16 February 2016
Dear family and friends,
Over this past week I have been reminded many times of my purpose as a missionary. Our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ. My testimony of Christ was not nearly as strong as I wanted it to be when I came here. I still had my doubts and worries. But as I've served and taught others of Christ, my testimony of Christ's love for me individually has grown immensely. I still have a long way to go, but I now know of a surety that my Savior lives. He loves me, He loves you, and He loves everyone!
I have seen the joy that comes from centering the five lessons
that we teach on Christ. The people that we teach are more receptive to what we share, they are more open to commitments, and they listen more intently. Yesterday we were teaching Christine W. the Plan of Salvation. When we started talking about Christ and His Atonement, a peaceful feeling entered the room. I felt that pure peace and joy that comes from our Savior's love for us. I knew that what we were sharing was true, and I knew that it really could help Christine personally. Our Savior's Atonement is for everyone. It is for each person, individually. We can reach out and touch others' hearts through centering our teaching on Christ.
I testify that Christ does live, and He does love us all individually. He is ever-forgiving and ever reaching out to us to help us when we have gone astray. He is ever pleading our cause before the Father, because He loves us!
My invitation for you this week is to ponder on your relationship with Christ. Does it need improvement? Do you feel like He is there for you? Do you trust in Him? I testify that as you do this you will begin to feel of Christ's love for you. You will be able to better understand His Atonement, and what an incredible gift it truly is for you.
I know that Christ lives. I know that He loves you. You are all amazing. Keep smiling, and remember that life is a beautiful gift from God!
Have a blessed day,