Hey Mother, this past week was awesome, had a lot of cool experiences and I had received a lot of answers to prayers.
Sooooo…. concerning my release date, I had been praying a lot about what the Lord wants me to do about preparing to come home, If I truly should stay committed to coming home early or if the Lord has a different plan for me and truly does need me to stay out and work even harder. As I prayer and searched for answers, they did not come right away, in fact it took a lot of effort. I feel the Lord was sending his love on how I should serve the rest of my mission and for how long. With the concerns of returning to prepare for school starting on August 29th, and to get a job move to Utah and a car and everything else. I addressed my concerns with my Heavenly Father and waited for an answer. The interesting thing is that the Lord wants us to make our own decisions because he trusts us to make the right ones and will bless us accordingly, so he does answer prayers but he does want us to discern his will and make our own choice, with coming home on July 18th or July 25th or whatever day, they are all good decisions and choices. But the question to be asked is which one is the best, and how shall I know it?
As I had been speaking to President Olson on what his feelings are on the subject and what the needs of the mission are, he gave me some wonderful insight. As I continued in sincere prayer, I felt that I am needed in the mission field, and that the Lord can and will work miracles among us. We just have to work hard and exercise our faith. I know the Lord will work Miracles with me here in the field and that we can find a family and baptize them. My presence in the field I believe will influence our family for good and that our Heavenly Father truly will prepare a way for a smooth transition home and into college life. That being said, I also believe that my life will be richly blessed because of this choice and that I won’t have any regrets because I will have payed my service to him to the utter most farthing. I just want to express my gratitude and love for my Heavenly Father who does HEAR AND ANSWER PRAYERS. His grace is abundant in all that we do and that if we are HUMBLE and accept his will we will be infinitely blessed. I mean If I have made it this far in the mission how could I not dominate the rest of the mission and expect and know and trust in God that he will absolutely with out a shadow of a doubt open up the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing. My whole life I have been skeptical about the power of Faith and whether or not God will work miracles among us. I mean this is “real life” God isn’t going to come down and just make everything easy he isn’t just going to make everything work out. WRONG, by faith we can make miracles happen. I believe that now, and that it happens according to our FAITH! SO let us exercise faith and act upon the answers God gives. I trust and believe that everything that invites and entices to do good is of GOD! SOOOOOO, with all this being said, I feel that I need to stay out until August 17th 2016, and give everything I have more than ever before, offering my whole soul as a sacrifice.
I believe that God will work miracles. I mean think of it, If I can’t stay out until the end of the mission and trust that in the week and a half I have, God will prepare a way for me to get ready for school and life. HOW COULD I POSSIBLE EXPECT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE?
Be humble and seek the Lord in all you do, and commit to him to be obedient to the revelation you receive and you will be happy and you will become who the Lord wants you to become. This is my commit to my Heavenly Father, and I will do everything I have to stay true to it.
Now knowing that I am staying out until August 17th, that leaves me with two transfers left. 3 months. I talked with President Olson and in the revelation that he receives is going to be transferring me to Brookhaven, Ms. This area has been struggling in the last 6 months or so, so he wants me and my companion to absolutely go in there and tear it up. WE are leaving it all out for the Lord, I KNOW AND TRUST THAT WE WILL BE BLESSED, I have the faith that we will find a family to baptize. I FIRMLY BELIEVE IT! I KNOW THERE IS A PURPOSE IN MY COMMIT TO STAY OUT, let it be a testament to you and me that when we do baptize a family in Brookhaven that God does and will work miracles among us. It is my testimony that God does hear and answer prayers and that his love is unfailing, I have felt that love in prayer and through my mission president and through all of those of you back home who pray for me and the success in the mission field.
I know this church is true, I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, I know the Book of Mormon is Gods words, I know that Jesus Christ lives, and that we have joy and happiness awaiting us in the future. LET US BE MEN and ARISE FROM THE DUST!
LETS CATCH THE FIRE AND TAKE LIFE ON TRUSTING AND BELIEVE THAT WE CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN US AND WE CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING! GOD BLESS
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
LOVE ELDER BRENAN CORBIN