Thursday, August 24, 2017

Homecoming talk

August 20,2017 Homecoming

Farewell was on missionary work. 
Homecoming on scripture study.
Thank the bishopric for going super easy on me.

2 Ne 31:15 endure to the end. Easy?? No. Nephi after teaching us this principle of the Gospel continued to expound to us on HOW we can.

2 Nephi 32 angels speak to us all the time. How?? The Holy Ghost! Invite how??? FEAST UPON THE WORDS.

Introduction, peace in this life, eternal salvation in the life to come. Rad promise. What does it mean??

Marion G Romney:
"There is a power in the book which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book. You will find greater power to resist temptation. You will find the power to avoid deception. You will find the power to stay on the strait and narrow path. The scriptures are called ‘the words of life,’ and nowhere is that more true than it is of the Book of Mormon. … ‘Every Latter-day Saint should make the study of this book a lifetime pursuit’”

1 Nephi 1. Talk about Lehi. Basically the outline.

Stories not of my recent converts, but converts that helped me become converted.

Morgy morg. Feel like a goober. 3rd Nephi 11. Smiling on the bus. ACTUALLY HER YEAR ANNIVERSARY TODAY!

Aaron. Met Tuesday. Full resto Wednesday. Pos set date. Reading like wild.

Rashard. Desire to read the whole BOM before being baptized.

Anthony. Used the power of the Book of Mormon to quit drinking.

Matthew. Reading at the institute all the time. Going on a mission!

Mason disappearing. Coming back. Why?! Knew the BOM was true!!

Matt committing to read the entire BOM in like 5 days. Animal.

Elizabeth. Any questions?? No. They were all answered as I read!

Ingrid. Story of missionaries knocking on her door, never answered door before really. Fell in love with the BOM. 

Marissa. Gosh. BOM.

Mani story.

Maddy. When reading slipping, errythang slipped.

Serving on campus, became vital that all we did, every conversation, ended with an invite to read. Why??? If no reading, no development of faith.

Because of all of these examples, as well as countless experience every morning as I study the scriptures, I've learned the importance of scripture study, and the absolute vital nature of the Book of Mormon to get through this life and Endure to the End.

Mission Friends
Adam, Matt and the wardies

Alma 17: 2-4

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hardest thing I have ever done

What a blessing it is to be a missionary. Matthew was able to get baptized on Saturday, which was dang cool. We also were able to teach the plan of salvation, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Restoration, all to different people. My Elders quorum president hid a sick tie for elder Bailey and I, and we wore them on Sunday to surprise him, and he wore one to match!! Haha he's such the man.:)

Its crazy to look back on the past 24 months. Honestly, it's spooky to think 2 years ago, I was sitting awake in the mtc in a cold sweat, in fear of what was coming. As this week has approached, I don't think I've ever experienced sweat quite as cold, or nights quite as full of not knowing what was coming. But if there is one thing I've learned on my mission, it's that God is at the helm. 

I'd give more wisdom. But we're swamped with transfer stuff. 

Love y'all. 

Come to my homecoming.

August 20th at 11 am
261 East Center Street
North Salt Lake, Utah

Elder Roberts

Matthew's baptism July 29, 2017

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