Monday, May 2, 2016

Week #44

Hello One and All,
This last week was a good one. Can't complain at all. First of all I want to give a big shout out to my dog, Lucy, who waddled across the veil this last week. She was the best dog that anyone could ask for and the toughest. I am convinced that dog didn't feel pain but luckily all animals receive a fullness of joy through the Atonement so I can imagine she's got someone to rub her belly 24/7. Sounds like a fullness of joy to me!
Anyways so cool thing that happened this week our investigator Kalof brought another one of our investigators to church. That was super cool. We are excited for the upcoming weeks to see some baptisms for us! There were 4 baptisms this last Saturday and it was such a cool service to watch. The church in Suriname is growing so fast. It's kinda crazy to think about how big it will be in 5, 10, or 15 years. We are excited for our baptisms on the 14th and 28th! Hopefully all will go well and we will be able to accomplish that goal.

Helaman 3:35 
Nevertheless they did fast‍ and pray‍ oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ,unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying‍ and the sanctification‍ of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding‍ their hearts unto God.

The spiritual thought for this week is this scripture. I love this scripture because it shows that becoming like Christ is a process. But also it gives us a formula on how to achieve that. I love the word yielding. It means to surrender or give up everything. I really love that. I know that progress comes from our personal surrender to the will of the Lord and if we inquire to find that out, He will show it unto us, the question is, do we have the attitude of Samuel who said "Speak; for thy servant heareth." (1 Samuel 3:10) Through this we will become purified and sanctified and qualify for celestial glory.
Love you all!!
-Elder Lewis


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