This week was fantastic!
We also have had quite a bit of rain like my mom told me you guys had. It's been good though and a little chilly! But the work always goes on!!!! haha. This week we had a good week. We worked super hard and had lot of results. I loved seeing and knowing why it went so well.It only happened because we worked with members. Let me tell you as a missionary or as a member if you want to be worthy and live up to your baptismal covenant you HAVE to share the gospel. When we were baptized we took upon ourselves the name of Christ. We chose to change our lives and live and do what Jesus Christ himself would do if he were here. And lets look at his life. Before sharing the gospel he was baptized and received the gift of the holy ghost. The very first thing and after he was baptized..... any ideas on what he did? Well, what he did was share the gospel from then on. He was a missionary. Not because he was a missionary or a member of God's church but because he chose to follow God's will. The purpose of God how it teaches us in Moses says in CH 1:39 This is my work and my glory to bring about the salvation and eternal life of all men. That's why Jesus Christ shared the gospel. He knew God's purpose and that when he was baptized he chose to fulfill God's purpose too. If you have been baptized you took this very purpose and covenant upon yourself. Are you truly living up to your covenants? Do you introduce your friends to missionaries? DO you have family night and invite nonmembers? DO you invite friends to church? Etc. If not, apply the Atonement in your life and start to do it from now on. Promise the Lord that you will do it and ask revelation in prayer with whom you should share the gospel and then DO IT. If you do these 3 things I promise you will find a happiness that you have never experienced before, and if you have served a mission and have felt this, then I promise that you will feel and remember the very people you taught, and great love you had for them. As you feel and remember these feeling you will be inspired and excited to share the gospel so you can be a part of the Work of Salvation.
Love you all!Elder Hakes