Hope of Israel

Hope of Israel, Zion's army,
Children of the promised day,
See, the Chieftain signals onward,
And the battle's in array!

Hope of Israel, rise in might
With the sword of truth and right;
Sound the war-cry, "Watch and pray!"
Vanquish ev'ry foe today.

Friday, June 13, 2014

December 2, 2014

Hello everyone!!! :) I've already been out for almost 3 weeks!! time has seriously been flying by! anyways, there is a lot of stuff ive learned in just three weeks and its all amazing!  one of the biggest things that ive noticed since being in the field is the happiness and joy the gospel can bring into someone's life, and its amazing!  there are some people out here that are just grumpy and angry and don't know about the gospel and how it can literally change there lives!! we have this investigator Nick Thompson, who has probably had one of the hardest lives you could imagine, and I won't go into detail but he has a TON of health problems and addictions that he's had a lot of problems with, and he lives in a small trailer in a trailer park. but he is one of the happiest coolest guys you will ever meet!!! he has had so many trials but yet keeps a positive attitude!!!! He has so many struggles but yet is so Christ like!  He has such a wonderful desire to help others, even though he has trouble helping himself. its incredible to see such positivity :) We had a teacher in Priesthood yesterday that taught us a little bit about that, and how we need to always live for today and don't dwell on the past (unless its positive good memories), and also not to be waiting for the future and a better day! but making the present one of those good memories we can look back on and enjoy :) the way that Nick Thompson put it is to "Plan for tomorrow, but play for today" so in other words make sure you have something to look forward to but don't dwell on it :) make today the best you can!! :) "if you are always looking for tomorrow, you will find yourself with a lot of empty yesterdays" there was a story that was told to us in priesthood that was really good about being positive, its the story of the two buckets in the well:
There were two buckets going up and down in a well and one day as they passed each other one of them said "this is awful!!!! No matter how many times I go up full I always come down empty!! I hate this!!" the other bucket looked at him confused and said "really?? I think this is amazing!!! No matter how many times I go down empty, I know I will always come up full"  Moral of the story? We all have up's and down's in our lives, Live for the UP'S!! not for the down's always stay positive and you will be happy :) have a wonderful week everyone!!! :)

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