March 11, 2018


2nd area


Elder Paongo

Transfer Calls Mate

So, I got a transfer call. I am now going down to Bridgetown. Which for those of you who don'w know, it is down about half was between Albany, and Bunbury. So I am excited for that. It is a branch down there, not a ward. The average weekly attendance is ten to thirteen people. So huge change coming but also a huge amount of growth. So that is the big news from me.

Elder Paongo and I tracted, and I don't have trouble tracting any more. I am able to talk to people just fine now, and am able to keep a conversation going almost without any awkward silence. So that is really good. I finished reading the Book of Mormon again this week, and I read through it marking all the verses and scriptures that related in any way to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And mate, it is almost every page. When we are told that the Book of Mormon has the fullness of the gospel, we are being told the truth. Without having the Book of Mormon, we would not have the understanding of what we must do in order to return to live with our Heavenly Parents, and Jesus Christ again. Something that has been asked to me while I have been on my mission is in regards to 2 Nephi 25:23, where it reads, "by grace we are saved, after all we can do." And what has been asked, and challenged of me, is if that statement "after" is there, then we have to live pretty much a perfect life in order to qualify for grace. What I told them in the past is that repentance is that "all we can do." However, they did not believe, or accept what I said as what it actually means. While pondering this, I came across Alma 24:11, which tells of the Anti-Nephi-Lehis. And how they would rather die, than sin against God and murder their brethren. And the scripture reads, " And now behold, my brethren, since it has been all that we could do (as we were the most lost of all mankind) to repent of all our sins and the many murders which we have committed, and to get God to take them away from our hearts, for it was all we could do to repent sufficiently before God that he would take away our stain—" So, with that I found the scriptural evidence that the "all we can do" is indeed repentance.

That is all for this week. When you next hear form me, I will be in Bridgetown. Hope all of you have a good week, and keep pressing forward in Christ. And you can not fall. We are promised that in Helaman 12:5.

Elder Anderson


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