Hey mom, so i got transferred, but not very far at all, my area closed down, because we are running low on missionaries, so me new companion is elder Lesuma he is super cool! He is from Fiji and I’m going to be finish training him, Because he has only been out for a transfer. So we have only a set of elders and sisters in Hattiesburg, so because we are the only elders we are gonna get fed so that is good. Hattiesburg is awesome, this is my favorite area so far, I miss the people in Monroe, but right now we have this super cool investigator named Gary Gordon, we are hoping that he continues to learn and prays to know if the Book of Mormon is true. This area is a full car and it’s huge, and i don’t know where i’m going. Im very excited for this next transfer its going to be sooo fun and we are going to get a lot of work done, i’m hoping that we can see a baptism, because i have not taught anyone that has gotten baptized yet. I’m continuing to work hard tho, that’s all the matters, I cant force people to act on this message. So Hattiesburg Stake was reorganized and Elder David A Bednar was here!!!!!!!!!!! I was able to go to priesthood session, adult session and church session, so it was really goood I LEARNED ALOT. I wrote down a lot of the things i can study, and get better at, sad to say he did not do anything for the missionaries, he got here, did what he had to do and left. I really liked when he was telling a story about how he was talking to his friend about the gospel, it related really closely with what i tell people. Here in the south people are so caught up in, “there is no more bible”….. well where does it say that? oh wait it doesn’t say that…. “oh well what do you say about in revelations where it says not to take away or add to the bible” the funny thing is that revelations was written long before any of the other books in the bible, so everything after that like all the letters of Paul, the gospels don’t exist if you go buy that, oh and it says the same thing in duet, chapter 4 verse 2 so everything after that is that false too? Well David Bednar if i’m not a mormon are you saying i’m going to hell? Bednar says” No you are going straight to the terrestrial” his friend “see there you go again with your mormonism Bednar ” Jeff don’t you see in Corinthians it teaches of different degrees of glory, come on i thought you knew the bible more” Elder Bednar continued telling us about how he loves the south because of how he grew up in southern Arkansas. then he made this very smart and i think very intellectual assessment and fact. talking to his friend “You see Jeff, you are a modern day pharisee.” ….. Everyone started laughing because a lot of people would hold that offensively, being that ELDER BEDNAR IS VERY ASSERTIVE AND TO THE POINT. “you are so tied to the written word, that you are missing out on modern day revelation from Christ. The Pharisees where so tied to the written word that they missed the living christ. If you reject Joseph Smith and his revelations, it would have been the same if you were living in ancient times rejecting Jesus Christ himself” WHAT A WONDERFUL OBSERVATION THAT IS 100% true. People are so tied to the written word that they simply are rejecting the Book of Mormon, even though we prove them 100% wrong in there argument, because of pride, they stumble. WE MUST BE BAPTIZED BY SOMEONE HOLDING THE PROPER AUTHORITY< WE HAVE IT! IT’S ON THE EARTH! when Jesus Christ said,”Except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of god” he was not kidding, he did not say oh welll maybe you can, or if god is having a good day, or i guess you might be able to. YOU CAN’T, GOD WILL NOT ALLOW IT, this is why it is so amazing to me when people say well, many roads lead to Rome, so it does not matter what religion you are, OF COURSE IT MATTERS, DON’T YOU SEE,,, THE SCRIPTURES DONT TEACH THAT, do you not read the scriptures. CHRIST SAID HIMSELF A MAN CANNOT BE SAVED IN IGNORANCE. PEOPLE must realize how serious this is, this is eternity, this is real, we exist, that fact alone means there’s a God. It’s harder to believe that we came from a atom that does exist and doesn’t exist at the same time and then all of a sudden it blew up and now we are here. THAT DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE, SCIENCE ITSELF TEACHES THAT OPPOSITE FORCE TO CAUSE A REACTION, something can’t just move or act without being acted upon. man, people get it together, i just am passionate about this, this is all true, we have a Heavenly Father who is our father, who is God, who created everything. Read the scriptures, pray for him to guide you, he will lead you to this church, if you let him, with a sincere heart. We are the fastest growing church, we are called the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints, we have one of the biggest helping the needy foundations in the world, and we have the most money. THIS IS BECAUSE MAN DID NOT CREATE THIS< IT IS GODS KINGDOM ON THE EARTH< IT IS HIS BANK ACCOUNT THAT WILL NEVER FAIL IT IS HIS TRUTH THAT WILL CONTINUE TO ROLL UNTIL THE END OF TIME eons and eons, brethren hearken unto the words of Christ and come unto him, ask and ye shall receive knock and it shall be opened unto you, I testify that if you do you will have the truth of these things manifested unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost, i testify in the sacred and beloved name of jesus Christ amen.
Love ELDER B. Corbin
church is soo true, study the scriptures everyday and study the modern day words of the prophets!