Monday, March 23, 2015

The loving arms of our savior

Hello Family and Friends!

This week I was reading in the Book of Mormon and I found a scripture in Nephi from the prophet Lehi, he said, "The Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love” (2 Nephi 1:15)

This week Johnny Flores and Carlos Perez who are two of our investigators have also started to learn to trust in the arms of the Lord because they have begun their journey towards him. Carlos on Wednesday this week during a lesson told us that he went to bed and prayed and asked God to help him know why women couldn't be prophets. Then he woke up in the middle of the night and said he got an answer, it was so clear. He said that he remembered everything we had taught him so far and he felt like God was speaking to him. He said it was confirmed to him that only men who were worthy priesthood holders could be prophets and they would have to be called of God. When we saw him the next day he told us of his story and he was so excited to learn more! He also came to church this weekend and is continuing to progress.

Johnny also rode his bike to church and he was so excited to find the right church and join us in worship. I was so excited to that he found the church and that each and every pedal and mile was his way of building his faith. Instead of working out the details for Johnny we really just helped him by giving him the direction for the church and meeting him there. He wasn't able to stay all three hours because his daughter came to visit him but he was excited to stay with us for sacrament. 

I am so thankful for this time that the Lord has given me to see how much he really has embraced me in his arms and to have felt his mercy and his strength and his grace. This week as I have studied "enduring to the end" I have been able to see the joy that comes along with it and that as we apply the gospel principles in our lives daily we can truly feel the Savior's arms of peace, joy, happiness, love, mercy, comfort, promise, and protection. I have a testimony that as I stay strong in the gospel and apply the principles that that Lord has allowed me to share with my brothers and sisters over the last 18 months that I will be able to share them with my future children. I know that I can trust him. I have trusted him so much. I know that he trusts me. I am forever grateful to him for the trust that he has shown me and for the confidence in the gospel that I have been able to gain as I have have lived and grown over the past year and a half. 

As we move closer to EASTER let us all remember to real reason why we rejoice in Christ. It is #BECAUSEHELIVES 

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the 12 of Apostles said, "One of the most significant of all scriptural phrases is found in Matthew 28:6, “He is not here: for he is risen.” Given by angelic messengers near an empty tomb, this proclamation declared that the Lord Jesus Christ had overcome death through His Atonement and Resurrection. Later He appeared to His Apostles and charged His followers to declare their witness to the world that He lives. As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ in these, the latter days, we have also been charged with testifying of the realities of the Savior’s Atonement and Resurrection. This Easter season gives each of us a personal opportunity to discover His sacrifice, embrace His teachings, and share His joy." 

#BECAUSE HE LIVES <--Check out the Video on March 28th
Jesus Christ lived. He walked the Holy Land, working miracles and teaching truth. Then, He was crucified. But His death was not the end.

Because of His resurrection, we will live again. Because of His sacrifice, we can rise above sin to experience true joy. Join us as we share the good news with the world.

Love, Sister Weller

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