Tuesday, December 22, 2009
We baptized a guy and I have to say it was the best one yet! It has really changed my mission to see how people are blessed when they get baptized for themselves. I know that they will go on to bless others. It is amazing!
Christmas is the best time to go out and talk about Christ. Christ is after all the center of Christmas! I have been thinking about how we can make Christ the center of our lives this holiday season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I was able to keep up tradition and make gingerbread houses at the sister activity. It was hard to maintain the detail that I normally do based on a few factors:
#1 Limited Supplies! How am I supposed to build a gingerbread masterpiece without ANY sugar cubes. Don't people know about structure here?
#2 Time! We only had 30 minutes!
#3 Nothing is as good as mom's "cement" frosting. It just isn't the same.
This year's theme was Book of Mormon Stories. I roughly depicted 3rd Nephi 11. I covered a cinnamon bear to look more "Jesus like!" Tradition lives on!
Something I realized this week was how hard it can be when you hear someone reject the blessings of the gospel. It struck me hard to realize that this gospel is something NEEDED in life. It isn't just nice to have, or even that you will be a better person for having it, but really, this is the bridge that leads us back to eternal life. The greatest blessings we can have all come from God. The greatest joy we can have is following the Savior Jesus Christ and taking him as our guide back to the Celestial Kingdom. We are so blessed to have the restored gospel in our lives. I have found the urgency behind missionary work as we teack people about baptism. I hope it catches fire! People NEED this! I am so thankful for the prophet Joseph Smith who restored the power to baptize in the name of Jesus Christ to the earth. I am so thankful for a loving Father in Heaven who wants to help us in anyway possible to see us with Him again!