|Blessings Of Listening To The Spirit|
Tortillas for the week: 30
Last night we had a super powerful lesson and after the lesson I asked the family do you guys drink coffee? They all looked at each other and I knew the answer in that very moment; they all said yes we do, so we explained that are bodies are sacred and that we should treat with respect and reverence and that should avoid harmful substances and went into greater detail about the Word of Wisdom. I then asked, “Where is your coffee?” They said right here, I asked can I have it and they were a bit shocked but said yes. They knew I was going to take it but as soon as we were leaving things got a bit awkward, you could see they were like wow, there goes our coffee and you knew that they wanted one last drink. I wasn’t going to let that happen because they will always want one last drink. This was opportunity for them to receive great blessings through obedience. Hermana Cony was like you have to give the coffee back, they are going be so mad and they won’t want you to come back. I just had a feeling that they were not going to be mad. Hermana Cony kept insisting so I did but then they said to my comp take it we need to drink something else, and I just wanted to shout YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dumped out the coffee today, let just say I hate the smell of coffee. I’m still in shock that I felt prompted to take their can of coffee and they agreed that it was the right thing to do. I testify when you obey the promptings of the spirit that miracles will happen because that was a miracle.General Conference was a definite highlight of the week. I watched every session in Spanish, it was good but because I still struggle with Spanish it would have been so much better for me to watch it in English but I will never regret that I watched it all in Spanish. For 2 sessions we had over 25 people in attendance, wow that is a miracle, you could feel the spirit just testify to everyone in attendance that the messages shared were words from God. I love the focus from this conference, TESTIMONY: receiving your personal testimony and as Elder Anderson said, “Each believer needs a spiritual confirmation of the divine mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith.” Knowing that Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the restoration is a key part of our testimonies. I love the message from President Uchtdorf when he teaches us we need to “read, ponder and ask Heavenly Father, in Christ’s name, to manifest the truth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By following those steps, God is bound by His word to manifest the truth through the power of the Holy Ghost. The more we incline our hearts and minds toward God, the more heavenly light distills upon our souls. And each time we willingly and earnestly seek that light, we indicate to God our readiness to receive more light. A personal testimony of the gospel and the Church is the most important thing you can earn in this life.” As I watched conference I felt my spirit being filled, I felt something magical swell up inside me, I felt the power of my testimony, I NOW CAN SAY I HAVE MY OWN TESTIMONY!!!! This feeling is the greatest feeling ever, the process was hard and long but it was worth it. I now can understand why the Lord said to Peter, when thou art converted strengthen your brethren.
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con mucho amor, ducks forever.
Elder John D. Mcilmoil
October 6, 2014
Elder John D. Mcilmoil
October 6, 2014
Scripture of the week: John 14:6
He is the way and the light and the life.
“As we look to Jesus as our Exemplar and as we follow in His footsteps, we can return safely to our Heavenly Father to live with Him forever.” President Thomas S. Monson