Monday, February 2, 2015

Do You Want To Know?


Another great week!
Monday Anthony was baptized!!!! It was a crazy, yet amazing baptism. Everything that could have gone wrong did, and that should have gone wrong, didn't!!! Anthony and Kevin showed up late; the chairs were not set up, the pianist almost had to bail, and the font was overly filled!!!! But the spirit was SO strong. The message given before the baptism was about the power of the atonement and its ability to make us whole.  Kevin, the guy who was a saitinest and now baptized and holding the Aaronic Priesthood, baptized him and did it perfectly. Anthony bore his testimony on how he knows this is Christ’s church. It was powerful!!!!! It was another witness to me that this is the Lord’s work. Not ours. We are only here to do the paperwork.... and he still has angels keeping note!!!! 
Elder Fontes and I are doing a lot of finding. We try and talk to everybody. We took a night and walked down town IF and spoke to some crazy people!!! 
Brendan, a young man who we invited to be baptized, is having a hard time coming to church. He was sick this weekend.
Jeromy and Haily are doing just about as good as an extremely, first time, pregnant lady could. They also were not able to make it to church. Prayers would be VERY appreciated for them. 
Last night we spoke to a young couple. His name is Jaime,22 (Hi-me) and her name is Karina,20. We were able to testify of the Book of Mormon and eternal families. They aren't married yet, but as we spoke of forever families, it pricked Jaime's interest. He asked for scriptures in the bible that spoke of eternal families. I pray he will read the Book of Mormon and sincerely pray to know if it’s true!
I found it!!! I found the secret to success!!! 2 Nephi 1:20 and Mosiah 2:41!!!

“And he hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; but inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence.”

“And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God.  For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness.  O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.”

All we have to do is keep the commandments!!! Put God first!!!!! We can see throughout time, both in the scriptures and in history that as the people humble themselves and become a reverent and God obeying people, they prospered! Why not us!!! Why not now? What are you willing to put upon the alter and sacrifice so you might prosper and come closer to your Heavenly Father!?!?!?

I love you. I know this is God’s gospel once again established on the earth. I know we can know truth! We don't have to guess. We can
 know that God lives and loves us. We can know what to do with our lives. Do you want to know?

Elder Eldredge

My sister and me at BYUI devotional.

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