So a year ago I watched General Conference in the Missionary Training center and it was like someone turned a fire hose of just pure spirit on me. Now I got to watch General conference again, being out in the field for a year with all my questions concerning the work. I have never been so enlightened in my life.
Lately I have been sharing a message on joy, using the scripture in 2 Nephi:
Adam fell that men might be, and men are, that they might have joy.
So when the talk was shared about joy and that same scripture I was so excited! No where else in all the commandments mentioned in scripture does it say that Joy will be a blessing as a result for following the commandments. Except, in the Doctrine and Covenants section 18.
If you bring but one soul unto me, how great shall be your JOY in the kingdom of my Father. So that really stuck out to me, because every time the word Joy is ever mentioned in the scriptures it has to do with Christ and the spirit. We can feel true joy when we follow Christ and show our love for Him and use our atonement in our lives.
So the rest of this week was super good. We knocked on someone’s door that had investigated the church two years ago. The door opens and we see a middle aged Italian woman. We start with the typical “how are you?” and she replies, “I’m doing fantastic!” We tell her that we are the missionaries and ask if she goes to church herself and she points in the direction of the church building (she lives on the same street as the church). “I wasn’t ready before, but I am now.” she tells us. She then invited us in and told us all about her experiences with the church and that she was getting her life in order. On her coffee table was the Restoration pamphlet and on her wall hung a framed pass along card of Christ stepping out of the tomb. After talking with her some more she then looks at us and says, “I’m ready to set a baptismal date.” UUUHHHH, can I just say: MIRACLES HAPPEN!!!!!!! Jazmin is amazing and came to General Conference at the church and then made us cake after 🙂 She is so prepared!
Also contrary to popular belief Elsa and Anna are not my favorite princesses, Rapunzel is. But do to Frozen being way more popular than Tangled, I settle for Frozen merchandise. Have you ever tried to find Tangled merchandise in a Frozen world? Impossible. So to commemorate my love for Rapunzel her is some fan art! And some Frozen fan art will follow. Because Frozen is my second favorite, haha!