Date

December 26, 2018

Area

Merate

Companion

Anziano David Miller

What a great week

Oh man, what a great odd week. It has been really hard to meet with anyone because the week before Christmas everyone is busy. But we are trying are best so that's all that counts!
Oh man it was just so incredible to see my family yesterday! Seriously the best Christmas present ever! I just love my family so much dang it! Sometimes it is hard being away from them, but it's all worth it.
I love having the light of Christ. I can just feel it burning on the inside..... It is just, amazing. That feeling keeps me going. When I look at someone in the eyes during a lesson, and I see them as Gods child, and I feel that love for them, that warm feeling like wildfire in my chest, and I have just have to spread it! That pure love of Christ is the most enduring, perfect joy that exists!!! My purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel of Christ. Man how I wish I could just pick them up and carry them to him! Then they could see what I'm talking about! Unfortunately, and I guess fortunately, people have their free agency to choose, and a lot of the time they choose not to, and it brakes my heart. There has been a couple times where I have looked at person, and was blessed enough to see the amazing person they could become, the better they life they can have, and the positive influence they could have on others as being a true disciple of Christ. But sadly, rejected the message I brought. Oh how beautiful and simple the gospel is. Ask, and ye shall receive, knock, and it shall be opened unto you. If people would only ask, ask their Father in Heaven, with a sincerity in heart, and with real intent, I know they would receive an answer. I have seen it with my own eyes. I am not worthy of my life. Being born into Christs church, being given my beautiful family, and having this wonderful opportunity to forget myself, and to love others more than I love myself. If I have learned one thing on my mission, it is that Joy has little to do with the circumstances of our lives, and everything to do with the direction of them. This Christmas I have felt that love of Christ with me. Haha, I often find myself just having shout out loud, " I freakin love Jesus!!!" hahaha! I love my family. The purpose of life is to find joy. I know, that enduring lasting joy does not exist outside this gospel. Live it, love it, share it. Love as he loved, give as he gave, serve as he served, and share as he shared. What a wonderful life!
-Anziano Bawden




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