"O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh ... Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh, ... therefore I will lift up my voice to thee ... my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen." (2 Nephi 4: 34-35)

Monday, February 8, 2016

November 9, 2015

Hey Everybody!!

As a missionary you wait very anxiously for Sunday, it pretty much makes or breaks the whole week. From Monday to Saturday you spend all you time telling everyone how amazing the church is, that living the principles of the gospel is something that has changed your life, and you know that if they do the same they could have the same life changing experience. So Sunday you wait very anxiously to see if the people you´ve taught and you come and see if it is all true. And luckily this Sunday, a lot of people came and felt the spirit of the Church!

 Last week I wrote a little bit about Cristiani and her family, and how special they are. And this week they finally came to church, and loved it! She noticed that the Church was a lot different than other churches here in Brazil, that it was very organized and taught in a clear manner. This difference in organization that she noticed is because we have the same organization that Jesus Christ had when he established the church. The difference that she noticed is that we have the same teaching that Christ taught two thousand years ago, and most importantly that the spirit in the Church is the same Holy Ghost that Christ left with the apostles two thousand years ago (John 14:26-27).

 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints really is the restored church of Jesus Christ here on the earth. It is the church that has authority from God to act in his name. And it is the church where we can recieve a fullness of the gospel and live with a light inside of us that we didn´t know exsisted before. And the proof of all this is inside us of, it is the happiness that we feel and the blessings that we receive as we strive to keep the commandments.

``And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.`` mosiah 2:41

I hope that we can all be this example to those around us and invite them to recieve this happy and blessed state!

Love you all and hope you have a great week!

Love, Elder Rice