|lets go titans|
I love my little brother. Not to mention Halloween. How grateful I am that families are forever.
|Sister Cosper and I after a few days we spent together on exchanges|
|my first time holding a CHICKEN|
|Just some crazy Elders I came to love.|
|Who Doesn't love LAMB CHOPS?!|
|My trade mark JUMPING|
|Chasing chickens could make ANYONE happy.. especially when they are zebra stripped!|
|Gotta love Jose who called me squirrel for some reason. Oh an Baptisms are GREAT JOY!|
|Nikki with the back up lights she bought us so we could be pro backers in the mission!|
|If you only knew what we went through this day.|
|Sister TARATIERU! I LOVE HER!|
|Sister Findley aka Napolean|
|Julie Murray! AMAZING. Not to mention me and sister Barnes sweating because for some reason we walked a LOT!|
|Just watching the Elders do some community service.|
"Faith in Jesus Christ and following His teachings give us a firm hope, and this hope becomes a solid anchor to our souls. We can become steadfast and immovable. We can have lasting inner peace; we can enter into the rest of the Lord."
34 "O Lord, I have atrusted in thee, and I will btrust in thee forever. I will not put my ctrust in the arm of flesh;" -2 Nephi 4:34
Charity. Its a simple word with lots of meaning. Charity is something taught a lot about in the scriptures. Christ taught us to love everyone. In 1 Cor. 13 Paul teaches that without charity we are nothing. "And though I have the gift of aprophecy, and understand all bmysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing."Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “Real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself. And when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again. …“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other”
"and if it so be that ye believe in Christ, and are baptized, first bwith water, then with fire and with the Holy Ghost, following the cexample of our Savior, according to that which he hath commanded us, it shall be well with you in the day of judgment." -Mormon 7:10In excitement for a baptism coming up tomorrow, I thought I would write a little of my thoughts about baptism and why it is so important. As I thought about what I could write or say I came across this story in the New Era- a magizine, from our church, for youth. This story is about a girl who had the faith to follow what she felt to be right in her heart. By doing so she felt peace and joy she could hardly describe. Even though it was hard for her, she knew it was the right decision.
Sometimes following what we know to be right can be hard but just as Alexis said, doing what we know to be right leads us to happiness, peace, and joy.4Wherefore, I would that ye should remember that I have spoken unto you concerning that prophet which the Lord showed unto me, that should baptize the Lamb of God, which should take away the sins of the world.
5And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water!
You might ask why this simple act is so important. It is important because in order for us to turn to our Father in Heaven we need baptism. Christ was the example to show us our way back. Baptism helps free us from our sins and leads us down the path to HAPPINESS.. Which is living in the prescense of God one day. I know that because of that the Priesthood to preform this special ordinance has been restored. That same Priesthood Christ had is on the Earth again and makes it possible for us to become clean and free from our sins. You, too, can learn this for yourself, all you have to do it pray and ask God, he will tell you.
Who are we? What do we do? We're missionaries and we teach about the truth.
We love and we serve and we help those in need.
Teaching the pure doctrines of Christ.
We don't get discouraged and we much rather laugh,
for we are proclaimers of TRUE happiness!
So, what do we do when that negative thought comes to mind?
We BEAT EM' DOWN, KICK THEM OUT, AND TEAR THEM UP!!
Who are we? What do we do? We're missionaries and we teach about the truth.
|Family made friends :)|
He was willing to give everything for his friends, and He did. Now its a quick story time that I think y'all will enjoy it has to do with a cute young boy and a picture of Christ.John 15:13 Christ says: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
|What does Christ mean to you?|
"men are that they might have joy," 2 Ne. 2:25Sometimes with the craziness of life its easy to forget that we were sent here to this earth to be JOYFUL. Yep, we weren't sent here to wallow in our trials, or hold grudges against those who may have caused us grief. We were sent to this earth by a loving father in Heaven who wants us to have joy. Most the time though it takes an extra effort to find joy.. and we have to be looking in the right place to have a fullness of it.
|living the gospel of Jesus Christ.|
|It comes from laughing even when in the current situation I could cry.|
|It comes from greeting a friend I haven't seen in a while.|
|It come from spending time with those I love, especially my family.|
|It comes from taking moments to "be still" and know that there is a God in Heaven who loves me.|
|remembering who I am: a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven.|
|Sharing the gospel with people I love.|
|"may God grant that your burdens be light, through joy of his Son, Alma 33:23"|
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have apeace. In the bworld ye shall have ctribulation: but be of good dcheer; I have eovercome the world." -John 16:33
|Christ calming the stormy sea (matt 14:27)|
"When we acknowledge that we each face difficulties, that the Savior overcame the world, that He has lifted and strengthened and given vision to each of us in very personal ways, we will realize that we are never alone. We will feel a peace within even though the crisis without still rages. We will be filled with hope and even cheer." By Camille Fronk Olson, "Be of Good Cheer," July, 2011 Ensign
29And it came to pass that there came a avoice as if it were above the cloud of darkness, saying: Repent ye, repent ye, and seek no more to destroy my bservants whom I have sent unto you to declare good tidings.
|Paducah Zone with President and Sister Hutching's|
|Being led to the "Tree of Life"|
27"Wherefore, my beloved brethern, have miracles ceased because Christ hath ascended in to heaven, and hath sat down on the right hand of God, to claim of the Father his right of mercy which he hath upon the children of men?
28For he hath answered the ends of the law, and he claimeth all those who have faith in him; and they who have faith in him will cleave unto every good thing; wherefore he advocateh the cause of the children of men; and he dwelleth eternally in the heavens.
29And because he hath done this, my beloved brethren, have miracles ceased? Behold I say unto you, Nay; neither have angels ceased to minister unto the children of men."
|The Johnson, my greatest example of the strongest family centered in Christ.|
|a cute elderly friend who brightens your day|
"For she had supposed that we had perished in the wilderness; and she also had complained against my father, telling him that he was a visionary man; saying: behold thous has led us forth from the land of our inheritance, and my sons are no more, and we perish in the wilderness." 1 Nephi 5:2
|State Capitol 2010 in SLC, UT|