Monday, August 21, 2017

This Week's Subject is Just a Light Topic

Hello Family and Friends!!! I always say the same thing here, so I'm just gonna hit the skip button.

And here we are! This week was great again! Well at least pretty great. We were inside a lot somehow, but it turned out alright :) We made some really quality plans for how to help specific people accept the Gospel and be baptized, and it kinda has me pumped ^-^

We had two people come to church this week! Mayfer came again, the son of the familia Alvarez. He is 9 years old, so it falls to us to teach him if he wants to be baptized. We have been helping that family come back to church, and it worked out :) It is amazing the influence the habits of prayer and scripture study can have on someone, especially when done as a family. When they start, people come to church and grow in happiness. When they stop, the opposite happens: inactivity and artificial happiness, until something happens to make them lose that happiness. And then they turn back to what once worked and always will work: the basic principles of the Gospel. Anyways that was exciting!

The other person that came is named Jackie. She is the great niece of our Bishop's wife. She is super open and has a bunch of member friends, whom she kind of gravitated to intentionally. Anyways, we convinced her to finally come, and she loved it too! So that is exciting :)

I don't really have any stories this week, but I am working on something I call the Allegory of the Light. Sounds funny, but you'll see what I mean. I'll probably put it on here when I finish it. But it is essentially a huge symbolic discussion spawned from scriptures about light. It is gonna be awesome!

But for now, I will just reiterate something: obtain as much LIGHT as you can. By light, I mean knowledge. Good knowledge. Knowledge of good things. The more we learn, the more we can grow. If your knowledge is coupled with action, you will receive more light, "and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day."(D&C 50 24) "When you have light, BELIEVE in the light, that ye may be the children of light."(John 12:36) "And if ye BELIEVE all these things, see that you DO them."(Mosiah 4:10) And what is our job as missionaries and your job as members? "Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven— These should then be attended to with great earnestness." D&C 123:13-14 Go find those who are in darkness, and show them where the light is! Step by step, their eyes need to adjust. But show them where the light is. Then they can have a Tangled moment! (And at last I see the light) ;)

Stuff like that. Anyways, I love you all! Have a light-filled week!

Elder Poulson

"I may or may not have started wearing a spoon on P-Day to make me feel good and remind me not to care what other people think ^-^"

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