Sunday, December 1, 2013

We have the privilege of reading the Book of Mormon as a mission! We started Oct. 1 and will finish Dec. 24th. I made it through Mosiah and this beautiful message really stood out to me:

Mosiah 5:7 And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters.  And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.
 And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, for he shall know the name by which he is called; for he shall be called by the name of Christ.

Mosiah 26:18 Yea, blessed is this people who are willing to bear my aname; for in my bname shall they be called; and they are mine.

Mosiah 26:24 For behold, in my name are they called; and if they aknow me they shall come forth, and shall have a place eternally at my right hand.
I love this gospel.
Yesterday, I gave my first talk in the field! The Bishop told me Saturday at noon that I needed to speak for 15 minutes in church, so I wrote a little bit in the night after we planned and finished it in the morning before we had to round up our 5 investigators to bring to Sacrament! A bit stressful, but it went well and I feel pretty comfortable with Spanish! I spoke on the small and simple things we can do to hasten the work and be better missionaries. 
The gospel is so mysterious and immense in many ways, but it's also so plain and simple.
 Like Pres. Eyring said, ''The pattern is simple, but not easy to follow.''

Mosiah 2:22 And behold, all that he arequires of you is to bkeep his commandments; and he has cpromised you that if ye would keep his commandments ye should prosper in the land; and he never doth dvary from that which he hath said; therefore, if ye do ekeep his fcommandments he doth bless you and prosper you.

Also, Mosiah 2:34 says that with the knowledge we have of the gospel and the scriptures, we are ''eternally indebted to our Heavenly Father,'' and are to ''render Him all that we have and are...''
I'm really learning how important it is to keep our covenants.
I love you all more than sweet stripes and cookie dough ice cream!
Hermana FlynnRider

P.s. When the people don't hear you knock, you yell ''buena tardes'' into their house. I know I have a huge gringita accent so I try to mask it by yelling in mexican monotone. My comp called me out on it this week.
She was like, ''Why are you talking like that?''
''Like what?''
''¡Cómo una brujita!'' (Like a witch!)

It was so funny! Now I screech and cackle into every house that doesn't open up within 30 seconds!

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