Monthly Archives: April 2015

Week #34 – Keep Giving It All You Got

SAM_0252MOM holy moly, this year is going to be crazy!!! Love it, and Amber and Taylor are going to be coming to CALI that CALI LYFE DOE! hahah eeyyyyyy, andddd dang!!!!!! AMANDA IS HAVING ANOTHER BABY WOOOOO that is so legit, man, ILL be there in spirit, it is going to be crazy, this year, ill be coming home next year dang, life is fantastic, Heavenly Father is definitely mindful of us, he has his purpose and loves us, what an amazing thing life is there is so much joy to be had when we live the gospel! So my companion Elder Lesuma is from Fiji, he used to play a lot of rugby a lot, he even had a partial i believe for the sevens, and so both of his shoulders are bad, and in the mtc, he got his left shoulder fixed and put back into its place, because it always falling out, now, he is going to be getting his right shoulder fixed on the 21st of april. He is going to be out for the count for about one transfer or so. I will be his companion, for that time, maybe even for another transfer after that to help him get on his feet again. So President McDonough told me, that I need to help him and serve, President McDonough goes home in one transfer. I have built a great relationship with him, and I am sad for him to go. I was interviewing with him, and he said that he wants me to continue to build momentum, and continue to serve and be a great missionary. I asked him if there was anything I could do to be a better missionary for him. I asked him, I said. “Alright President, it’s time for President inventory, what do i need to do, When you look at my picture in the mission home, what is it that your like dang elder Corbin if he could just do this one thing better he would be so much more effective” He told me that i was good to go, and that there is nothing that has bothered him, and that if there was he would definitely tell me, and i was like really there is not anything? And he said nope just keep doing what you are doing, just don’t slow down, push all the way through. He told me he see’s a lot of missionaries who get changes of hearts, i like what I have had, and then they slowly but surely slack, he just said to keep giving it all you got, and improving day by day. So that is what I am trying to do. So its going to be tough this next transfer just because a lot of the time I will be stuck in the apartment for like 6 weeks maybe 8 weeks, All i will be doing is getting up on time, studying, working out, cooking us meals, napping and studying some more. Im setting a goal to have to finished reading jesus the christ, the book of mormon again, and the new testament. Im going to be memorizing so many scriptures so that my mind stays sharp while we are not doing a lot of missionary work. I know it will be a small refiners fire, but Im excited for the lord to help shape me into a better person, somebody I know i cant become with out him. He can make your life more than you could ever make it by yourself. I am a testimony of that and I know it is true. I have seen the lord make me into a better person. I still have a long ways to go but I know that he loves me and cares for me. I will have a lot of time to write letters home cause i have not written some in a while i get better mom don’t worry ahaha. But i know the Lord has a plan for me and has my best interests at heart maybe if it isn’t something that I even see at first. WE must realize as mortals that mistakes, hardships, and curve balls will beset us in our life, but we know that through Faith in jesus Christ we can have the strength to endure, which will then allow us to overcome, for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all that we can do. I testify that Jesus Christ is our savior and redeemer that he reigns over the heaven and the earth, that he will come again, that he will have stewardship over the earth, and that as his servants we will reign with him, in his kingdom under his divine direction. How glorious will be the day when the saints shall be united under his loving arm of mercy. I know that Joseph smith is the prophet that restored his church to the earth, the priesthood has been restored both Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthood, which is the authority of god himself, it is the power that jesus christ himself works by, we have this sacred gift, what a blessing it is to be of this office at this time, I will never truly understand the significance of this blessing my heavenly father has given me, but i will give it all i have and that what i am i shall give unto others for service. I know and have felt the happiness from the restoration of his priesthood. In James chapter five it says

14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

This is the only church at which has the organization of Christ’s primitive church, is there any other church that still has and does what we do .

This is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, it is God’s kingdom on the earth, he invites all to come and see for themselves, to partake of the tree of life that he so freely offers all of us, you just have to make your way here. Blessings await all of us. I leave my testimony with y’all in the name of our beloved savior Jesus Christ amen.!

Love you family
Elder B. Corbin

P.s. looks like i’m going to be getting even more shredded this next transfer #getshreddedlikenephi #besmartandspirituallikenephi

yeeeeeeeee lets gooo boiiii!

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Week #33 – Victory Over Death

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Transfer day last week

Yes i got the package thanks mom, it was good to receive that! easter was great! Sounds like you guys had a blast! that is so awesome! Life is fantastic, Easter was different as a missionary, but it was fun. For Cub Scouts there was a fundraiser, we made pancakes it was fun! it was awesome, we missed some of conference, giving blessings and doing service! but we are catching up today for our pday! So i’m excited to hear all the talks not just some! the lord does so we need not worry, church is true. This week, we have just done some tracting, and service, we have not really any new investigators we are just trying to find, and see if we can get some real serious people who are trying to change, I believe the lord has prepared someone somewhere i cannot give up, there is someone i know it, ill let yall know when we find them! I know this church is true, im keeping it short this week cus i have to listen to the Saturday evening session today, so i don’t have much time, but i Really liked Elder Holland’s talk about the smart young 14 year old boy who had read his older brothers mind, listening to the spirit to save his older brothers life, the savior saves us and gives us all victory over death, “in Adam all men die, but in christ are all men made alive” i have a personal testimony that the Savior did what he did because he loves us, nothing less, he loves us perfectly, so come unto him, discover him, embrace him, pray to him, and get on your knees and thank him, he did something for us that we could not do on our own. Study the atonement, how did christ really do what he did, we will never fully comprehend in this life but, we can begin to scratch the surface! i know as we come to more fully understand the savior and what he did for us, our love, our character will change, and bring ourselves into closer harmony to him and his love, in the name of Jesus Christ amen!

Week #32 – We Can Have Hope, He is Risen

HAPPY EASTER! HE IS RISEN
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So nothing is new for this week, Excited for general conference to see what the prophets and apostles say! Just moving foward a day at a time. Often times we take life by looking ahead to the future saying, ” i got to do this in three years, or months.” It is so much easier to take life one day at a time. WE always have enough strength to push forward for the day. Take it easy captains, the storm will come, and when it does, take it a gust of wind at a time. I have been blessed with this opportunity I have to serve as an Elder for the church, it has been one of the greatest blessings God has given to me. I have had some of the most beneficial spiritual experiences ever out here in the mission field. But other times, it seems as if God has shut the door on my prayers. Look at some point in out lives we will feel this way, but we know in whom we have trusted, our father in heaven. “what shall we receive the good of god and not the evil” job, “the son of man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than me?” D&C . WE must look forward continually holding fast to the iron rod. Grab your scriptures and turn to them for peace. Get on your knees to your Heavenly Father and pray for help. It is easy to say but it is hard to do. We must learn to transfer what is in our minds to our hearts also, and once we do so we can apply the gospel teachings to our lives. Often times I forget in hard times what the Savior has done for me, i ask why me? Let us not get discouraged brethren let us move on towards perfection trusting in God. Taking life and its beauty and challenges one day at a time. How can we find peace in this world, when so much hate, famine, poverty, and war is among us. Through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, because he lives we can have hope. Because he lives we can have peace. Because he lives we can be with our families together forever. Because he lives we can be forgiven. Because he lives we can have joy. “How great shall be your joy?” Family and friends let us forget the things of the world, let us remember who we are, and let us care for one another with love and peace, trusting in God, and having faith in Christ. I testify that as we keep our heads held high, we can have faith and comfort in times of adversity. “No greater love hath man than this, that he layeth down his own life for his friends”

He is risen, he leads this church, he guides his prophets, he loves each one of us, because he lives we can take life on one day at a time, ” the world and the gates of hell combine against you for if ye are built upon this foundation ye shall not fail”

:Fear not for I have overcome the world;

:Those that are of the truth shall hear my voice

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He lives I testify of it, i have felt strength beyond my own, i know he is there for us, I love my savior, this work is true, in the name of jesus Christ amen!

Love Elder B. Corbin

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