Sunday, January 20, 2013


 like I said I have been searching for "step in the dark" stories from the book of mormon. The classic one is Nephi getting the brass plates. He says in chapter 4 verse 6 that he had no clue what he was doing he just trusted in the lord. He did all that he could do then relied on the lord to do the rest. We have been telling that story and teaching the restoration and apostasy a lot and been trying to emphasize the need for restored truth and why there was a restoration. Why the gospel is so important and why they need to live it  We keep sharing the Alma 32 chapter on faith and they need to do things such as go to church, read the BoM, and pray to help their faith grow. Sometimes they will need to make sacrifices to live the gospel, sometimes they have to have courage and take a step in the dark to live the gospel. There is light at the end of the tunnel, there are so many blessings from the gospel. there is a sense of happiness and purpose in this life from the gospel. We are blessed so much for living the gospel, but we need to do our part. I am reminded of bro campbells favorite scripture "there is a law irrevocably decreed in heaven...." D&C 130:20-21. It really is a good scripture because we cannot get the blessings UNTIL we follow the law. And people here are to scared to follow the law so they cannot experience the blessings. We are trying to show them what they can feel and experience if they live the gospel but they need to take a few steps in the dark and then let the lord take care of the rest. I have found that by just following the commandments is much easier than thinking about it. If there is a choice, we know what is right so just do it. It is much easier and we experience the blessings more fully. Like in basketball, sometimes we think too much about passing and shooting because we are worried about turning it over or missing (I am way guilty of that) but I have found that by just doing what feels more comfortable usually turns out ok. We know what is right and so we should just do it. I realize that my call as a missionary is to help people get there lives in order and becoming closer to christ by showing them the right path and the choices they need to make to get on it. It is hard but is worth it when I can see someone change and realize the blessings they receive by following christ. It is a grand work we are all involved in and we need to do our part to in order to receive the blessings whether in this life or the next. Well that is about all for this week, next week I am going to banaue prolly so that should be fun
Mahal Ko Kayo!
this is one of Elder Robertsons investigators homes, he says hes never seen such a big house in the Philippines!


Elder Robertson and an investigator named Clark

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