Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First Book of Mormon given

I haven't been blogging much about my mission. There is something amazing that happened that may not be related to helping with the students in the seminaries, but this will be like the best one you'll hear. I'm almost done with the Spring semester of college and I'm looking forward for a break from that craziness. If it'll make you cry with happiness, I suggest you prepare a tissue for that.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you what happened on Monday last week. I was in my reading class and a classmate named Stephanie and I were doing our book interviews on the Book of Mormon. One African American student named Satiq felt very interested to hear about what Stephanie and I believed in. He was asking questions about how the Book of Mormon was compared to the Holy Bible.

We then told him about it and he then asked for a copy of the Book of Mormon. I had six copies in my backpack, because Mom challenged me and Sister Teach to try to meet somebody who would feel seriously interested in the Book of Mormon and the church.

I was feeling a bit excited to give him the first copy of the Book of Mormon with the picture of the family and the testimony that we said in it. I've been praying for Satiq to learn and know that the church is true. I was hoping by the Monday of this week, Stephanie and I would see him and see if he'll testify to us that he knows that the church is true. Unfortunately, he never came. I was a bit disappointed that he didn't show up, but I'm still having faith and praying that he will understand and know that this church is true.

I'm hoping that will happen, because it makes me feel like I want to know Satiq understands the church more and how it can change his life and help him live it happily. I've learned that it takes patience to find a person who feels seriously interested in the church. I'm hoping I'll still continue to do that, even if it'll take a while to find a good person.

Sister Teach's doing the same thing as I've been trying to do. Help a few groups of families to see if the church will change their lives. About Sister Teach, there's only sixteen weeks left for her to come home from her mission, and I'm planning to wear my name badge and suit and she and I will take a picture of the both of us wearing our missionary name tags.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Scripture Mastery #6 Be A Delightsome People

This may sound like it's not part of it, but I think it does. I've learned a lot about discrimination against a certain group of people. There's sometimes, racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, and much more that we may face in life. But with those people in the 20th century who stopped discrimination has made a very big difference in our today world. According to a scripture mastery that I found in the Words of Mormon on 1: 8 it explains about it.

                                                                 Words of Mormon 1: 8

 And my prayer to God is concerning my brethren, that they may once again come to the knowledge of God, yea, the redemption of Christ; that they may once again be a delightsome people.

I think what that means is that everyone in this world and in the entire millennium will become a delightsome people unto Heavenly Father, especially those who are different like these two girls in the picture. They look like they're a delightsome couple anyway. This scripture reminds me that we treat everybody equally, and that we can become good people and we'll make a difference in every part of life until the end of our life. If we continue for equality, we'll live happier lives.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scripture Mastery #5: Let It Go

Here's a new scripture reference that I came up with. Have you ever seen the movie Frozen? If you have then that's great, because I found a good scripture reference to that. It'son Mosiah 10: 12-18. Even if you read it, it may not make sense at first, but if you think about watching Elsa in Frozen and reading the reference, you'll find out that it does make sense.

Even though I've used the title for Let It Go, you may think it may say that in the scriptures, but I couldn't another scripture reference that says "Let It Go" in it.

Here's the reference that I'm putting on here. I hope that you understand it better and think that you can find movies that are related to the scriptures.

                                                           Mosiah 10: 12-18

"12. They were a wild, and ferocious, and a blood-thirsty people, believing in the tradition of their fathers, which is this—Believing that they were driven out of the land of Jerusalem because of the iniquities of their fathers, and that they were wronged in the wilderness by their brethren, and they were also wronged while crossing the sea;

 13 And again, that they were wronged while in the land of their first inheritance, after they had crossed the sea, and all this because that Nephi was more faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord—therefore he was favored of the Lord, for the Lord heard his prayers and answered them, and he took the lead of their journey in the wilderness.

 14 And his brethren were wroth with him because they understood not the dealings of the Lord; they were also wroth with him upon the waters because they hardened their hearts against the Lord.

 15 And again, they were wroth with him when they had arrived in the promised land, because they said that he had taken the ruling of the people out of their hands; and they sought to kill him.

 16 And again, they were wroth with him because he departed into the wilderness as the Lord had commanded him, and took the records which were engraven on the plates of brass, for they said that he robbed them.

 17 And thus they have taught their children that they should hate them, and that they should murder them, and that they should rob and plunder them, and do all they could to destroy them; therefore they have an eternal hatred towards the children of Nephi.

 18 For this very cause has king Laman, by his cunning, and lying craftiness, and his fair promises, deceived me, that I have brought this my people up into this land, that they may destroy them; yea, and we have suffered these many years in the land."

If you think about it, The Children of Nephi is like the people of Arendelle and that King Laman is like Prince Hans. It does make sense if you have critical thinking skills. If you understand it, then that makes it sound like you know what it's teaching you from the movie to the scriptures.