Hey Family and friends I hope all is well! This week was great. We did a lot of things. We went on exchanges in Crystal Springs and I had a blast. We contacted someone on the street and passed out a Book of Mormon to him. After Exchanges we had interviews with President Olson. He has given me my final interview it was great. He is a great mission president and leader. He gave me a lot of great advice.I am glad that I was able to serve under two great mission presidents they have taught me a lot! Yesterday we went out with a member from red star. Bro. Webb. He is a great man and loves the lord. We went and saw some less actives and we were able to get into every door we knocked on, it was awesome. On the Last house, we went and saw a less active bishop wanted us to see. This individual opened up and listened to us and I was prompted to talk about the Book of Mormon and how it is the keystone of our religion. Each of us shared experiences on how the Book of Mormon has blessed our lives and has enabled us through the atonement of Jesus Christ to be happy, that it has given us courage to do the hard things. That it is a compass in our lives and will keep us on the path that Christ wants us to go. After we testified. I felt the impression to ask if this individual had ever been through the temple. So I did, I asked straight up as I felt. He said no, and I immediately testified that it was the only place on earth where every concern, every worry, every problem we might have or face is left at the door. That we should strive to be worthy to enter there and to feel of the spirit there. As soon as I said that, Bro. Webb started to cry. He said that he had been prompted to ask this man if he had been to the temple, and that he was prompted to testify of the blessings there. But that he was worried that he would offend him or that he would make him feel uncomfortable, he didn’t want to ruin his friendship with him.So he waited, as soon as he had questioned that prompting it came to him a second time and as soon as it came to him the second time, he heard me speak of the temple and ask this man, he said that the spirit just hit him and the spirit filled the room as I testified that the temple is where the Lord wants him. Bro. Webb then testified after I did, of the promptings that just had taken place and testified to this man the same thing, and that he knows the Lord wants him there. The spirit was there and we committed this man to read the Book of Mormon each day and to pray with real intent and to hold fast to it, that he would be able to overcome all his hardships and addictions and trials because of Jesus Christ.
It is amazing to see the miracles that happen in each of our lives. But the problem is that we must have the eyes to see them. Most of us have miracles happen each day, God constantly blesses us and protects us and sustains us moment by moment, and we sometimes just don’t see it. We have to get to a point to where our way of thinking and vision is different. We have to have a drive to find those things the lord does for us and that is when our perspective changes that we will be able to see the many blessings and miracles the lord works in our lives daily. I can testify that when we get the chance to see those miracles and blessings throughout our lives that is when we can truly know that God is real, that everything we have is a sacred gift! It is a gift, every smile, every laugh, every prayer heard, every struggle, every moment, every breath, it is a gift. We cant let it go to waste, we must cherish every moment of it. I will not waste it, we cant waste it, we will live our life in faith! In honor to God who has given us an opportunity to grow, and that even when we fail he is still there encouraging us to get up and try again. IT IS A GIFT!
It takes an eternal perspective to get that vision to see things in life that way. We get that vision through Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repenting and reading the scriptures daily!
Through that the Lord will change our hearts and enable us change. I am so thankful for the Lord and his love in mercy in my life, I hope all of us can see his hand in our lives!
I love yall have a great week, dont let anything go to waste!
Learn grow and become!
Love Elder Brenan Corbin