A year ago, I entered the temple and was endowed. Wow time flys! I have definitley seen the blessings and the power of hte temple. I am blessed here in the mission to be able to go every other transfer to do a session and then every week (if we can) with the recent converts and rescues from the zone. I know the temple is the house of the Lord. I never get tired of testifying of it! GO TO THE TEMPLE!!!!!!
I dont have a ton of time (as usual)... so....
Excert from Pres letter
"Miracle of the week! On Saturday, we went out with the CCM into our area. We had Hermana Blackmore with us. We didnt have any set appointments, and everywhere we went no one was home. We were trying to contact in the street but there weren't many people out and about either. We went to contact this woman with her toddler. We started talking to her and asked if we could share a message with her. She looked at us and said, "Why not! Im going home right now. Come on!" We went with her and started to share with her about the Godhead. She expressed her confusion that she has always had about that and thanked us for helping it make more sense. She said that what we had shared was something that she has always looked for. She had been waiting for a sign from God to move towards a religion and grow closer to Him. She lives with a house full of people who also want the truth. This experience strengthened my testimony of contacting in the streets. Our Heavenly Father is constantly putting prepared people in our way. We just have to open our mouths and share!"
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
This is the prayer for the santa cena. I love studying with the people that we teach and explaining the significance of the convenios that we made when we were baptized and the promises that we get each week. We get an "extra" spirit with us each time we partake of hte sacrament. This next week, see how much more attention you can press when the priesthood are blessing it. Also, it reminds me of Elder Bednar's talk from this last conference. Read it.
That's all the time I got this week!
LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!!!
Hermana Elise Joyner