On Saturday we had the baptism for Brother Olson! It was such a great service and the Spirit was so strong! He was confirmed a member of the church and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost yesterday during Sacrament Meeting. I love being able to be a part of people coming unto Christ. It is so amazing! Sister Collins and I are singing in church this Sunday....again. And Brother Olson is going to play the Violin for us! We are so excited!!!
On a sad note, please pray for Davina. I taught her and her family while I was serving in Kent. She had a heart attack last week and is the hospital in a coma. I love her and her family and I had a special bond with her. She has small children and they could use the prayers!
I just watched a video on Mormon Channel that is fairly new. It reminds us that it is never too late to come unto Christ. It is never too late to change our ways so that our will is in line with our Savior's will. Even when it is hard to do what the Savior needs us to do, we will ALWAYS succeed when we do His will. http://youtu.be/2Lxz3GHP59Y
This week I invite each of you to do the Lord's will no matter what you have to give up. Elder Hamula said, "If you really want to go to the next level, individually or collectively, you need to consecrate yourself wholly and completely unto Him. A good number of you are still holding on to what you were. Not until you are willing to give it all away do you get the most out of this experience." He was talking to us missionaries when he said that, but it applies to all of us. Not until we give it all away do we get the most out of life. We see this in the scriptures when God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac- his only son that he waited so long to have. That HAD to be hard for Abraham. He had to give up the only thing he had ever truly wanted. But he did it anyway. I think that the walk to the place where he built the altar had to be the longest walk of his life. He was probably hoping that it was all a dream. That he would soon wake and realize it was a dream. He loved Isaac. But he loved God more. And just when he was about to sacrifice his only son, an angel appeared and told him not to sacrifice his son. The blessings that were promised to Abraham for his obedience and faithfulness are magnificent. We are all part of that promise as members of the church. The blessings that will come to us as we obey the Lord with faith, are unimaginable. Don't deny yourself of those blessings!
I love you all and hope that you have an amazing week!!!