Monthly Archives: January 2015

Week #23 – Life is fantastic!

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Hey mom so we still email on pdays, just sometimes the library is closed for no reason so we have to wait till the next day. Life is so fantastic, Life is fantastic! WE are still doing alot of finding haha, the bible belt is hard, but its worth it im learning so much about the bible. Did you know that Luke and Mark in the Nt gospels were not apostles? Crazy right. thats the fun fact of the day. THat blew my mind in Jesus the Christ. Haha so awesome. Im still in acts, there is so much to learn woo! THis week was awesome, we still tract for daysss, haha! Anyways I miss you all, i hope all is well. Here is a quick thought. Repentance is awesome, its realationship with mercy and grace is fantastic. Through the atonement, mercy was born, through mercy was born grace. Grace is the power at which god helps us overcome inadequacies that we could not do alone. I love moroni’s dying testimony in Moroni Chapter ten, vs 32-33. He saw our day, he knew us, and what were his dying words. Come unto grace, and if you come unto christ and are perfected in Christ then is his grace sufficient for you. In vs 30 he talks about laying hold upon every good gift, those gifts are the gifts the spirit. who are resserved for the saints of god. These gifts endow us, those who have the gift of the holy ghost, with god like attributes that we can not obtain alone! It is the vehicle that takes us to godhood. Be worthy of the spirit, i promise you will be the happiest person alive. Love yall

Love Elder B.COrbin

Week #22 – Rely completely upon the Savior

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Talking with Brenan on Christmas Day!

Hey Mom so Life is fantastic, the mission is an absolute blast. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to go! Martin Luther King day was super fun, it was kind of crazy because everyone down here is black, so everyone was loving it. I had a great p-day. I love this church, i love Jesus Christ, it truly is a huge blessing. The other Day while we were tracting we ran into one of our new investigators, Jay Johnson. He grew up Episcopalian. As he grew older he slowly stopped praying, and he came to the conclusion that the Bible is good, but he thinks they are just good moral stories. He told us that he is now an Agnostic, bcus he is scared of the word Atheist. So we went through the whole book of Mormon, and he liked it. THen he asked us, do i have to pray? Can i just read the Book of Mormon, and just not pray at the end and know that it is true. Then we explained to him that the only way to gain spiritual knowledge it pray, especially to when it comes to such a sacred thing as the Holy Ghost. Then he told that he would be just faking it, if he prayed, he said that he would just be doing just because. So I explained to him under the direction of the spirit (it was super strong) that God wants us to pray to him, but, he also wants us to prove to him that we have a desire for an answer, I told him that some blessings of Life are conditional upon us asking for them through prayer. Then I told him that if you don’t pray that shows God and us, that you simply do not have the desire to know. Then i gently turned to alma 32:27, and I read it aloud, and right after i finished he reached over and pointed at the scripture and said “I CAN DO THAT!” and i said I know you can. Will you pray to know if it true and he said yes, I will read and pray, so we are going to meet with him this week, we have his number! Then on Sunday, we had our investigator frank at Church. WE met with him after the third hour and we had a great lesson with him. He has been investigating the church for like 8 months. He is dating a member, but he is struggling with dipping (tabacco). So we were talking with him and he said, that he wanted to move his baptism date back again, because he said that he wanted to read the entire book of mormon before he is baptized, and I said okay. Then we talked about how he has improved from 6 cans of tabacco a week to 1. Then i try to commit him to stop buying tabacco and he said i will TRY. then i said from the depth of my soul. “Frank, (pause), once you get on your knees and pray to Heavenly Father and Say, Heavenly Father I can not do it alone, I NEED YOUR HELP, I cannot do it alone, i beg of you help me. and then you trust him, trust him, and realize at the same time that you rely completely upon the Savior and his atonement to overcome this, is when you will succeed. THe spirit was so strong everyone was absolutely silent, then i said Frank I know you know this church is true, I know you know and have felt the spirit that has been here, I know it. WE love you, The lord loves you, I promise you frank that as you do this, and as you pray always and read the book of mormon, the lord will help you stay clean. THen I asked him, So Frank, Will you promise and commit to us that you will not buy anymore tabacco? And with red teary eyes in both of us, he said. Yes. Yes i will. then i closed with a prayer and then I got up and gave him a big hug and said Frank you can do it man! I know you can! I love my savior, He is my king, on earth and in heaven he came to reign, the blessed words he speaks to all of us, Ye shall obtain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I promise all of you that as we trust in Heavenly Father, and as we lean not unto our own understanding, proverbs 3:5, we will be comforted, our hearts will change, and we shall obtain. I love all of you, i truly do. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Love Elder B. Corbin

Studies, Finished Luke, started acts, Pmg Plan of salvation. Book of Mormon,pg 15-38. Love you all!

Week #21- The Savior is merciful and Just

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Thanks mom it is good to here from you all!! Yeah we try to help the members because it is hard to get contacts but the work is good. I love this work it is so awesome, so my comps bike got stolen luckily my bike had a good lock yeee budddy! So that was a bummer, but he fasted then the bike shop next to where we live, called The Bike Source, gave Elder Garrison a free bike, that works and everything, it is old and will need some tlc, but it works, what a blessing. Fasting works, i promise you. I dont have to much time, but I love and miss you all. I know that the savior is merciful and just, the perfect judge. Ill try to get some pictures and write more next week. I would love to hear from you all. Have a great week, and dominate!

Love Elder B. Corbin

Studies. Chapter 23,24 in Infinite Atonement, Chapter 5 jesus the christ Luke Ch11-20

Week #19-20 Christmas Skype 2014- We Talk of Christ

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We got to skype with Elder Corbin. It was good to see him and feel his spirit! He’s doing great and loves the work! I can tell he is so happy serving. Great Christmas present for Me!

This weeks letter- 1/5/15

Thanks mom it was soo good to see yall. Everything is going good, we played football in the rain and it was super muddy. It was on of the best experiences i have ever had playing football. Playing in the rain, cold and muddy, super fun! This last week, has been crazy, it was raining intensely, super cold, this next week is gonna be like 20 degrees, super cold with the humidity. It good to get back to normal and get rolling again, being a missionary during Christmas was super fun. I am so thankful for this opportunity to serve, it is the only way to go, brings happiness, knowing i am supposed to be serving out here in Monroe, La. I love the Lord, he has done so much for me, I know that this church is true, We talk of christ, we preach of christ, that our children may know to what source they can look for a remission of there sins. Jesus Christ is the only name under heaven whereby we can be saved. I love pmg, it makes you so smart, christlike attributes is my favorite chapter. Humility is a great one something that we all struggle with. I love the opportunity to change and grow, can you imagine it , not being able to change or grow, what a sad situation that would be. I am so thankful for the chance to bless peoples lives by serving them, even if it is just by planting seeds of the gospel, and softening hearts. The lord is trying to teach me something. Gratitude, is my favorite attribute, its not in pmg, but I believe that Gratitude is the parent to all other virtues, those who are thankful for what they have, and the opportunities that have been given them are so much more happy, than those who are constantly looking at what they dont have. We all have things that we can be thankful for. When we are thankful for things, and we are around those who are thankful, that spark of happiness rubs off on others, be thankful for things that you have people will loving being around you, they will see the christlike attribute within you. How much better of a missionary I would be if I was Christ? Jesus Christ was the best missionary, imagine if we could exemplify him, how much better the work would be, happier too. I know that to be true, I hope all have a good week!

Love Elder b. corbin

Studies, Book of Mormon, pg. 1-20 Pmg, Effective Study. Jesus The Christ, chapter 30, infinite atonement freedom chapter. thats all i can remember for now.
love yall!