On Tuesday we were able to meet with our investigator Kirk and we read Ether 10-12 with him and we discussed a lot of things as we read but one main topic we focused on was faith. Faith in Jesus Christ will help us through our lives but its more than just having faith its being full of faith. Faithful in the Lord our Savior Jesus Christ no matter what. This world is not going to get any better and in the end all we are going to have is each other as families and our faith in our Savior and in his gospel. It really hit me hard thinking and pondering about that and asking myself if I am doing everything I need to be doing. There is always room for improvement ;)
In our district meeting this week we went around the room and each had the opportunity to share our testimonies of the atonement. I went last and while all the other Elders and Sisters were talking I was trying to think of when I first gained a real testimony of it. I realized that I have known about the atonement and what it was but up until my mission I didn't truly have a strong testimony of it. Not until my cousin Andrew passed away. That was when I really had to fall to my knees and pray with my whole soul to my Heavenly Father. That was the day I gained my strong, undeniable testimony of the atonement.
I love this gospel so much and I am so grateful for it in my life. I don't know where I would be without the gospel in my life, I know I wouldn't be here on my mission!
Kirk and Colleen are getting married in 5 days!! We are all so excited for them to make these big steps in their lives :) So happy for them!! Sorry this email is kind of scatter brained I didn't have a lot of time before now to gather my thoughts haha I love you all and hope that you can each take the opportunity to gain or strengthen your testimony of the atonement this week :) Also happy Fathers Day to all you fathers out there and especially to my goofy dad :) Thanks for always teaching me to be independent and supporting me in all that I do. I love you old man :)
Have a great week and say your prayers!! LOVE YOU!