Hey, how is everyone back at home?! Not too much is going on here, so that is why I havent written too much. Things are a little rough here and I am trying to keep my head on straight. This is probably the roughest part of my mission, but the spiritual confimations are even better.
So a few weeks ago, President Eyring taught me about listening to the Spirit. I have been making EXTRA effort to do that, because I really need the help! I have been amazed at the things I have heard while actually LISTENING for the Masters voice. During the Stake Conference we had, I was litening carefully and I enjoyed a topic from Elder Carlos, one of teh Area Authorities in Mexico. He taught from 3 Nephi and from Elder Dallin H Oaks that "repetition is a principle of learning." So I began to listen for the repetitions. I heard MANY times "confidence in the Lord" and "sacrifice". Later that night, we taught a family home evening lessen with a Part Member family with the Joseph Smith movie and I heard these phrases even more. As I helped my investigator understand what Joseph Smith endured in his life, she felt the spirit. I, guided be the Savior, asked her questions, to see if she was progressing. I asked is she believed that the Gospel was restored by Joseph Smith. She said she was unsure because of the lack of time and experiance in the church. I told her that I just wanted to know if the felt it was true because the knowledge comes later. She said she believed it and that she had a peace and comfort that she hadnt felt before. I felt the spirit inso many ways. That same peace that rushes over. Thoughts and inspirations in your head. Confirmation of the truths you have already learned.
I know that Joseph Smith restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a prophet said a testimony is something that the Holy Ghost seals and binds to our souls in a way that we cant forget. I have that testimony that ONLY through our Savior, we are happy, and we can be with our family after this life.
I hope everyone has a good week :) And so you all know, my birthday is he 27. Send me stuff :)