November 28, 2010
Hello from Mt Gambier!
Things are going well here. There are just some people you don’t see immediately progressing. It has been a pleasant surprise for some less actives who I thought would never come to church in my short time in Mt Gambier to actually attend. Some very surprising progression in some less actives. Maybe I had little faith in them; I need to work on my perception for everyone. I need to see them as our heavenly father would see them. He would see them with a divine potential we are all capable of becoming. Call it what you want, Charity or something else; it will be a lifelong characteristic I hope to progress in personally throughout my life.
Being on the mission really helps you more fully realize the blessings we have being a member of the church. There is so much knowledge to treasure. Where did we come from? Why are we here on this earth? What happens after we die? Truly if you can’t answer those three questions then you have wasted your time in this life. There really are so many people out there who are looking for the truth but do not know where to find it. The message that we bring to the world helps people find themselves, who they truly are. And what they are capable of becoming. The great obstacle in life is sin, with all its shame and guilt that accompanies it. Never is the message of the Saviour to turn us away from learning the truth, to stop us from receiving heavenly glory. It is always the message of Satan to keep us mouldering in the dark and to settle for our own glory or pride. I think of the Garden of Eden. It was Satan who told Adam and Eve to hide. Jesus Christ says, “Come unto me”. When we realize the objectives of both God and Satan, we can see the cross roads of decisions faced in front of us. Jesus says, “Come unto me”, Satan says, “hide, be ashamed for what you have done, you are not worthy, you are not good enough.” The procrastination of progression is the beginning of misery. Satan wants us all to be miserable like unto himself. When the scriptures say, “damnation” or you are “damned,” it is used in the same usage as if you were to build a damn on a river to stop its flow or to stop its progression. We were sent here to this earth to learn and progress, may we look to the saviour to redeem us. May we come unto him. Repentance, change is available for all of us. Let us be grateful for that. I am grateful for my capacity to serve and help other people grasp this message that is for everyone. God has once again reached out to his children. He has called prophets for our day. The bible didn’t kill god. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Love you heaps