married this week and then will be getting baptised in April... She didn't feel comfortable making those covenants to God without first getting that done so that there won't be any problems with the Law of Chastity after her baptism. Alexander is powerful still, He came to church again and is participates like he is a member!
In Our District meeting this last week we talked about Our Purpose as missionaries once again. Something we talked about a lot was enduring to the End and how we can focus on getting our Investigators being able to do that. We talked about how most people think enduring to the end simply means reading scriptures, praying, going to church, etc., but we too often don't focus on letting our Investigators know about the Higher Covenants that they need to make in the temple in order to be able to live in the Celestial Kingdom. It is the importance of not only ourselves having a temple vision for them but also they need to have one! In D&C 18 it talks about how great our Joy shall be with those that we helped bring into the Celestial Kingdom, while baptism is the start, it is not enough. The Temple Covenants are a must for all of us.
In my study I have been reading in Helamen. In Helamen 3:20 it says how we need a disposition to do good continually! If we find ourselves seeking for more and more opportunities to serve or to be Christ to someone else in the sense of helping them then we know that our conversion is growing stronger and stronger. Also in verse 35 it tells us what we can gain through sincere fasting and prayer. It says that we will become humble - We will recognize where our true strength lies and rely wholly on Him. We will become firmer in the Faith - Our conviction will become stronger, which can only be obtained individually. We will become Sanctified - Which sanctification is a step in the path of striving toward perfection; the process of becoming free from sin, pure, clean, and holy through the atonement of Jesus Christ. We will also be able to yield our hearts unto God - Which surrender is the ultimate or highest form of consecration, the giving of our heart and soul.
I love you all so much
Elder Farnes