Monday, May 23, 2016

Week #47

Hello One and All,
This week was wild one. (like every single one of them) This week was one of those weeks that I sat behind the computer and was like... what even happened this week. This upcoming Saturday will be super awesome.Transfer calls and also we have Christopher and Anna getting baptized. That will be super fun and I am excited! We have just had so many cool lessons with both of them this last week. We also did this fun and very messy service project digging motes for these banana tree beds. It was a blast but also super muddy. Also I think I am allergic to papaya fruit. I got some sort of gnarly rash from them (sorry if that is too much information) But this week was good. It's transfer season and rainy season is still in it's full wrath. 
My scripture for the week is Ether 3:4-5
And know, Lord, that thohast all powerand can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man; therefore touch these stones, Lord, with thy fingerand prepare them that they may shinforth in darkness; and they shall shine forth unto us in the vessels which we have prepared,that we may have light while we shall cross the sea.
 Behold, Lord, thou canst do this. We know that thou art able to show forth great power, which looks small unto the understanding of men.
I Love this scripture for two reasons. One is that it shows that we must use our agency and two that we must have faith that is equal to the caliber of the Faith of the Brother of Jared. With the first point, for those of you that are not familiar with the background of this story, the brother of Jared inquires of the Lord as to how he should light his vessels to cross the great sea and the Lord basically tells him: you have your own agency, go out and figure it out yourself. Now by no means and I saying we should do everything ourselves and not inquire the Lord for anything. This same brother of Jared learned that the hard way with the Lord chastising him for three straight hours for not praying to him but the point here is that we must go to the Lord for confirmation with a plan that is open for changing. Then we see the miracles that come from it as this prophet of God did. And two the phrase "Lord,, thou canst do this" That power filled phrase is miraculous in the fact that it's a 100% knowledge that the Lord will deliver. I know that this kind of faith with access the windows of heaven and miracles will be worked in our lives. 
Love you all,
Elder Lewis

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