Monday, May 11, 2015

Having Patience

Well hello everyone! How's everything going? I hope that everyone had a great Mother's Day, it was good to see and talk to you all! 

This has been a pretty good week for us here in Dauphin. We were able to find 3 new investigators this week, We actually went tracting and we were able to find a mother and a son! It was a neat experience we knocked on the door and she let us in, then she kept saying how amazing it was that we came over and she was so glad that we were there. We taught her about the Book of Mormon and had a really good talk with her. Her name is Mel. Hopefully we will meet with her again this week and get her progressing. We were also able to set a baptismal date with Brenda yesterday! The date is June 7th. We have got work on getting her to church so if you could all keep her in your prayers that would be great! The missionary work is sure moving along here. Summer time is a great time for service and missionary work and hopefully we will be able to see some great things come this summer! 

So yesterday and today in my studies I have been learning and reading a lot about patience. I love Preach My Gospel's definition of patience. Patience is the ability to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or suffering with out becoming angry, frustrated, or anxious. It is the ability to do God's will and accept his timing. Patience is related to to hope and faith - you must wait for the Lord's promised blessings to be fulfilled. I love this definition because it is so true! We have to learn to endure through all of the hard things in life, but part of it is that we have to have a good attitude while we are enduring! Sometimes that really seems impossible, but I love how it says we also have to have faith and hope. We have to trust God and as we do that we will be strengthened and be able to endure through the hard things with a good attitude. Yesterday I was reading in Acts chapter 14 and I found a scripture that I really liked! In this part of the chapter Paul and Barnabas are going out to encourage some people to stay faithful and strong in the gospel. In Acts 14:22 it says: "Exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." I loved this scripture because life is never easy, we are going to go through tribulation and hard times and its ok because its all part of the plan, and if we are faithful and we endure through it we will enter into the kingdom of God. We have to be patient, we have to trust God and trust that he will fulfill his promises. I know that it is hard to be patient, it is something that I have really struggled with, but I do know that if we trust God and we are faithful to him and his commandments everything will work out. It might not be the way we want or when we want but it will all work out! I love the gospel so much I know that it is true and I know that as we live it we will be so blessed in our lives!

I love you all and I hope you all have a great week! 

Love Elder Farnsworth

PS - Please note the change of address on the side of the blog for Eli!

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