SPIRIT OVER BODY

Hi,

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Today I want to talk about February 2020. It was unforgettable and I hope it was some kind of incredible for you too. I’ll like to share some highlights with you.

I’ll begin with the visit of Elder Joseph Sitati and Sister Sitati. They spent a week with us here and I LOVED the teachings we received from them. Elder Sitati taught us how we could make the  first few moments with the people we contact natural and worthwhile by asking questions listening and asking more questions. And how by so doing we could better understand their needs and then use gospel principles to help them find answers and added light.

He also spoke about CHOICES and DISCIPLINE in a very stunning way. He taught us about laws and the blessings we gain from them. Our Heavenly Father made laws so we could be blessed by them and not feel restricted by them. All the time we’re being enticed and ALL THE TIME we’re making A CHOICE! In Moroni 7:12-19

Wherefore, all things which are agood cometh of God; and that which is bevil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto God, and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to csin, and to do that which is evil continually.

13 But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do agood continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and benticeth to do cgood, and to love God, and to serve him, is dinspired of God.

14 Wherefore, take heed, my beloved brethren, that ye do not judge that which is aevil to be of God, or that which is good and of God to be of the devil.

15 For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to ajudge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night.

16 For behold, the aSpirit of Christ is given to every bman, that he may cknow good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.

17 But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do aevil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject themselves unto him.

18 And now, my brethren, seeing that ye know the alight by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that ye do not judge wrongfully; for with that same bjudgment which ye judge ye shall also be judged.

19 Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the alight of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a bchild of Christ.

Mormon teaches us how we can judge all kinds of enticements so we know what is motivating us and how or why we need to respond to it. He told us we needed to train our bodies to follow the truth-SPIRIT OVER BODY!

As much as these conferences were amazing the most beautiful experience for me was the responsibility I received form my mission President to be the personal translator of Sister Sitati throughout  the conferences.

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I feel blessed that I was able to do that for her.And sitting next to her on three different occasions for the conference activities was just awesome for me.

So for my last twelve weeks here on the mission field I’ll be helping a new missionary out with her first twelve weeks- HOW CUTE! She’s Soeur Kabanga and she’s Congolese.

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I feel this is the most challenging responsibility I’ve had since I’ve been here. Partly because now I feel so tired and all I want is HOME! But I remember the counsels of Sister Allen and my mum. At the Missionary Training Centre Sister Allen helped us understand that we were made to do hard things and we actually CAN! My mum says that when we serve the LORD faithfully He faithfully showers His blessings on us. So that pushes me to go on hard till the last day I’ll get to spend here in Kinshasa.

It’s been a marvelous journey so far. I’ve loved the growth, laughter, and I particularly love my new area and ward. I love it because it’s fun for me to be here. For close to five months there hasn’t been any missionaries in this area. My companion and I are both new here and we’re literally starting form point zero. But we have the support of the members here and they’re so excited to have us. I have no doubts I’ll have more fun here!

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SPIRIT OVER BODY ALWAYS!

 

 

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