Very similar to what I wrote last week this week I have been looking for the differences of when I first started in this Area and now, where it is closer to transfers (next week). One thing that has changed is my view of the Children of God, something that I can easily see when teaching someone – is them in the Temple, completely dressed in white prepared to make covenants with Heavenly Father. Now I am not so concerned in seeing them in the waters of Baptism but more seeing them progress so that after they have come to an understanding of the Doctrine of Christ. That their desire to be baptized grows on it´s own, as long as we are their to nurture them.
The work of missionaries is in every aspect, with investigators, new converts, or those who have been in the church for years. There is always a way to help others. Just a smile changes lives. A hug. A scripture. A testimony.
We were asked this week in Relief Society what is the difference of seeing the Lord, and believing in Lord. If everyone says seeing is believing what is the difference?
This is answered in Alma 32:18
Now I ask, is this faith? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for if a man knoweth a thing he hath no cause to believe for he knoweth it.
This made me ponder on something. Often when we bare testimony of something we always say ” I know” it is never ” I believe” for in your testimony you have no reason to believe if you already know.
And with that statement I will tell you.
I know that my Savior, the Lord, Jesus Christ lives.
I do not believe he lives, I know it.
I know that the church of Christ, in it´s exact form as it was first created by Christ himself, with a prophet, 12 apostles and authority of God, is again on the earth today. I know without a doubt in my heart that our Father in Heaven hears our prayers, that he loves each and every one of us no matter what we say or do, his love will be constant. It is this love that I feel from him that I feel for his children, it is for this purpose that I have left my home, my language, my family, to serve him. To help others come to the same understanding. That they may know, and no longer just believe,