Monday, September 28, 2015

Come unto me, and I will heal you.

"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep"

Your week sounds like it was lovely. Rod sounds like he had a fun time hunting, but I killed a deer with a round piece of plastic. Beat that! 

Well this week has been a pretty good one. We got an investigator to church! The first one in Dumfries in years! His name is Ian. He is awesome. He is very smart and scientific but he has something that is drawing him to the church. I think he knows it is true, but he is trying to find proof that it isn't. He is a great man and we will keep helping him to find the truth he is searching for. 

We have a friend named John. He is the son-in-law of a member here. He is so cool. We went to the church, and he played the piano for us. He is so good! We asked him about the church, and he told us that he feels the spirit every time he talks to the missionaries. He lets his daughters come to church. When we asked him why, he thought about it for a second and said he didn't know, but he did say that the church taught good things. We bore testimony that it taught good things because it is good. It is true and therefore it's fruit is good. Obviously that doesn't prove our church is God's church, so we asked him to read the Book of Mormon, and he said he would read it all. He is such a stud. 

My district leader was transferred to Dublin
I got called as our new District Leader this week. I may or may not be stressed out of my mind. It's pretty nerve racking, but I know that President Donaldson is inspired, so I guess Heavenly Father knows more than I do because I don't feel ready. I am excited to put more faith and trust in Him. 

I had a sweet and humbling experience with the scriptures this week. I was feeling pretty useless and stressed out, so I was reading the scriptures. I was reading in 3 Nephi 17. Verse 2 made me chuckle a little bit since I felt weak and didn't understand. Then I read in verses 7-8. It is beautiful and powerful. The Lord was about to leave, but the people are so sad, and he decides to stay with them a little longer and asks for all the sick and afflicted to come to him to be healed. I felt Him say to me "Come unto me and let me heal you." It was such a small tender experience for me.

 Behold, now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he looked round about again on the multitude, and he said unto them: Behold, my time is at hand.
 I perceive that ye are weak, that ye cannot understand all my words which I am commanded of the Father to speak unto you at this time.
 Therefore, go ye unto your homes, and ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and prepare your minds for the morrow, and I come unto you again.
 But now I go unto the Father, and also to show myself unto the lost tribes of Israel, for they are not lost unto the Father, for he knoweth whither he hath taken them.
 And it came to pass that when Jesus had thus spoken, he cast his eyes round about again on the multitude, and beheld they were in tears, and did look steadfastly upon him as if they would ask him to tarry a little longer with them.
 And he said unto them: Behold, my bowels are filled with compassion towards you.
 Have ye any that are sick among you? Bring them hither. Have ye any that are lame, or blind, or halt, or maimed, or leprous, or that are withered, or that are deaf, or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy.
 For I perceive that ye desire that I should show unto you what I have done unto your brethren at Jerusalem, for I see that your faith is sufficient that I should heal you.
 And it came to pass that when he had thus spoken, all the multitude, with one accord, did go forth with their sick and their afflicted, and their lame, and with their blind, and with their dumb, and with all them that were afflicted in any manner; and he did heal them every one as they were brought forth unto him.
 10 And they did all, both they who had been healed and they who were whole, bow down at his feet, and did worship him; and as many as could come for the multitude did kiss his feet, insomuch that they did bathe his feet with their tears.

I love my Heavenly Father and my Saviour so much. I cannot begin to voice how much They mean to me. It gave me strength to go and help others come unto Christ. 
I love this work. I love you.

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