Tuesday, 7 July 2015

06/07/15 - President & Sister Stevens!‏

Good morning,

President and Sister Stevens are here! We saw them last week and
they're really good. President Stevens worked in accountancy for many
years and has been teaching accountancy too. We will be having
interviews with him this Wednesday, so I might ask him to teach me a
thing or two.

It's been a bit difficult over the past few days. Me and Elder
Sarjeant went to a funeral and ate Jamaican food which tasted nice,
however that night it didn't go down well. Our stomachs felt sore for
the next couple days. On Sunday we had an unexpected investigator come
to church with his mum. We taught him the restoration and he will be
reading and praying. It was a blessing that comes through praying and
fasting!

We have been studying the talk "Willing to Submit" by Elder Neal A.
Maxwell from the April 1985 general conference. This is a part that I
like:

"With honest, individualized introspection, each of us could name what
we yet lack--and in my case more than one thing.

Spiritual submissiveness is so much more than bended knee or bowed
head. Alas, insofar as we “mind the things of the flesh” (Rom. 8:5),
we simply cannot have the “mind of Christ.” (1 Cor. 2:16.)

Jesus laid down this sobering requirement: “Except ye … become as
little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
(Matt. 18:3.)"

It's true that we need to spend time to have an "honest,
individualised introspection". Meaning we need to examine ourselves
honestly and look at the areas where we can improve. As we approach
the Lord with our weaknesses he can help us to be more submissive and
child-like. I know that the Atonement has that power. As a missionary
I have come to better understand the tools the Lord has given us to
do his work. It is because of him that this work can keep going forward!


Love,

Elder Chew

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