Amanda Peterson is serving a full-time mission in Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This blog is a compilation of her letters home.
Monday, August 4, 2014
New Insights :D
SO this week was good!
We started teaching a friend of a member until we noticed he lives in a different ward, but he said some interesting things. He doesn´t understand why he has to do good things, if every time he trys to do the right things, more bad things happen. I found this quote that I love for this question,
"Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more." - Richard G. Scott
When we have these trials and challenges, it is the Lord showing us that he trusts us enough to let us grow. AMAZING RIGHT????
We found 2 families this week and a young women also to teach. They all had something in common. They couldn´t accept the fact that there is only one true church. They can´t accept that only Mormon´s will be saved. As I was studying and praying to find an answer for them I came up with this: If you want to be saved, you don´t have to be Mormon, you can go to the Terrestrial Kingdom without being Mormon, you just have to be a good person. But that´s not where I want to be. If we want to get to the Celestial kingdom with our family, we have to make covenants with the Lord. And to do that we need to use HIS authority. So that´s the difference. Christ´s church is where you can find the MOST JOY. :D
We also started working with an inactive and I learned a lesson from her. We need to make sure our own testimony is really strong. Because if not those whirlwinds will come and our foundation will not be strong enough. We need to work hard to make our foundations strong in the Lord.
You are all amazing! Stay strong, build your testimony, love others, and show them the way to eternal life!
Love Sister Peterson
ps i forgot the converter for my camera again :/ pictures next week!!!