I finished the Book of Mormon again last week and I have gained so so so much love for this libro...it is much easier to understand in spanish. Literally, el Libro de Mormón is a doctor, a friend, a brother, a sister, a mother, a father, a psychologist, a companion, cupid, medicine. This book is so powerful, it literally heals spiritual wounds.
Yes Dad, on saturday we had a conference with Mision Sur en San Bernardo. We had the opportunity to meet and listen to Elder Russell M. Nelson. We all got to shake his hand and he said my name #fangirl. Just like what Cole said last week about Elder Kearon, you can feel he is a man of God. Our lifer de zone said 'looking in his eyes was like looking into the eyes of a baby,' and it's true...so pure and close to God.
Hermana Nelson also talked and gave awesome advice regarding some of our worst and best days. She said there are 2 things she hopes we will remember when we have days like this. 1. We try to see our "potential" self. She talked about how we should pray to remember our life before we came to earth. We made many promises of things we were going to do here, but now that we are here we have forgotten and get caught up in other things. We learned the gospel before, we socialized together, we walked with Christ, we made covenants. How terrible will it be to return 'home' and have that list of things we did not complete? If we remember those things, all of our trials will fall away. In a moment, the holy ghost can bear witness of our purpose. During trials, try to remember your pre-mortal self and those promises you made, and then the trial won't seem as big to overcome. 2. Remember all of the people on the other side of the veil who are with us are rooting for us and cheering us on. They are our family members who have passed away. Pray to have eyes to see and hearts to feel.
Elder Nelson talked about the abrahamic covenant. He spoke a lot of doctrine, it was so cool. I learned so much. 1 nephi 15:18. We, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have the responsibility to share the gospel; help our brothers and sisters come to know the hope of the atonement of Christ that they may know of true forgiveness. It is our mission to gather so that people may be blessed. We receive these blessings in the temple. The temple should be a goal for every single person. Right now, we are not on the bench, we are in the infield (and outfield) playing the game...with each passing day there are more steps taken toward the end zone. You do not pay for dinner and only eat the salad right? We need to wait and partake of dessert as well as the main course. It's the same with the gospel, we can't just be baptized, we need to endure to the end in order to enjoy the dessert or the vida eternal (life eternal). Elder Nelson then bore this testimony in spanish; he is a man of God.
Well, that was pretty much the highlight of my week, so awesome.
I love God. I love my brother, Jesus Christ, I love my family, and I love the gospel
I love you guys too. :)