Wow, what a week. SoBut yeah, was a little bit tough because it was Mothers' day, but it was great. First of all, THAT IS SO CRAZY THAT BETHANY WENT TO PROM!! WOW! She is growing up so fast! My little girl! haha but really that is so fun. I also learned of Elder L. Tom Perry's passing. It was tough to hear, but incredible to think of how much people can sacrifice for the truth and that THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT. In these last day, as he has always talked, we cannot forget about the basics. The Family and the Lord. We must love these 2 things more than anything else! Obey and complete with all responsablility that God has given us.
"19 Behold, he was spoken of by Moses; yea, and behold a type was raised up in the wilderness, that whosoever would look upon it mightlive. And many did look and live. 20 But few understood the meaning of those things, and this because of the hardness of their hearts. But there were many who were sohardened that they would not look, therefore they perished. Now the reason they would not look is because they did not believe that it wouldheal them.
21 O my brethren, if ye could be healed by merely casting about your eyes that ye might be healed, would ye not behold quickly, or would yerather harden your hearts in unbelief, and be slothful, that ye would not cast about your eyes, that ye might perish?
22 If so, wo shall come upon you; but if not so, then cast about your eyes and begin to believe in the Son of God, that he will come toredeem his people, and that he shall suffer and die to atone for their sins; and that he shall rise again from the dead, which shall bring topass the resurrection, that all men shall stand before him, to be judged at the last and judgment day, according to their works.
23 And now, my brethren, I desire that ye shall plant this word in your hearts, and as it beginneth to swell even so nourish it by your faith.And behold, it will become a tree, springing up in you unto everlasting life. And then may God grant unto you that your burdens may be light,through the joy of his Son. And even all this can ye do if ye will. Amen." (Alma 33:19 to 23)
Also in Alma 37:38 to 46, but the message is finished by the final words of Alma to his son, Heleman. "46 O my son, do not let us be slothfulbecause of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; evenso it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever." IF WE WANT TO WE CAN! What a great promise we have! If we want to do it, we can. When Peter wanted to walk on the water, he did! He just needed to keep his eyes on Christ. When he looked at the winds and the waves, he sunk. But looking on to Christ, all things will be easy unto us.
The Gospel of Christ is incredible. I love the mission and I cannot wait to see the progress in these people, if they keep going forward. I feel so happy! ITS THE BEST!!
Elder Dallin Murphy
1. IN THE CONANI RAIN!