Monday, October 20, 2014

The Restored Fullness of the Gospel...

Que Tal Familia y Amigos;

Malaga 4 District at a cookout in the campo on P-day.
As a missionary we study a lot about the Restored Fullness of the Gospel. The Restoration is one of the first thing we teach to investigators. Through Joseph Smith, our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ restored the fullness of of the Gospel.
The more I learn about the Restoration the more gratitude I have for the scriptures; especially the Book of Mormon. I will share a scripture that I have been studying lately:
Helaman 5:12

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

I know when we always try to focus on the gospel and actually do the little things that are crucial, our foundation of faith must be strongly rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Otherwise, the mighty storms of the adversary will destroy us if we are not watchful. Pray constantly about everything and everywhere of all your feelings, emotions, desires and seek guidance. We must not only read but also ponder what we learn from the scriptures. I have learned that the Spirit teaches individuals differently because we are ALL different but when we ponder the scriptures is when we are taught. I have a testimony of that; along with attending church. Having the privilege of partaking the sacrament each Sunday is the reason why we attend church. The sacrament is a holy priesthood ordinance that helps remind us of the Savior's Atoning Sacrifice. During the sacrament, we partake of bread and water to remind us of His flesh and His blood, which He gave as a sacrifice of all of us. We do all these things so that we are firm on the rock of our Savior and Redeemer, even Jesus Christ.

Now, I love how the apostles and prophets remind us to do these very things, specifically so that we keep in mind to stay firm on the rock of our Savior Jesus Christ.

I will share more experiences next week....


Abrazos y Besos,

Hermana Arce