As you may have noticed our misión is now authorised for the use of online proselyting. We are so excited for these changes, it was kind of weird at zone conference to get a smart phone and then start posting on Facebook and whatsapping people again but it has so many blessings. Firstly we can have better daily contact with the people we teach. Secondly we can Skype our friends and have mini online lessons with them and better still the members can Skype or Facebook messenger call in and join the lesson too! We are so excited and we are already seeing the huge blessings. Don’t be afraid to contact me or my companion if you have any questions!
This week was wonderful, we met so many prepared people here in Toledo,we just worked our hearts out! Some of the hermanas that I came in the mission with did their farewell testimonies which was really weird. Time flies. But we enjoy it whilst we can. The members are so wonderful here, they have such great testimonies and such a strong desire to share the gospel and be missionaries, and with the online proselyting aspect of the work we are excited to flood the network with the gospel!
This week I was asked to speak in church about the topic, putting the Lord first in our lives. And as I thought about why I realised that it was and still is today the first and great commandment. I really liked this quote from Ezra Taft Benson:
“Why did God put the first commandment first? Because He knew that if we truly loved Him we would want to keep all of His other commandments. “For this is the love of God,” says John, “that we keep his commandments” (1 Jn. 5:3; see also 2 Jn. 1:6).
We must put God in the forefront of everything else in our lives. He must come first, just as He declares in the first of His Ten Commandments: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Ex. 20:3).
When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.
We should put God ahead of everyone else in our lives.”
I love it because it’s so true! We love such busy lives with so many responsibilities that pull us in all sorts of directions, we wonder how we will ever have time for the Lord. But remember, God IS our loving Heavenly Father and He will bless us as we put Him first, He will bless us with the knowledge to fulfil our tasks or we will simply realise that they were unimportant. I pray that we can follow the admonition of Paul to the Hebrews when he invites them to “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.” Trust in the Lord. Put Him first, lean not unto your own understanding. He lives and loves us and knows what’s best for us
I love you all, have a marvellous week,