Thursday, April 24, 2014

Week 40 - Holy Week

Hey Folks! I swear I was just emailing you. Time is sure flying by. Can't
believe it! But let's just update you on this week I guess!

So it was holy week. Man, Filipinos know how to party! People were
singing, dancing and making these huge floats with saints on them.
Seriously they take it overboard. It was crazy. So many people were out
doing things, in the church singing and doing these crazy things then
Friday hit and it just went dead quiet. Like it was scary how quiet it
went. So ya friday saturday and yesterday we got curfewed cuz our President
did'nt want anything bad happening. Which I was thinking there are no
people here to have anything happen to us hahah but all is well. It was
just crazy to see what they were doing. Just taking it way too far. Made me
think on all the prophecies. "Men shall be blinded by the craftiness of the
devil and men." SOOO TRUE... Holy Week in the Philippines testifies of it...

This week we also had Zone Conference. Man! President Reeder is the bomb
dot com. Seriously he gave up the greatest workshop ever. Kind of an answer
to a prayer. But it was on How to recognize personal revelation. Man it was
crazy good. I wish I could tell you how crazy awesome it was but you just
had to be in the room and feel the spirit. Seriously the spirit is
something else. I don't know how anyone can deny its power. When you know,
you just KNOW. The lord works in wondrous ways. I have come to realize that
on my mission. The lord truly has a plan. It never makes any sense but it
always always works out. Always. Without fail. So why not trust in it? Just
give it all up to him and trust in him. I read this sick quote the other
day. "You will only make a man, God will make you a god." It's true. Only
through him can we become like him.

Since it was Easter I just want to talk a little about the Savior and his
atonement. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I also know that he dies for us.
Here on the mission i have truly appreciated what the Atonement truly is. I
messed up a lot when I was a kid and I never thought I could make it back.
But because he died for us I can, and so can you. He gave his life because
he loved us. It wasn't for fame or for glory but because he just straight
up loved us. I hope I can gain that love. And I hope that I can do the same
for him. I have always thought on how we could even pay him back for dying
for us. Everything we have has come from him. Everything but one thing. Our
will and heart. That is the only thing we can give him that he does not
already have. As we make his will our will, we in turn become like him.
That is why we are here. To follow his example. I hope we can do this.
Don't do it cuz you have to but do it cuz it is the only thing you can do.
Just give it up to him. I love you all and I am thankful for your example.
Remember because of him we shall live forever. I leave you with a scripture
Matthew 11:28-30. Until next time my friends...

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