Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Weekly Update

Dear Family and Friends,
Aside from the crazy hot weather, and gallons of sweat pouring off us as we ride, this week was not the most productive in missionary work. We had an investigator that had surgery, but she's doing well we hear. We're really depending a lot on the members for help right now. I've been learning some cool things, and have come up with a neat little equation. Will = Desire which dictates Priorities which shape Choices = Agency. So following with that, the only thing we really have in this life that doesn't already belong to God is Agency, and we must sacrifice that to him to become who we need to be. I'm also really starting to understand the difference between a testimony and conversion. A testimony is understanding things physically, and experiencing the Power of the Holy Ghost, and conversion means undestanding things spiritually, and experiencing the Gift of the Holy Ghost. As we strive to help people become converted, it requires that we act so that our understanding sinks deep into our hearts. We heard a quote in church Sunday that said, "we need to understand and apply these principles" (talking about honesty), but I thought to myself, that's not true, we need to apply these principles to really understand them. It never ceases to amaze me how perfect the gospel is, and how everything is designed to lead us back to God, drawing closer and closer along the way. I know this is the gospel of Jesus Christ, restored in these last days to prepare the world for his coming, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Elder Hughes

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