Happy birthday to the Queen of England. Long live the Queen…. Uh…. Yea, Cayman is under the British rule so since today is the Queen’s birthday it’s a national holiday!
So to be honest I can’t really remember what happened this week. I should have brought my journal…. Oh well… Haha!
We teach Seminary to the youth of the Grand Cayman branch. We usually teach it at the church building, but this time we taught at the Ashby’s house because they were going to have mutual there. We had a wonderful lesson about 1 Nephi 5-6. Then we were invited to stay for mutual, so we did! It was so great to get to know these girls just a little bit more. They all have quirky, cute, fun personalities. They truly are daughters of God, trying to figure out their purpose in life.
Steve is doing great! He had an interview with President Brown and was all smiles afterwards. The interview gave him some much needed motivation. It was wonderful to see how happy he was.
I was reading the March 2015 issue of the New Era and it was by far one of the best issues. Elder Bednar said, "There is no physical pain, no anguish of soul, no suffering of spirit, no infirmity or weakness that you or I ever experience during our mortal journey that the Savior did not experience first. You and I in a moment of weakness may cry out, “No one understands. No one knows.” No human being, perhaps, knows. But the Son of God perfectly knows and understands, for He felt and bore our burdens before we ever did. And because He paid the ultimate price and bore that burden, He has perfect empathy and can extend to us His arm of mercy in so many phases of our life. He can reach out, touch, succor—literally run to us—and strengthen us to be more than we could ever be and help us to do that which we could never do through relying upon only our own power." That statement is so powerful. Christ has felt all that we have been through or are going through. There is absolutely no trial that he does not know about. We all must rely on our Savior for support and guidance. We must rely on Christ through the good times and through the bad times!
Here is another wonderful quotes from that issue of the New Era! This one comes from an article which talks about if a person can really know and appreciate the Atonement if they haven’t committed a serious sin. "Comparing your sins to another’s isn’t the point. As far as you’re concerned, the worst sins in the world are the ones you have committed, because those are the ones that could keep you from returning to Heavenly Father." That is so true! Even a white lie will keep us from returning to our Heavenly Father. God cannot be in the presence of unclean things, so it doesn’t matter what kind of sin we "prefer".
I am so grateful for the Savior and his Atoning sacrifice. Because the Savior lives, I have a chance of living once more as well as do all of my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. We all have a chance at eternal life but we must use the Atonement. We aren’t just saved by grace. We are saved by grace "AFTER all we can do" (2 Nephi 25:23). We must work hard and repent when needed.
I love this gospel with all of my heart and soul.
1) I love that artwork!
2) I love Sister Wright!
3) Fun times with the YW in the kitchen
4) A member took us to a Chinese restaurant and I got Mongolian Beef. What would be so special about Mongolian Beef? Well, it is something that Chase would order all the time at the Vietnamese restaurant! So I decided to order it because I knew Chase would have liked it 🙂
5) Hanging with members!