A Greater Love for our Savior – June 20, 2016

  • Companion: Elder Heath
  • Area: Kingwood 2nd

On a little bit of a side note, I made up my mind toward the beginning of my mission that I wouldn’t come home for any reason unless a certain criteria was met, not even for a death, no mater who it is. The only other way I would go home is if President Drake strongly encourages (pushes) me to go home temporarily. But none of this ending early stuff, no way, no how. I was called and blessed that i would serve for 24 months, the scary part is I’m 2 days shy of 11 months…. Almost a year! Say what!?! I need to start back over, i haven’t done I’ll that i wanted to do yet!!

This week has been a blast though!!!! Let me tell you ALL about it! ………… Ugg…… Elder Heath has been sick. *deep breath* … Love at Home……*deep breath*……. Love at Home…… I just might be going insane. I have found a lot of time to just think though and recover from my mental overload last week. I just thought about life, and what’s going on, and put it all back into perspective, and realized I could be doing a whole lot better! Yet a whole lot worse! So over all I’m…. Ok. I could be better. I just want to go share the gospel and go bring souls to Christ.

It sounds like it’s going to be a bad hurricane season with all the heat and rain we have been getting so early. It’s been in the 90’s almost every day and it hits above 100 with humidity! Not fun! But hey, it’s part of the fun of being a missionary!!

P.S.
So I heard/read a quote this week from somewhere, but it pretty much said we need to learn enough about the Saviors life to love him. I wanted to gain a greater love for our Savior. So I prayed before studies and before I went to bed for help to learn more about the
Savior. I started reading the Book of Mormon like always and I was reading in Mormon 9 and the whole chapter hit me like never before, it’s a very powerful chapter! Moroni is writing it just after he witnessed the death and destruction of the entire Nephite nation. His friends, his family, every one he knew. And some how that all lead me to the New Testament and in Mathew 26, when Christ suffered in the garden and for the first time, understood what the whole kiss from Judas was about, and the fact it was a sign to the guards telling them it was Christ. But more importantly I started looking into all the
things Christ went through from the garden to the cross. Christ after bleeding from every pore, the amount of blood he lost would of been insane and made him really weak. Then he was taken and tried. He was beat and spit upon and really just went through crap. And here is Christ letting them do it, he had the power to stop it at any time and to decided not to go through with it. I read a quote from an apostle during this and he said that all Christ would just have to do is blink and our entire solar system could have been annihilated. But he didn’t. If he would of had one single negative thought the Atonement would of been invalid, but he had pure love, enough to go through it all for us. I learned a lot more, but needless to say my prayers were answered. I was able to learn more about Christ, and gain a greater love for him.

 

The Love of God: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 

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