Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Week 10

This week was a week of miracles. It's crazy to think that with all these miracles I am seeing, as just one small child of God, that God doesn't ever run out of miracles for all his children. He never gets tired of blessing us. He never gets tired of guiding and loving us.

On Saturday I got to drive past Richards Stadium! There were huge posters of the Canucks on the windows and boy, I got so excited.

Last Monday, we went to Granville Island. I wish I got more pictures because that place is amazing. There is a huge market, smaller food businesses, and then store after store, successfully targeting people like me. We walked into a hat store (I love hats) and it had hundreds of hats. All different shapes sizes and colors. They were amazing. And expensive. What a cool place though. We are definitely going back.

This week was interesting. We had plans for so many lessons with members, so many visits to less active members and recent converts, but for some reason, almost every single thing fell through. BUT, the Lord accepted our efforts, accepted our plans, and we still saw so many blessings and miracles throughout the week, even though it didn't go like we expected. Almost every day we were able to find at least one Spanish speaking person while finding. If that is not a huge miracle, I don't know what is.

One of the best things to think about as you are talking to someone is that you are helping them come to Christ. When I think about that, I just get so much strength. I can feel the Spirit so strong, and it's something so simple. Doctrine and Covenants 11:11 says, "I am the light which shineth in darkness". I love to try and bring that light to others so they can have the comfort and peace knowing we have a Savior and Redeemer.

I love that in the gospel, when you have a testimony of one thing, it doesn't matter what it is, but you will gain a testimony of so many other things.

 I love what Oliver Cowdery said. "The Lord...is rich in mercy, and ever willing to answer the consistent prayer of the humble". If we turn to the Lord, he will answer our prayers. He answers with patience and love. He is all knowing, and we need to trust that the answers we receive are what is best for us. He knows what we need now in order to be ready for what is to come.

He describes the gospel as "a Gospel of Repentance! What joy! what wonder! what amazement!" I cannot even begin to understand how perfect this gospel is. It is a gospel of hope and joy. No matter what is happening in your life, if you turn to the gospel, turn to Christ, you can find the positive side to all things. I love what it says in 1 Peter 1:7, "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold, that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ". All that is asked of us is to do our best. We will receive strength to do what is asked of us. We have been told not to be a "slothfull servant"  (Doctrine and Covenants 58:26), but at the same time, "do not run faster or labor more than you have strength" (Doctrine and Covenants 10:4). The Lord has set expectations for us, and we do not have the right to lower or raise those standards. Through repentance, or change of any kind, we are able to experience the full goodness of the gospel. We can overcome our weaknesses and challenges. All of them. If that isn't a message of only hope and joy, I don't know what is. That is the most beautiful gift. And it's because of Him.

"I am they fellow servant". There are angels always around us, helping us and guiding us. 

"And as we heard we rejoiced, while His love enkindled upon our souls, and we were wrapped in the vision of the Almighty! Where was room for doubt? Nowhere; uncertainty had fled, doubt had sunk no more to rise, while fiction and deception had fled forever!" The more we surround ourselves in the gospel, the less our doubts will have an affect over us. Faith replaces fear and doubt. How many times does our Savior tell us to not fear? Act in faith.

There is so much more. I love it. It is so simple. Do what is asked of us. Be a disciple of Christ.

With all my love,

Hermanita Lewis

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut at Granville Island <3

Banana Case. No.


Mongolian food for the win.

Deer Lake Park. We brought a dinner Saturday because we were running around, and decided to eat here!

Area map


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