Monday, April 17, 2017
Hermanita Jensen (: <3
#endHola mis amigos!
This week has been awesome!
Although we started out with some problematic bikes on Monday, by the
end of the week we had conquered every challenge we were faced with
and came out triumphant!
Daniel was confirmed on Sunday morning and it literally brought the
spirit to the meeting and made Sacrament Meeting very special. I had
the opportunity to speak and I wanted to share a few thoughts I shared
We don't have to wait until Easter Sunday to celebrate the
resurrection and sacrifice of our Savior. Every week, we gather
ourselves in His name to partake of the sacrament, reminding ourselves
of the covenants we have made, and the possibilities available through
repentance. About the sacrament, Jesus Christ taught:
"Take this, and divide it among yourselves. This is my body which is
given for you: this do in remembrance of me. This cup is the new
testament in my blood, which is shed for you" (Luke 22:17-20
As we partake of the sacrament, we have time to reflect upon the
sacrifice of Jesus Christ and upon our baptismal covenant to "take
upon (ourselves) the name of (the) Son, and remember him always and
keep His commandments which He has given (us)" (Doctrine and Covenants
20:77). As we keep this promise, we receive the blessings to "always
have His Spirit to be with (us)" (Doctrine and Covenants 20:77).
To understand better the Sacrifice Jesus offered, I turned to the scriptures...
Doctrine and Covenants 19:18
Doctrine and Covenants 6:37
As I read those scriptures I thought about the humility of Jesus
Christ and how, although he was the Son of God, he was humble enough
to be born in a manger and laid up in a tomb that had to be hewn out
of the stone. It made me think of the scripture in John 14:27 "peace I
leave with you, my peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth,
give I unto you" and about the video the church released. I love the
words. Go watch it again! #PrinceOfPeace
I want to add my witness that Christ lives and that He loves us. He
gives us peace that families are forever, that all wrongs shall be
righted in Him and that we truly have No Need to Fear.
Have a wonderful week and never forget who you are!
Monday, April 3, 2017
Hola mis amigos!
This week was awesome! We had Conferences on Conferences on Conferences!!
First off, Zone Conference! Wow. I learned so much and truly saw a vision of who I want to become as a person someday. I have realized that I don't want to just be an "awesome missionary" but someone who invites everyone to learn more about our Savior because of the way they act. Someone who can say "if ye have seen me, ye have seen the Savior" or at least one of His disciples. We sang a song at the beginning of the Confernece, "Brightly Beams the Father's Mercy." It is special to me now. Sister Hunt was with us as we practiced and explained that the lower lights light the way to the Lighthouse, and that if the Lighthouse is Jesus Christ, we are the lower lights. Here are some of my favorite parts, I think you will see why:
"Dark the night of sin has settled;I think about those lines, and about my purpose, as a Daughter of God, to be a light to those around me, so that they can make it safely into the harbor. It is a purpose that each of you has also, as we learned from some of the apostles this weekend at General Conference.
I LOVE General Conference. If you missed a session, go back and watch it, because it is amazing. There were too many things I liked to include in one email, but I want to stress the importance of 3 things I learned:
1. In order to be a true disciple of Christ, we must have integrity and act out of charity.
2. If we fail to follow the spirit, we fail to follow Christ, and therefore cannot invite others to join us and "come, follow (Him)."
3. We must have a vision of who we want to become, before we set goals or make plans to get there.
This is why understanding God's Plan of Salvation is SO important. Once we understand the plan He has, we understand our place in it and the need to share it with others. The church just released the new Easter Video and it demonstrates the peace we receive from learning of our Savior and the plan our Father has for us, as well as our Saviors crucial part in that plan. Go to Mormon.org and check it out if you haven't already!
I love the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and everything that He has done for us to make it possible to return home. I add my testimony to those borne that He lives, and that because He lives, "all things are possible."