Monday, January 20, 2014

Can't Believe it's been 6 months!

One of the scriptures I like is 2 Nephi 31:13
13 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ, by baptism—yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak with the tongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel.
compared with Moroni 10:3-5  they both talk about spiritual witnesses, and receiving the Holy Ghost, or the "baptism by fire."
Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. 
If we don't receive the holy ghost, we can't speak with the tongue of angels meaning the spirit, for angels speak by the holy ghost (see 2 Nephi 32:2-4).
F__ is going to be baptized next week, so that more of her friends can be there, she wants more of them to come and a lot of them couldn't come this week! I haven't been able to get in contact with anyone in the tower yet, but we are hoping to go there and stop by soon. Here are a couple more of my favorite scriptures:
  Leviticus 2:5-7 (not exactly Spiritual but I like it) lol
 ¶And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
 ¶And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the frying pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
Doctrine and covenants 19
 15 Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not.
 16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;
 17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;
 18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—
 19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.
 20 Wherefore, I command you again to repent, lest I humble you with my almighty power; and that you confess your sins, lest you suffer these punishments of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit.
28 And again, I command thee that thou shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart; yea, before the world as well as in secret, in public as well as in private.
 29 And thou shalt declare glad tidings, yea, publish it upon the mountains, and upon every high place, and among every people that thou shalt be permitted to see.
 30 And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.
It is crazy that I have been here for 6 months already, I still don't even know what it feels like to move! LOL I will probably be out of here on the 5th of February! I know nearly everyone, and I have knocked most of the streets! Hahaha, just kidding, there are plenty of streets that I haven't touched!
I uploaded a few photos for you! The first few are me and elder lamb holding an exact replica (same size, shape, and materials) of Sir Edwards sword. One of our investigators, B__, showed it to us.

Elder Lamb

Elder Brown

The last two are of me and elder lamb holding a Pilipino knife that one of the members here showed us. It is specifically designed to go into the side of a person easily, and come out with all of the insides, including a few ribs, not quite as easily! Hope that leaves a nice mental image in your minds! LOL
Elder Brown

Elder Lamb
I love you all so very much and miss the Wasabi crew as well. I can't wait to see you guys again!
Elder Brown

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