Monday, June 27, 2016

Facing the fire!

What is up?! 
Well this week had been hard! This whole month has been pretty hard for the Dublin Zone, but we love it! We love the fire. We love being refined. We feel invigorated and excited for the work.

Elder Wilson + Elder Crowe
Just so you know I am serving with a future Apostle. Elder Wilson is an absolute legend. The spiritual experiences we have had together are incredible. He is a great man full of the spirit. We are trying to be sanctified and consecrated. We were walking down the street GQing the other day, and we stopped this man. After talking with us, he told us we were "Mighty men full of Light", so we say that to each other all the time now. We are learning how to speak by the power of the Holy ghost every day. It is amazing to feel the Lord working through us. Though we are imperfect (well I am, he's pretty close to exaltation) the Lord still uses us in incredible ways.

I got to give a talk yesterday in sacrament. President Donaldson gave a talk also and it was a really spiritual sacrament meeting. Not to toot my own horn.

Our investigators are having a hard time progressing at the moment. Satan is a real butt sometimes! But we are working hard and seeing miracles all around us. 

We are flying to Edinburgh tomorrow for a meeting with all the leadership, so it should be good. I am excited to be in Scotland for a bit. I do miss Scotland a lot. I am serving in the greatest mission in the world. Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. What a dream to be serving the King of kings here!! 

We all make sacrifices in our lives. We sacrifice for school, work, family, etc. We sacrifice the things we like for the things that matter most. We sacrifice sports to worship our Heavenly Father on the Sabbath; we sacrifice money and time and family to come on missions for 2 years; we sacrifice comforts to move where the Lord needs us. We are a sacrificial people. We recognize there is power in our sacrifices, but we also recognize that the greatest act of love ever performed was sacrifice. The Saviour performed the greatest act of love the world, universe, eternities has ever known. The only pure and perfect Man sacrificed ALL so that we could receive ALL. What an act of love.

The essence of the gospel is love. This love is what moves us to act. It is not glory, honor, fear, or any other temporal thing which entices us to do what we do. It is love in it's purest form. When we share our testimonies and love with others, we Latter-Day Saints must realize that we are not doing anything of ourselves. We are simply inviting others to partake of the love that Christ has already offered them. Let us think of others more than we think of ourselves. Let us not be preoccupied with the things of this world that distract us from sharing this message and fulfilling our duties to Him who has saved us. Let us move forward with a steadfastness in Christ. Let us remember always that until we sacrifice, until we walk to Gethsemane and back, until we lift the hands that hang down, until we stand as a witness in all times and places, until we are willing to share, we will never understand the fullness of joy that comes through Christ. It is not enough to believe with our heads; we must know in our hearts.

 "If you cannot endure persecution, you cannot endure the glory of the Celestial Kingdom." -Joseph Smith

Elder Crowe
A popped tire!!
Changing the tire

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