Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Disciples 11.2.15


This week has consisted of..... COLADA MORADA.  And if you all remember from last year, i am obsessed with the colada morada. It is so so delicious! And wa was de pan!! 
Ok first off I am so grateful that Hermana Peralta is my companion!  We are having so much fun together and finding lots of new people to teach.  I learned this week in preach my gospel that the spirit will lead us to the people who are ready to hear the message of the restored gospel.  It doesnt say that he will lead us to only those that will be baptized, but EVERYONE that is ready to hear the message of the restored gospel.  I have felt that so much this week!  We have met so many people that arent married, that work on sundays, etc. etc.  who are waiting for their papers until next year who i will probably never see be baptized BUT i could feel and see in the lessons with them that they needed the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.  What a blessing it is to be a missionary!
This week i especially loved this passage. I feel that The Lord has truly chastised me in certain moments throughout my mission, for which i am so grateful. Anways I looked at the footnote for"exercised" and it says "trained or disciplined"  I learned that to be a true DISCIPLE of Christ it takes DISCIPLINE!  I love what verse twelve says.  All the training, discipline, chastening that we will recieve in our lives is ultimately to make us better disciples of Jesus Christ.  It is to enable us to better "lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;"

 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

There is nothing better than just learning a sweet doctrine from the scriptures that we can apply in our lives! 

We had a halloween dance thing in a war this week.  It was fun.... and a little crazy.  Everyone dressed up and we had a contest for the best costume!  I love Latin America! 
i love the mission!

Hermana Neff 

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