Monday, June 29, 2015

Week #45 - Come Unto Me

Hello Family!!

Ether 12: 6
"And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith‍ is things which are hoped‍ for and not‍ seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness‍ until after the trial‍ of your faith."

Alma 7:24-24
" And see that ye have faith, hope, and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works."

God doesn't just let us get blessings without putting a little work in. That's like expecting the harvest without planting the seeds. God won't take away the mountains we climb, but He will help us climb them. That is one reason why He sent us our Savior, Jesus Christ. Our very own Prince of Peace. 

Elder Russell M. Nelson explains it best: 
"Focusing on the Lord and everlasting life can help us not only at Christmas, but through all the challenges of mortality. Imperfect people share planet earth with other imperfect people....Personal challenges may come. [However], as our great Exemplar, Jesus taught us how to live, to love, and to learn. He taught us how to pray, to forgive, and to endure to the end.

He taught us how to care about others more than we care about ourselves. He taught us about mercy and kindness—making real changes in our lives through His power. He taught us how to find peace of heart and mind. One day, we will stand before Him as our just Judge and merciful Master.

Brothers and sisters, peace can come to your soul as you build faith in the Prince of Peace.

Peace can come to all who earnestly seek the Prince of Peace. Peace can come to all who choose to walk in the ways of the Master. His invitation is expressed in three loving words: “Come, follow me.”

Patricia is our amazing baptism of this past week. She is....something very special. Patricia was REALLY struggling because she got into a fight with her father as he is Catholic and REALLY didn't want her to get baptized and her tender heart just couldn't handle it. We went over that night and shared the story of Peter walking on the water and explained that she needed to not look at the waves but to look earnestly at the Savior and if she does, she will fall; He would always catch her. Because of the inspiration to share that scripture on the part of my companion, she explained all the struggles she had been going through and decided to change her date to July 5. We were devastated. This was her chance to seek the Prince of Peace! Then, a member was speaking with her the following Wednesday and bore her testimony that her father would come around. Apparently, the father of this member disowned her for a year after being baptized...but not now! They are back to loving each other and he doesn't mind that she is a member. It's beautiful. Anyway, God works miracles and loves His children. He knew that Patricia needed that member. Patricia felt that comfort and assurance from God because she decided to get baptized this past Sunday. After her baptism, she couldn't stop crying and thanked us over and over for the joy and peace that she felt. She said that she felt so happy, filled, and elevated. She felt peace. God used us to be tools in her life. What better gift could He have given us?

Patricia's baptism

I love you all! I am making it more of my goal to stop looking at the waves around me and to focus upon my Savior. ONLY through this will I be able to make it to peace. My very own Prince of Peace.

Hna Lake

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