wow this week went quick! we helped a member family lay their floor which was a lot of fun, i got bitten by a dog in granite falls, i had my first exchanges with our sister training leaders so i went to maltby for a day and even got see a spanish baptism! i met Sasquatch in maltby. he’s legit. he has a bearcat. and i touched it. we also had some neat lessons, had dinner with the branch president, found a new investigator (look i finally learned how to spell it in english), and i learned a lot this week in the scriptures for me and for our investigadores. man, life is so good.
at district meeting we learned about bearing testimony. all it is, is saying what you know to be true. that’s all. nothing more nothing less. so i’ve been working on that this week and i’ve seen a difference in contacts and in our lessons. one man we met with this week wants physical proof of the book of Mormon and all i could do was testify. i know that it is true. the next day, the Lord guided me to a scripture that i want to share with him because i think it will help him so much understand the purpose of the book of Mormon and then we need to better explain how we can know the truth for ourselves.
well i gotta dash so i’ll share part of my testimony that i shared in my email to presidente today and it’s a little bit of what i feel as a missionary representing my savior Jesus Christ.
i know that prayer works when we do. this week i saw the blessings that come when we sacrifice for our righteous desires. i know that Jesus is the Christ and that He lives. His love is pure. His love is perfect. i know that that love will heal the deepest cut to the tiniest scratch. i know that God knows. He knows our thoughts, our intentions, our desires, our hopes, our dreams, our motives, our weaknesses, our temptations, our willingness, our limits, our past, our future, our plan. i know that He is conditioning my heart to beat with His. i know that i am not perfect and that it’s okay because i know that i have a savior who is perfect and is correcting me. i know that the spirit testifies of truth. i know that truth comes from God. i know that there is nothing better that i could be doing with my life than serving as a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. i know that the message we share is true. our message is a message of hope. it’s a message that builds faith in Jesus Christ. it provides the saving ordinances and doctrine necessary to progress and grow. our message brightens the darkest clouds. it’s powerful enough to shake the ground and gentle enough to comfort a troubled soul. our message is good news, our message is of God. our message unifies us with God and places us in harmony with Him. our message will heal and change lives. i know because it has done it for me. i know God’s word is true. i testify that He lives
i love you so much. please don’t ever forget that.
have a sunny week!
2 nephi 26:24