So last Sunday we had church and I learned that spiritual knowledge is strength to overcome obstacles. I also decided that I want to be way better at piano. I'm going to practice like crazy at home. That night was Transfer calls as well. We told everyone where they are going for the new transfer.we started ticking things off the list. Bus tickets to provinces, preparing the contacting experience for the new missionaries, preparing bikes for transferring missionaries, preparing for Sisters to go into new areas, White washes, preparation for training the trainers and the trainees, organizing housing for people who will need to stay the night/come down early. we continued on that list and going to District meeting and Office Staff Devotional took out the day pretty quick. we went and got bikes fixed and purchased four new mission bikes. We also had to get a bike decked out for the 2.05 meter tall missionary. I'll send a picture.
I miss my family. But I am not ready to go home. I am in the service of the Lord. I am doing His work. I am His servant. I have been called to serve by a living prophet for 2 years. To preach, teach, exhort, and baptize in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. Even though in my current position I do not get to teach investigators and members as much as before, I get to teach and serve missionaries. I get to help these instruments in the Lord's hands to be sharper, more fine tuned, and more efficient in the work of the Lord. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ changed lives. It changes hearts. It changes people. It restores to them a knowledge of what they knew before they departed from their Heavenly Home. This life is the time to repent, to prepare to meet god, to labor diligently in the Lord's vineyard. We are His children. We are the race of God. We can be like him. We must know Him, obey Him, and teach others about Him. Our lives are founded on simple principles of Praying to our Heavenly Father daily, reading and pondering His word through the scriptures and the living prophets,and attending sacrament meeting and church meetings to partake of the sacrament to renew our sacred covenants and be nourished by the good word of God. This leads us to faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the ability and the will to endure to the end. This leads to temple covenants, eternal marriage, and salvation for our deceased family. This is the way, and there is no other way whereby salvation cometh. No other way to reach Godhood. No other way to have peace in this world and eternal life in the world to come. Christ is the way. He invites all to come unto Him and forbids none. Come unto Him, and be perfected. Put off all your imperfections, your sins, and your worldly desires. Put off the natural man and become a saint through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Become submissive, meek, and mild as the Savior. This life is to become. Every day we become. Decisions determine destiny. Decide now to be like our Savior, to be like God. Then do what Christ has told us and shown us to do that we may achieve that. We cannot do it ourselves, but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I Know He lives. So can you.
In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Elder Lyle R. Brewer
I sewed a tie!