Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26th, 2015

This week a lot of good things happened, and friday we had interviews with President that went well, and also the ward had a huge baptism night of kids, 2 of which were convert baptisms from part member familys we helped to bring back to church. We also had a cool mormon helping hands project saturday with the stake we cleaned up some roads it was an absolute blast. Were still seeing progress with some investigators Jhon is way animated right now for baptism but struggling with commandments, were gonna have the baptism of the pita family real soon too.

I got to the end of the Book of the Mormon and spent a good time pondering on the last few verses of Moroni 10, 32-33. If we deny ourselves of all ungodliness and love God with all heart then we can be made perfect in Christ. I think thats one of the most powerful verses and themes about the Atonement of Christ, the fact that we can be perfected, we can undenibly know the power of God, we can be sanctified through accepting the blood of Christ. I know that it is true. Maybe sometimes we forget what God has done for us, or we can say He hasnt done enough to show me he exists. I cant prove he exists, Im not sure if he listens, if hes there. But verse 32 is way too clear. If we just try to love God and follow him, that will be followed by the clear manifestation of his power. All of that and a lot more is possible by the blood of Christ. Those are really bomb verses to study i recommend them. Well thats all for now.

 Love Elder Crisp

Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19th, 2015

It has been a good week not much time to write but things are going well with our investigators. Something ive been pondering about a lot lately is that we cannot inherit Gods kingdom being pacifists about what we believe. Those who are not valiant in the testimony of Christ are those who are given terrestrial glory (D&C 76:79). I'm sure that doesn't mean just to have a strong testimony but to share it and to defend it and to strengthen it always. God expects a lot more out of us that we think sometimes, that duty to share the gospel and be valiant is for each and every one of us. Pass well you all.

Love Elder Crisp

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12th, 2015

Things are going pretty well with investigators, were supporting abunch to help with a few commandments but weve seen a bunch of progress in, for example, jhon suarez and the pita family. Their testimonies were definitely strengthed this last weekend. They need to make some changes in their lives but are getting close to being ready for baptism.

This last weekend was stake conference of here Duran Norte, and they reorganized the presidency so we got to listen to Elder Waddell from the 70. The man is super powerful, he actually told us that hes going to be in the presiding bishopric, im not sure if thats been announced yet. One of the highlights of what he spoke on was about the prophetic priorities of today. He shared with us the revelation that the first presidency has had, and trained all the general authorites. It was definitely the underlying theme of general conference, and now it makes even more sense why. President Monson received revelation for every one of us, for how we, as the whole church can progress in our faith in God.

The answer is Sanctify completely the Sabbath Day. I think 80% of the talks this year at least mentioned that. That is what God wants for his church right now. As Waddell shared, we have a duty to act upon what the prophet says because we know that God appeared to a young man, and established his church through that young man. How we act on that knowledge, whether we choose to be obedient or no, will determine our destiny. We need to reach out and rescue the lost sheep, and sanctify more the sabbath day.

I feel super fortalized in my testimony that this church is divinely led by revelation, God calls men to lead his church, Christ lives, this is the truth and I know that independent of what any of you believe, nor what anybody else on this planet thinks.

Con amor,
Elder (S.) Crisp

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5th, 2015

Conference weekend was way good, like always. I got a bunch of answers. It was cool we got to go to the temple Thursday and I was impressed in the Celestial room of quite a few things, about our investigators and whatnot, but also about a couple questions I should have in mind during conference. Both of the questions were answered so specifically that I cannot deny what is it that God wants me to do. I would not have caught or payed attention to the council that I recieved if God had not told me to look for them. I liked a bunch the guidelines given conjointly about following the Spirit, improving little by little, using the beautiful gift of the Atonement and repentance to do so, and simply loving God by following his plan laid out for us. What will stay written on my mind is the solemn, direct voice of Gods prophet, his counsel and warning- Keep the Commandments. They are not obstacles, they are for us. It was way good conference, And it was cool that a few of our investigators could enjoy it too. Were way pumped this week to keep working, this week will be cool we have stake conference and at least one 70 will be here, a bunch of power here. Have a good one!

Love, Elder Crisp

we made tacos after the presthood session it was super clutch. And I ran into the main man Eder who got baptized last may, hes doing super well, attending conference in a suit like a champ