Hey everyone! I don`t have a lot of time this week! But just wanted to share this with you guys!
This week, I studied and learned a ton about the restoration of the gospel. There was an actual need for it. Throughout the history of time, God has shown His love to us by sending prophets, or someone to guide us back to him. The prophets talk to Him, face to face. But, like always and forever, we have agency to choose if we want to listen. The cycle continues of people listening to the prophets, and rejecting them. When the people rejected them and their teachings, they fell into apostasy. This continued all the way up until our Heavenly Father showed His love once more and sent His son, Jesus Christ. During Christs life, He established His church, with prophets, apostles, and the priesthood. However, after He and His apostles died, the priesthood was lost. There literally was nobody on the Earth that talked with God, or had His authority to direct a church in the earth. This is when hundreds of churches were formed. People took little parts of the gospel of Christ and created churches. But, Heavenly Father showed His love once more. He loves us. I know He does. He called Joseph Smith to be a prophet. He gave him the authority to restore the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth once more. I know that this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church that has the authority from God. We have an actual living prophet, Thomas S Monson. He talks with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. His words come from God. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know Heavenly Father answers prayers. I know the Holy Ghost will guide us in our lives. I know this gospel is true and I could never deny it! If Joseph Smith had not showed faith to read the bible, in James 1:5, and had not shown faith to pray to God, we would be lost. We would still be in an apostasy. But I know that we can turn to our prophet, President Monson, and receive the guidance we need in our lives. Without the Priesthood authority, we would be lost. There would be no hope. But because we have the Priesthood, we can live together forever as families through the ordinances that can only be preformed with the authority and permission of God, such as baptism and eternal marriage.
I love you all!
m 14312 7.8
t 13959 7.7
w 15857 8.7
th 11117 6.0
f 11184 6.1
sa 19194 10.5
su 13429 7.3
we have been lucking out, most of our investigators live pretty close right now and we dont have to walk as much!
enjoy this sick pic of a monkey. I was in heaven for a couple minutes