Monday, May 5, 2014

Week 84: I love this work!!!


It’s May but wasn't the saying April showers bring May flowers? then why didn't it rain here in April and why were there flowers in April and now they are just about gone? I guess they where talking about weather in the US because here its backwards!

its Cinco de MAYO but the truth is they only have the holiday in the US because its when the Mexicans beat the Americans so here its a holiday for the little kids but the day is the same for everyone else -but its a huge day in Puebla! So anyways today is a good day. The best thing that happened this week was probably listening to talks every night while my companion was taking a shower. He would shower and I would listen to the talks from conference or both of us would listen to them and since Elder Aguila understands English we got to listen to them with their own voices and how great are these talks! man I loved each one of them and I had to listen to Elder Hollands talk twice because I liked it so much! one I would like to highlight just a bit today is from President Uchtdorf about sleeping during the restoration. man what a great talk. i would like to ask you the same question are you sleeping during the restoration? the truth is my companion and I teach the Restoration a lot I think in the last month we must have taught it 60 or so times. but if we don't get the real meaning of a young boy in a grove of trees in the spring of 1820 we might be lost or we might spread a rumor about what we believe. Behind all of this is the thing that happened in 1820 when Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, it happened and I know it because I learned it from god. 

a story from the week… On Monday we went and visited a person our 2nd counselor found and he is a great guy and we taught the family and this brother talked up a storm like really a storm started when he stopped talking (crazy) but anyways we taught the Restoration a couple days after and the spirit that we felt there as we shared this humble story, “I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. … When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” the power of the Spirt overcomes us as we are taught through the spirit, and I like to ask what do you feel? do you think this would happen? and almost every time they say, Yes it HAPPENED!.  even then very toughest people say I think so it could happen. but there are still a few if those stubborn people who don't feel the spirit, they pull out the bible and ask the question i just love! haha no not really…  and where is Joesph smith in here? you have got to be kidding, we just say we can show you but you wont understand or you wont accept. but the truth that happened in a grove of trees in 1820 wasn't to just be put aside it was to shape the human world forever. it was to change the world to enlighten the world to bring mankind to the understanding of their errors and their needs!  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall  run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. The young boy Joseph Smith is not our god, as people want to say, he restored the very church that Christ put on the earth.  As Elder Holland says Sadly enough, my young friends, it is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make us giggle, then tell us to run along and pick marigolds. Talk about man creating God in his own image! Sometimes—and this seems the greatest irony of all—these folks invoke the name of Jesus as one who was this kind of “comfortable” God. Really? He who said not only should we not break commandments, but we should not even think about breaking them. And if we do think about breaking them, we have already broken them in our heart. Does that sound like “comfortable” doctrine, easy on the ear and popular down at the village love-in? we make god to be the person we want him to be and that's where we fall. the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ happened and is still happening if we are not anxiously engaged in a good cause then in what cause are we engaged in? the scriptures say, 27 Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness. (D&C 58:27) the restoration is happening we are in the middle of it! we have things to do we have the very work of the almighty god to build in our hearts. if we love god then we will keep his commandments and that is everyone even the ones that come from our prophets voice and for the chosen servants of god. Love god and be free. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is not an effort of once a week or once a day. It is an effort of once and for all. (PRS. Uchtdorf)
we are in the middle of the last dispensation of the fullness of times and where are you? are you sleeping or sitting back and watching it all happen or are you in the middle of it? well if you aren't in the middle of it you might miss out. Jump in and help all the hands are needed and well the blessings of god will be poured out!!! i love this gospel and you should too!! so jump in!! and lend a hand we are all needed and to be a divine disciple we need to act not be acted upon. Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into singing. (D&C 128:22)

I love this work!!!

hope all is well where you are and may god bless each one of you! look up and you’ll find him looking down he loves us and we love him!!! i love each of you hope this week is a good one Happy Mothers day to all you wonderful women! I get to talk to my mom this week!! YES!!! hope all is well!!

Elder Jaymes Monson

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