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My Testimony of The Book of Mormon

This gospel, the gospel of Jesus Christ, is not just simply an addition to our lives; but rather it is the way we live our lives. I know this to be true because anytime I find something new within this gospel I also find that it is beckoning me to act and to change for the better. But how do we come to find these truths within the gospel? Well it is my testimony that The Book of Mormon contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have read it. I have prayed about it, and I know it does!
Now if I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is a lifestyle and I know that The Book of Mormon contains the fullness of that gospel, then do I not know that the Book of Mormon contains the answers to any and all of life's questions? I am here to tell you that I do know that The Book of Mormon has any and all the answers we will ever need throughout this life. It's no myth. It's no fairy tale. It is real. It has changed my life, I know it has.
"The Book of Mormon, combined wi…

A Fun-filled Week

This email will mostly be short stories today because i have a lot from this week... 



I like to call this story, "And the real mont bello comes out." So we were just finishing up our lunch one day at our apartment and i was sitting with my back to the window that looks out towards the parking lot when i heard this random groan come from outside, so I turned around and looked out the window and i saw a man laying halfway on the sidewalk and halfway on the pavement. So i told Elder Murdock and then we ran out to help him and he was just barely trying to get up when we got to him so we offered some assistance and grabbed his arms to help him up. We then started to smell the drunken breath and aroma coming from this man so we offered to help him walk back to his apartment. He said that would be great and so we helped him walk back and i have never met or seen a more drunk man in my entire life. He couldnt even keep his legs under him while we were supporting his weight. We had t…

The Love of God is Real

This week was lots of fun because we taught lots of people and had a lot of stuff going on throughout the week. I'll try to include all the things that i think are important..

First off, Boon and Joni got baptized and confirmed this weekend! they have been so prepared by the spirit, even tho they may not have understood much of what we said in lessons since they arent too good with english. they still learned everything that they needed to through the spirit and his teachings. They have become a such a light of truth even compared to just several weeks ago when i first met them! They loved the feeling of cleanliness they felt both after the baptism and after their confirmation. I was super nervous to do the confirmation on sunday for Joni and so all last week i was praying to have the spirit with me more abundantly all the time so that when the time came to give that sacred blessing then it could truly be the spirit talking through me. I felt this tender mercy as i spoke through t…

The Lords Work, The Lords Way

This week we had many tender mercies that didn't look the part at first.
One of these took place Friday night. We had appointments stacked from 5-8:30 and when we got to one of them they weren't home and so we figured we could just go to the next one early and as we were walking out of the indoor apartment complex that we were in, this old drunk man stopped us and asked if we were religious, if we were Mormon, and then if we had ever smoked or drank in our life. We happily replied that we had never touched either of those things and he told us with some not so nice words that we were lying. He said some more not so nice words to us and then told us to wait there in the lobby for 5 minutes (he didn't say what he was going to do). We told him we would wait because we thought it could be an exciting lesson. He came back 25 minutes later and said he had to go to the gas station across the road and then he would come back and talk. So we again decided we should wait for him, a…

Becoming More Bold

This week was a great week because it contained many instances where i saw something that i can do better at or do completely different, which is what i have been asking Heavenly Father to show me. One of those things that i have found i need to work on is being more bold and i have learned  that its not very hard to change things if you just pray and try to keep it on your mind. We have been teaching the Boons (the couple that got married the first weekend we were here) 3 times a week and really stressing church attendance a lot because they haven’t come the 2 weeks prior to yesterday, and their excuse was that they didn’t know how to take the bus and they don’t have a car, but we had explained how to take the bus multiple times. So before we met with them on saturday i decided this was an area where i could be more bold but i wasn’t sure how. I talked about it with Elder Murdock and we decided on a failproof plan. We met with them a few hours later and before we left i told them th…

God is Real and I Know It!

Alrighty, i wanted to start out this email with an analogy from an experience we had this week. We had the awesome opportunity on sunday to host a non member memorial service at our building after church. Bishop asked us to just stand at the doors and hand out the programs and bring plan of salvation pamphlets for people to take off the tables if they want. Well after it had started we got to just sit in the back and listen to family members and friends talk about Gorgia (the woman who passed away). The only immediate family that was there was her son and his family which consisted of his wife and 3 kids. Every time either his wife or one of his kids would start crying while they were up talking he would walk up and stand by them and put his arm around them, but he wouldn't say a word and he wouldn't tell them that they can sit down. He was simply a figure of comfort beside them. Often time i believe this is how the Savior treats us and helps us. When times get hard and we don…