Monday, April 17, 2017

Wat kan je doen?

Hey everyone! Hope that your Easter Sunday was awesome and that you had the opportunity to think more on the Savior and his Atonement!

We had a really good week this past week! We were able to talk to more people than normal that were willing to listen to us and were able to make a bunch of appointments which was awesome! One CRAZY thing that happened is President Albus (from the district presidency) fell off a roof and dislocated his hip and shoulder! He's going to be out for like 8 weeks which is a big blow, but it's been inspiring as well. Even with all the pain that he is in, he came to church on Sunday which was super inspiring. Also, it's been so cool to see the help that the branch is providing for the family. The Mens family is taking care of the kids every day, and the relief society is making a bunch of meals for them which is going to be a huge help. It's just so cool the effort that they are all putting in the effort to help this family in need. This branch is great! So we were able to do some service for the Albus family as well which was fun as well. A spiritual experience that we had this week was in the lesson that we had with Mona. It was the first time that we were able to see her for a month so it had been a while. The lesson that we had with her was awesome and just really guided by the Spirit. She just really listened and we were able to testify about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and she understood it all. So we are excited for her progress and to see where this all goes!

I had a cool experience this week in being able to bear testimony to someone that was doubting a lot and having a crisis of faith. These words can help us all I think. To my friend, and to all who wish to bolster their faith, I give you this promise: as you faithfully live the gospel of Jesus Christ and abide by its teachings, your testimony will be protected and it will grow. Keep the covenants you have made, regardless of the actions of those around you. Be diligent parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who strengthen loved ones with personal testimony and who share spiritual experiences. Remain faithful and steadfast, even if storms of doubt invade your lives through the actions of others. Seek that which will edify and fortify you spiritually. Avoid counterfeit offerings of so-called “truths” which are so pervasive, and remember to record your feelings of “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, [and] temperance.”8
In the midst of life’s greatest storms, do not forget your divine heritage as a son or daughter of God or your eternal destiny to one day return to live with Him, which will surpass anything the world has to offer. Remember the tender and sweet words of Alma: “Behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?”9

To all who feel the need to have their faith fortified, I plead with you, do not forget! Please do not forget.

Don't forget that God loves you! Have a wonderful week and continue to be awesome and have spiritual experiences! you all are wonderful! Lobi!
~Elder Burr


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