Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hey my family!
Not too much happened this week.  The weather is getting colder here!  My comp is freezing cold all the time!  And she's gonna have to get some winter clothes soon.  We still are struggling trying to find people.  But we've been trying to get to know more of the members and invite them to pray who to give a Book of Mormon to.  It's been really good to get to know more of the members.  I think that is really key for missionary work.  We are working to gain the trust of the leadership and members so that they'll want to invite their friends to meet with us.  This morning in my studies I came across these scriptures and just loved them!
3 Nephi 5:3
3 Therefore they did forsake all their sins, and their abominations, and their whoredoms, and did serve God with all diligence day and night.
I was thinking, what sins do I hold onto that keep me from serving God?  And I was so impressed that is says that they serve God with ALL DILIGENCE DAY AND NIGHT.  WHOA!  I'm trying to imagine what that would be like.  And I think of things that I'm placing in front of the Lord that keeps me from being closer to Him.
Also these scriptures!
3 Nephi 6:14, 20-21
 14 And thus there became a great inequality in all the land, insomuch that the church began to be broken up; yea, insomuch that in the thirtieth year the church was broken up in all the land save it were among a few of the Lamanites who were converted unto the true faith; and they would not depart from it, for they were firm, and steadfast, and immovable, willing with all diligence to keep the commandments of the Lord.
I love how it says that they were CONVERTED.  Conversion is the key to staying steadfast and immovable.  And conversion comes over time.  It's not a one time thing.  And how are we converted?  Through the Book of Mormon.  By reading it over and over and asking over and over if it is true.  The Book of Mormon is the keystone to our religion, as it says in the Introduction of the Book of Mormon.  And so if it is true, then this is Jesus Christ's church.  

 20 And there began to be men inspired from heaven and sent forth, standing among the people in all the land, preaching and testifying boldly of the sins and iniquities of the people, and testifying unto them concerning the redemption which the Lord would make for his people, or in other words, the resurrection of Christ; and they did testify boldly of his death and sufferings.
 21 Now there were many of the people who were exceedingly angry because of those who testified of these things; and those who were angry were chiefly the chief judges, and they who had been high priests and lawyers; yea, all those who were lawyers were angry with those who testified of these things.
These really remind me of being a missionary.  We testify and teach people a better way of living.  And most of the time they don't like it.  We see that a lot here in Park City......  But it says that these men were inspired and were sent to testify.  I know that as a representative of Jesus Christ that this is what I've been sent to do.  Rejection is all around, everyday.  But salvation is not a cheap thing.  It never was and never will be.  It wasn't easy for the Savior.  Why would it be easy for us?  

Today we are going on a hike for Pday at Silver Lake.  Then we have zone conference this week.  And then next week we'll find out about transfers.  I don't know what's gonna happen.  But we'll see.  Wherever the Lord needs me to go.  I'm so grateful for this chance to serve Him full time.  It's an amazing experience.  Thank you all for supporting me!


Sister Marlow

go and watch this new mormon message!  It's so cute!

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