Thursday, March 17, 2011

Leaving something behind

Bringing it to Santa Rosa this week has been a growing oppertunitty and something new to look forward to.  I will most certainly miss Ukiah not only because of the people and wonderful ward members but because of my companion Elder Spenlove.  He helped me build my confidence and to really take a look at the people and feel inside who they really are.
 As I was leaving Ukiah California I was pondering inside the window of our moving van about all the wonderful experiences I had serving in Ukiah, and the thought crossed my mind; Did I do all I could do for my Heavenly Father in this area?  Did I use all my talents, efforts and strength?  Indeed, there were times I could have worked harder, prayed with more faith, and used my talents and abillities more.  But for the round of all things I believe I did my best.  Another thought entered my mind with great force were the faces of all the people I had worked with.  Each of their images and love are imprinted into my soul forever.  I not only taught them about the gospel, but they taught me about love, and why love is the most important attribute to have.  I am thankful for each and every experience I have had in Ukiah whether good or bad, I learned.
Although we are not perfect we all need to take the second look and see how our Heavenly Father understands and loves each and everyone one of us. The Lord has his "Way" and no other, He will help us if we put our trust in him to overcome our weaknesses and perform the labor in which he has instore for each of us.  As I was studying this morning I came across a scripture in 1 Nephi 10:18-19 in the Book of Mormon, it says;
" . . the way is prepared for all men . . .  if it so be that they repent and come unto him.
"For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost . ."
Take His truth and apply it to your own life.  Use Christ's Attonement in your own life.  Believe in Christ. 
I know these things to be true. 

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  1. You did an awesome job. Keep up the good work in Santa Rosa, and NICE work on the blog! Looking great.

  2. Thank you for sharing your feelings and thoughts. Being transferred is such a whirlwind of emotions. Excitement, sorrow, nerveousness, anticipation, and countless others. The best one, hands down, is love.