I got transfered woooooo, new area, second area that is what i am talkin about ! So i got transfered to the land of Milk n Honey, Hattiesburg I have heard is one of the best, if not the best place to serve in the mission, reason being the districts are huge,and p-days are the best becuase there are several districts, members take care of you, and the missionary work in most of the areas is really good! So i am absolutely pumped right now, i am in a car share, week on bike- week in car, and Right now i am emailing at the university of Southern Mississippi library and it is so much nicer than the dinkie library we used in monroe, so the computers work so much better, life is just fantastic, my new Companion is Elder Burningham, he came out a transfer after me, he is cool, i cant wait to know him, it is gonna be great! My apartment is pretty new, this area just opened up like 4 transfers or so ago so its pretty new. I am serving in the Hattiesburg West area. It is awesome, my new DL is Elder Jones he is a super funny guy, he is from Ethopia and was adopted by a super mormon family in Salem, UT. This transfer is going to be great! I am absolutely on fire right now. Today we had ZDM and the theme was finding joy in Missionary work, because we all know that missionary work is not easy, if you think it is, u.o.e.n.o. We talked alot about how the Savior is always inviting us and our investigators to repent and to change for the better, because this life is a giant process to become like our Heavenly Father and so, that means we need to be constantly improving, because if your not, guess what, that means you are not improving, therefore the steps of the gospel are like a ladder, you must start at the bottom and work your way to the top, so if you are not going up, you are going to be going down. SO we talked about how we can be happy, and we talked a little bit about obedience. Obedience I believe is the answer for everything. If you need an answer, if you have a problem, if you have a heart ache, if you have trial that is so difficult that you just want to throw in the towel and say Heck with it? If you be obedient to our father in heaven and exercise faith in him he will provide a way for you to accomplish the task at hand, I know it. I know it not because I heard somebody that accomplished something, not because I did a scientific exam on the will of people and habits, but because I have lived the gospel, and i have not lived the gospel. And i know with no doubt, nothing wavering, that if you are obedient to Jesus Christ, and you follow his counselors, it will solve 99% of your problems. Now, problems and trials are good, because these things make us stronger, they refine us and shape us into who the Lord wants us to be. So when we are obedient, all the problems that we make ourselves will be solved, but those trials, those difficulties that are out of our control will come, and when they do, those who were and are obedient, will ALWAYS be GIVEN THE STRENGTH TO OVERCOME. I know that to be true, I have tested it in my own life, when i am obedient i have the spirit when i am not i dont. SO how do we be 100% obedient. WE dont, simply put, you are going to make mistakes, that is the bottom line, BUT HERE IS THE CATCH, we can be perfect in some things, we can be perfect in our own sphere of existence, I will not break the Word of Wisdom, so i am going to be perfect in this thing, I will not commit adultry, I will not kill so I am going to be perfect in this thing, I will not break the law of chastity so i will be perfect in this thing, these are all things that we can be 100% obedient in. Pride for example is something that I will try to be perfect in but its hard obvi, everyone has it, that is something that we should all be repenting of every time we step into a sacrament meeting, this is something that will never be perfect in, in this life, but we can get better and better until the perfect day. Line upon Line, commandment upon commandment, that is the way it works. The problem is this, we think it is going to be easy, I thought, Brenan Neal Corbin “thought” that the mission would be pretty “easy”, its gonna be a good, just like stealing candy from baby, piece of cake, i got this. Boy was i wrong, things are going to be hard, and they will be hard, and they are hard, but, if you are obedient these burdens that we all carry will be made light. Agency is so key, we need to make sure that every step we take is the right one, otherwise we might fall into a snare set, by the clever and sneaky one. We must be willing to pay the price for obedience, and that is our will, given to the Father’s will. Success in life and in heaven will NEVER BE ON DISCOUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, we always see signs that say, 50% off this or 85% off buy one get one free, or 4000 dollars back on your old car and here is a Honda, bcus we want to see you in a honda. The last time i saw a sign that said, 75% off a temple recommend was never ago, cus it never happened, it never will. The last time i saw a Ferrari, or Lamborghini, or a really nice Audi or BMW or Mercedes on sale was never ago, why because you got to be willing to put forth sacrifice and effort for those things. THe point i am making is you have to sacrifice, your time, your tears, your blood, and your effort, if you want to be successful in the gospel. The world, its easier to get into the NBA or NFL or NASCAR or NASA or HARVARD or STANFORD or the NAVY SEALS, than it is to gain an apostolic testimony of the savior, to be a desciple of Jesus Christ is the hardest and most rewarding thing you will ever do! Look at Jesus Christ he was PERFECT, YET, HE SUFFERED BEYOND ANYONE HAS EVER EVEN COME CLOSE TO SUFFERING< WE dont even understand how much he suffered, and Jesus Christ was the ONLY PERFECT CHILD HEAVENLY FATHER HAD! and he suffered more than all of us. You can only imagine the state that we are in, in the sight of our heavenly father, i am eons away from perfection, and christ suffered how much?, the whole human plight and more……… Dang, i better get on my knees right now and ask for forgiveness. Yet we all walk around acting like we are something great. I am nothing, we are nothing, only when we choose to be Obedient is when we become something. Heavenly Father loves everyone, he loves the Savior as much as he loves you and me, so lets commit all of us, to get on our knees, and pray to him, to tell him how we feel, to tell him that we love him, and the promise him that we will follow him, and thank him, be grateful to him, and plead with him for help. I know that our lives will be so much better if we can sincerely do that. Thomas S. Monson, the modern day prophet , said in one of his movies,that people would ask him why he prayed so much, or why he would take of his baseball cap so much, its because he would pray often! that he always prays! If he was fishing he would just take 30 seconds and say a quick prayer, then 15 minutes later he would say another prayer, constantly thanking God for all the blessings he has given. Let us now, develop this attribute of Christ. I want to testify to yall that I know that Joseph smith was the prophet prepared from the foundation of the world, to be the Prophet who would restore Christ’s church to the earth, I know that the Book of Mormon is 100% the word of God, more so than any other book on the face of the Planet, i know that if we abide by its teachings we will be the happiest people alive, I know that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world, and with out him. There would have been no creation, for all would have been lost, and made captive to the devil and his angels. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to the fullness of joy, sin is filth, avoid it like you would a vile plague, stay away from it, it will only bring you spiritual wounds, I promise with all my heart that as we follow the Savior and his teachings we are making the right step forward on our eternal journey to the gates of the celestial kingdom, i add my witness that he lives, In the name of our beloved savior, Jesus Christ, amen!
Love Elder B. Corbin
Ps. Mother i love you, Dominate everyone love ya! Dad love you so much, blake kill it, amanda, aubree love ya, james i promise duck dynasty doesn’t have any idea, your the man, Amber and taylor dominate!
Studies, Bom 40-90, pmg, Keep commitments, extend. Acts, finished, start John. Review of John 10 and psalm 83 to fight off JW’s
Hattiesburg wooooo! time to find the elect! Love yall
This was Brenan’s Monroe District heading to the Zoo in Louisiana.