All in all... The Gospel is worth it! I was able to give a closing testimony for the ward in Church on Sunday, and I'd like to share what I shared there.
"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people. And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God. There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God."
They were all one, united in purpose and faith and there was no contention in the land. It was happy because they lived the Gospel. They couldn't have been happier. Thats what the Gospel can do. We just have to let it.
President Packer of the 12 said: “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.”
This last week was also awesome. A week with ups and down... what else could it be. We got out hiking with a man I met my first day here It was awesome. I absolutely love this place. My mission is absolutely the best. Its so awesome looking back on all the people and all the time I spent with them. I have come to love it. The German language is so great! I love it! I'm gonna do all I can to keep it up! So many ups and downs to leaving... and coming home. I dont know how its gonna go! Lets see eh!
I know its true though, the work we are doing! That's for sure. It's a must do! The best work to be involved in for sure! And I'm looking forward to putting the words of President Harold B. Lee to the test... when he said... “The most important of the Lord’s work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own homes.”
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