Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Video Call

This week has been excellent. It was really great talking with you guys yesterday. There's not much more to share for now. I was super glad to see all of you yesterday, and I hope you could see/hear me alright.

Last week we had a couple of training meetings with president and he shared a great message I'd like to share with you guys. He shared the story of the Brother of Jared, and focused on the events of building the ships and the when he saw 2 problems, no air and no light. He went to the Lord for the solution, something that he'd always done and likely expected the answers. While the Lord told him what to do for their problem with air, he asked the brother of Jared what he thought would be best to fix the light problem. He then added that He didn't want to hear anything about windows nor fire, because these weren't the ways the Lord wanted them to have light. It may have been the easy response for the brother of Jared to ask for, simply windows and fires, but the Lord wanted him to make a plan, carry it out, and ask Him to help make the final touch so to speak. And it turned out to be a really special spiritual experience for the brother of Jared.

The application to us begins with a self evaluation. How many times do we ask the Lord for a "windows and fires" solution to our problems? How can we work to have our own "16 stones" solution and ask the Lord to "touch" them? As a missionary, I have been trying more to plan more effectively to teach investigators and how we will find more. Not just ask the Lord to help them with their problems, but rather make good lesson plans, use members, and ask the Lord to bless the things we've done so that the investigator can overcome their difficulties.

I know that Jesus Christ lives and is at the head of this church. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that if we read it every day we'll build up a defense that will allow us to be strong against whatever the enemy has prepared for us.

Have a great week guys! Love you all.
Elder Smith
viva  PERÚ !!

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