Scripture of the week: 3 Nephi 18: 19-20 “Therefore ye must always pray unto the Father in my name; And whatsoever ye shall ask the father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you.”
Holy guacamole was General Conference the BEST or what??? http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/ https://www.lds.org/
I had the blessing and opportunity of watching it in English and I felt like there were so many things said that have helped me boost my energies for the work here.
Sorry if my writing is awkward by the way, there are a lot of expressions that I’m used to using that don’t exactly translate back into English…
But anyway I was SOOOOO glad to get the opportunity to watch it in my own language. I am more grateful than ever to have a living prophet in this day, and to be able to hear his words a million miles away in this country. I always tell my investigators that hearing the words of the prophet is like modern scriptures, modern scripture stories. It was a MIRACLE — FIVE of our investigators showed up to the conference, and at least 3 less active members. Before this week, we’ve only had about 3 attendances and it’s been really too bad. Such a miracle.
Some of my favorite notes from conference:
-First doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith
-”Draw near unto me and I shall draw near unto you”
-Opposition in all things is not a flaw in the Plan of Happiness, it develops us
-Allow yourself to be made whole in the grace of the Savior, then bring others to Him for the same purpose
-NEVER LOSE FAITH IN HEAVENLY FATHER. God’s love is there for you regardless of if you’re worthy or not. It’s always there. It never changes. Believe in miracles. Hope is never lost. Remember the Savior’s own example: if the bitter cup does not pass, drink it, and be strong.
-Charity. Never. Faileth.
-We are not doing anything unrealistic by sharing our testimonies.
-”Today the voice of the Good Shephard is your voice and my voice.” (on missionary work)
-Accepting and magnifying calls to serve in the church is one of the best things you can do to bless your family
-Laws of the land cannot make moral what He has defined immoral
-Courage: to live with dignity
-Conversion is a process, not an event. No one can be converted for you, and no one can force you to be converted.
-We have to keep our testimonies in shape just like we have to keep our bodies in shape.
-One of the parts of repentence is to bear the long and short-term consequences of sin.
-The submission of the fathers of the sons of Helaman (in the Book of Mormon) did more to protect their families than anything else they could have done on the battlefield
-”Repentance is not punishment, but the hope-filled path to a more glorious future.”
-”Good timber does not grow with ease.”
Remember the member of the Seventy who spoke yesterday? Last name of Valenzuela? He said that he had visited the Mexico City MTC—-I was there for that devotional!!! :) So cool. I hope you guys all saw the video on the CCM in between sessions.
Everyday we study so much to be able answer questions of our investigators. We have had SO many deep questions this week from them. Questions are good though because the restoration of the gospel was all started with a boy who had a question! I know that through prayer and meditation of the scriptures we can answer every question of the soul. I wish I had about 2 more hours for personal study. The days fly by because we’re always running (sometimes literally) between appointments and lunches and all sorts of stuff. We are SO busy and it’s great! I know that the more I put in right now, the more I’ll get out of it. Today is the day to work hard. Right now, the area of Jesus Maria is my focus.