18 April 2011
Not much to write about, Just a few inside thoughts for this week. But The past month we recieved a packet about the atonement with all kinds of talks given by General Authorities as well as all the chapters we must read in the Boom of Mormon that pertain to the atonment. It's so simple yet so deep. The more I keep learning about the atonement my understanding continues to expand and my desire to press forward in bring God's children, our brothers and sisters, unto eternal life. The understanding of the scriptures has magnified 10 fold and I just can't get enough. Everytime I hit the pillow I can't wait to wake up for another round of Personal Study. It's my motivation to wake up.
Then this week as well everyday it's been poring. I'm now just used to being soaked. You may be wondering why not use an umbrella. Well we do, but it's hard on a bike plus even when walking it only covers from chest up. But at least it's Super Warm! No need to complain when everyday is Gorgous.
I'm just so greatful to be on a mission. We had several lessons this week but 1 of them was inspiring. Nothing can or will compare the rest of my life then the moments I have now being set apart from the world and bearing an honest sincere, God Loving testimony to a child of God who so desperatly wants to come closer to our heavenly father. The room was so filled with the spirit and of eternal love for each other, that we all could sense the being filled with angels above. Truly this is the greatest and the hardest work I'm endured in my life. Just like all say but until you face it, then you can relate. Oh how much I've learned this week, especially when things just seem to be so overbearing, but to just do your uttermost best and then remember, "Don't Worry." As my mission pres said to me. I've really been exercising his advise and it has made all the difference. Just do you best and be honest in doing your best and there is no need to be worried. Life is so much easier when living 100% obedient that way you have no need to worry about being on the edge.
Thanks for all the wonderful letters I got this week. I really enjoyed them
04 April 2011
Can words even describe how amazing this week was. The first part of the week was fantastic as we found 3 new investigators. One we found from passed records who was interested but decided to stop a while back. So we decided to go check him out and see if he'd like to be taught some more. But we soon realized that he didn't live there anymore, so we asked the the guy who answered the door if he'd like to be taught. Then next thing we know he has a baptismal date for the beginning of May! That was an exciting moment.
On Wednesday we were able to go to the temple! I've now been able to go to both temples in Hawaii already and how beautiful that was! I'll have to send some pictures next week. But how enlightening that was as I've come to an even greater understanding of the doctrine where now everything comes together in greater detail. The spirit was so incredibly strong but i soon realized that it was just a building block to prepare for the phenomenal general conference that took place the last couple days!
I don't know if it's just cause I'm on a mission, though I know that makes a major difference, or that general conference this time was just immaculate. This is how i felt and thought after conference. Oh how i have bather in the fountain of knowledge and spiritual conviction of what i know to be true. For my joy reaches to heaven like the sound of a trump. I see what the prophets in the Scriptures use such adjectives to try there best and describe there utter most deep feelings. Cause that is how i truly felt listening to general conference. My understanding has been stretched beyond my mortal imagination like a sponge that can't retain the excess water from heaven above.
The conference seem to be just a small moment in time. I'd look at the time and wonder where it all went wishing there would be more. I can't wait to continue to look over my notes but to get the Ensign this next month to ponder each message. I'm so grateful for personal revelation.
But besides that I would have to say this has been another best week in my records that I won't forget! I Love you all and thanks for your prayers and support.
Love, Elder Gardne
Posted by Angie at 5:26 PM