This week has been an exceptional spiritual week. I don’t have many miracles to share, other than my own continuous conversion. We found a Chinese family of six who have allowed us to come back a second time and teach. A couple from the Ukraine has also moved into the branch. Other small improvements have been made to the church, and life is great as always.
The feelings of joy and happiness that come from living the Gospel are impossible to express in words. They must be experienced personally in order to be understood. I have heard many miracles from other missionaries (including those of you still in school), and they always recall my personal experiences. My testimony of a loving God who wants each person to know that they are loved continues to grow. I know that God wants us to feel His love, personally know the teachings of Jesus Christ bring unearthly feelings of happiness, and has been working ever since (and before) this Earth was created to help us achieve our potential. The teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ, which we call the Gospel, are true. By true, I mean to say that they are given by the person who always knows what is best. When the Gospel is applied into ones life, everything changes. I cannot explain the experience, it must be experienced. I love to serve God and His children, it brings forth the greatest feelings of accomplishment and duty.
“Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.”
“He that is slothful shall not be counted worthy to stand, and he that learns not his duty and shows himself not approved shall not be counted worthy to stand.” (D&C 107:99–100.)
The aching pains and sorrows of the world are easily forgotten when I choose to serve God. Sometimes it is a struggle to put His desires above all of mine, but I have never regretted the opportunity to see God’s loving hand in return.