Monday, July 17, 2017

The Gospel Changes Lives


This week went by pretty fast because we had Zone Conference. The Conference was great and I learn a lot every time we have one. The mission has started to have one every transfer now. 

I just had an interview with my Mission President and it sounds like I will be training new missionaries pretty soon. Not this next transfer but probably the one after that. The plan changes all the time though so we will have to wait and see. 

Last week my companion, Elder Beeson, was sick for two days so I had to stay home with him. I cleaned the entire house, baked, played the guitar, worked out, killed two mice, and studied the gospel while my comp. was asleep. Staying home kind of sucks but you get a lot of things done with all the free time. I have realized that when I get home I will never waste time. I will always have things to do.

This is a quote I read this last week and find very good.
"Life is full of difficulties, some minor and others of a more serious nature. There seems to be an unending supply of challenges for one and all. Our problem is that we often expect instantaneous solutions to such challenges, forgetting that frequently the heavenly virtue of patience is required." -Thomas S. Monson

We need to have more trust in the timing of our Heavenly Father. We should remember that as long as we keep our covenants and follow him than he is bound. Blessings are given to those who are prepared for them. The Gospel changes lives and perspectives. I know that those who apply the Gospel into their lives will be more happy and blessed. One thing I have learned as I have applied it more in my life here as a missionary,  is that it does not change who you are. It only enhances your God-like qualities and shrinks the natural man in us.

Elder Allen

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