Monday, August 29, 2016

The wind under our wings

Our investigator came to church yesterday! It was so great. The members noticed him and really welcomed him into the branch. He really seemed to like it. He has been studying the Book of Mormon and been praying regularly in his search for light and truth. We need only have the Spirit with us when we teach him, and I have no doubt he will grab on to it. Unfortunately, another gentleman we are working with was out of town and was really tired on Sunday when he came back, so he wasn't at church. But, he is also doing well, and is also desirous to keep the commandments we have been teaching him. Both are struggling with addiction to cigarettes, but I know through faith in Christ they can overcome it.

Over the past couple weeks in Wonju, I have tried to keep in remembrance the most important lesson and doctrine, which is Jesus Christ. Every transfer, every zone meeting, and every conference, I feel inspired to renew my efforts to give everything I can all day, every day. There is a time between these uplifting events, though, where the anticipation, excitement, and eagerness of the serving the Lord seems to grow thinner, more difficult. I have searched for how I can keep the same eagerness and joy of daily service in my heart. The answer is remarkably simple. We must always remember Christ. Through faith in Him, as President Uchtdorf describes, He becomes the wind under our wings. Why? Because Christ is not just a lesson among many, but He is THE lesson. He is the Son of God, meaning the foundation and hope of our lives and a better tomorrow. Everything we speak of and teach is from Him and through Him. I know that He is our Savior. I have found the strength to press forward by continuing to feast upon His word, become filled with His hope through the Spirit, and share that with others. 

Have a great week everyone!

Wow! The house and yard look amazing. That looks like it was a lot of work. You know, in Korea, to have a house and yard like that would cost a fortune. When Koreans see a house like that, topped with a fountain, orchard, and everything else, they first think, "Wow, you must be rich!" Our house is going to feel so huge when I get back. I'll have to remember never to take things for granted. 

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