Monday, May 25, 2015

May 18th 2015

So as I mentioned last week, we had a special visitor in our mission... Elder Bednar one of the 12 Apostles and Elder Valenzuela of the Seventy. It was an experience that edified us all. I was able to sit in the front row about 5 steps away from him. We didnt get the opportunity to meet him for lack of time, but it was incredible.
It wasnt a conference with a set plan or outline for what was to be said, we were part of it. We were able to make comments, ask questions, and participate in recieving revelation especially for each one of us and our investigators.
There were a lot of moments when I was recieving personal revelation through the spirit but Im going to share one of my favorite parts.
Following a comment from a missionary Elder Bednar started talking to us about agency and that it is not just the hability to choose but its the freedom to act. Agency reminds us that we are all agents. What is an agent? Lets read a scripture that helps us understand... 14 And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning; for there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon.
Okay, are we things that act or are we things that are acted upon?
I hope you all are thinking that we are things that act. And for that reason, we are agents. Things that are acted upon would be called objects, and we are not such thing.
We as agents need to use the tools God has given us to act in an appropriate way. We have many goals and dreams in this life... atleast.. I have many goals and dreams in this life. And what I learned is that if we or I use the agency we have with its full potential, we will be able to fulfill the goals we have set.
I know that this gospel is true. I know that Jesus Christ is the head of this church and through His prophets and apostles we can know what it is that He would have us do. We need to act. And God will bless us with the desires we hold. As Elder Bednar says... "If you always do what youve always done, youll always get what youve always got"

Les quiero mucho, espero que todos estan reconociendo las manos de Dios en sus vidas. Animo!

Con amor,
Hna Waddell

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