Monday, March 13, 2017

Testimony Building

The week here went well! A couple weeks ago we invited Aishia to live the Word of Wisdom, she loves coffee, for the 11 days leading up to Fast Sunday. I felt prompted to promise her that if she did, the desire to drink coffee would be gone at the end of it. She took on the challenge and told us that she doesn't even want coffee anymore and has no intentions of doing so.  It was pretty cool! That was a testimony builder to me of the Holy Ghost and listening to the promptings. It was also a testimony builder to me of fasting! I haven't ever had any big experiences from fasting. But the fact that she didn't have any desire to drink coffee anymore, after we made that promise to her, and we fasted and everything, was a huge testimony builder of fasting. And just "experimenting upon the word" as it says in Alma 32:27. Heavenly Father is bound to bless us when we keep His commandments. So when we do those things like reading scriptures, praying, going to church, trying out the Word of Wisdom, He will bless us! And we will start to notice those blessings more and more. 

On Friday, we had the chance to be the auctioneers for a ward youth fundraising event. That was fun. Definitely don't have auctioneering in my future any time soon. 

This week, something that stood out to me in my studies was while I was reading in Matthew 12:30. It says, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." It's a really simple scripture, but it is so true. If we aren't actively trying to gather His sheep. Whether by our example, words, direct invitations to invite others to the gospel, then we are scattering them abroad. We have to do our best to remember that His gospel has been restored to the Earth! He literally is at the head of the Church. It is Him! He gives us the Gospel because He wants to bless us! So we need to do our best to follow Him! 

We went on a hike today. It wasn't too long, but it was a hike back up to a huge waterfall. And there was an old closed down mine that we got to look around in. It was a pretty cool hike. There are apparently a lot of good hikes like that up here. 

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