Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mini Zone Conference


So this week was really good! We were super busy but it was a great week! We met a lot of cool people and have had to move on with some of our other ones who are struggling... We haven't been able to meet with Adrian since church last sunday and so we're not sure what is going down there and so that's kinda sad but all in all it was a good week!
Roger is still doing super well so I am pumped about him! We just need to get his family more involved because it is hard for a 14 year old to just take this step on his own without family support. I mean just think about what would've happened if Joseph Smith's family wasn't supportive at all. That would have put a real damper on the Restoration! 
We met a cool lady on saturday in her early 20's and she has a one year old daughter and we shared with her how the Book of Mormon can bless her family and read 2 Nephi 25:26 with her and then she told us that she only has work off on sundays and so she asked us if we could come back that sunday. No one ever does that! Ha but unfortunately we weren't able to meet with her because we had a meeting on sunday with President and Sister Mehr come up. But we called her and she said she had already planned a time to really dive into the Book of Mormon! So I was pumped about that! The Book of Mormon is so powerful! 
The meeting with President and Sister Mehr was sweet! We talked a lot about the work in the Bados specifically and it was just great! I love meeting with them because President teaches Doctrine so well and he is just a great leader!  i look up to him so much! We talked a little bit about the atonement and how it had to be done. We also talked about how Christ wouldn't have just gotten off the cross if we didn't want to go through with it because well it was outside of His character! HE was the Savior because of His perfect obedience in the premortal life and so He couldn't just throw that all away when the pressure came and in a sense the "game was on the line"! We owe Him for that! He loved us so much that He went through that! Now pay him back for that by keeping His commandments! I know that my Savior lives and that He died for each one of us! Now it is up to us to step up to the plate. As President always says, "Exaltation is not cheap and it is not easy." But it is well worth it! Make the changes today and get on that road to exaltation! I love you all! 
Elder Smith

As we approach this holy week—Passover Thursday with its Paschal Lamb, atoning Friday with its cross, Resurrection Sunday with its empty tomb—may we declare ourselves to be more fully disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, not in word only and not only in the flush of comfortable times but in deed and in courage and in faith, including when the path is lonely and when our cross is difficult to bear. This Easter week and always, may we stand by Jesus Christ “at all times and in all things, and in all places that [we] may be in, even until death,”  for surely that is how He stood by us when it was unto death and when He had to stand entirely and utterly alone.
Jeffrey R Holland

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