Hello friends and family. This week was a crazy one. This was my first week as the District Leader and I was able to do 4 baptism interviews and attend their baptisms and the biggest marriage ceremony I have ever been too. it was insane, I will send some pics of it. But we saw a ton of blessings this week with my new companion Elder Cardall, he is going home in September so he is teaching me a ton! It has been fun to serve with him.
Everything was going awesome until I heard about my man Zach Williams. For those of you who don't know, he was in a bad snowboarding accident. This has been weighing so heavy on my mind just like many of you I am sure. One thing I have received a huge testimony of on my mission is that this is a Gospel of miracles. One of those miracles is the miracle of comfort. One of the verses that comfort me the most especially in times like this is Mosiah 24:14-16
14 And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.
15 And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord.
16 And it came to pass that so great was their faith and their patience that the voice of the Lord came unto them again, saying: Be of good comfort, for on the morrow I will deliver you out of bondage.
I know that is kind of long, but it is worth the read I love those verses. Sometimes we don't know the reasoning of things, but we know that we have a loving Heavenly Father who will "visit us in our afflictions" if we ask for His help. The miracle of comfort is awesome, and I am so thankful for it, but this is a Gospel of MIRACLES. Please pray for my friend and his family. There is power in prayer, Brothers and Sisters. Thank you all for your support to me and my friend, Zach. God is good, I love yall so much, God speed!