"And now, as the preaching of the word had a great tendency to lead the people to do that which was just—yea, it had had more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than the sword, or anything else, which had happened unto them—therefore Alma thought it was expedient that they should try the virtue of the word of God."
i have seen the word of God move Wisconsinites to change and grow in the gospel of Jesus Christ. it is beautiful. this gospel is true. the Book Of Mormom is true scripture that leads us to do that which is good and just. the fulness of the gospel that is contained in that ancient record brings everlasting happiness. i know thses truths for myself and it still continues to amaze me when we share these principles and doctrine and challenge others to KNOW for THEMSELVES and it changes their lives.
our week was full of miracles because of the word of God !
one in particular was ALEX PINGEL ! that guy = amazing all the time ! we taught him on 04.28 about the Word of Wisdom and what it prohibits and he had a question about wine and we told him no to wine and he said "okay ! ill do it !" we taught him again on 04.30 about the Priesthood and the spirit was SO STRONG. we had Becky and Burke Anderson [brother and sister] there and it was just beautiful. Burke was exactly who we needed to teach him about the Priesthood and the sacred responsability it is .. Alex said a couple times during the lesson, "i have goosebumps" the spirit was teaching him within his soul and he felt it and loved it. we also taught him the law of tithing and before we could even finish the lesson he asked if he could pay his tithe .. RIGHT THEN AND THERE ! it was amazing. he came to church on sunday .. he was even FASTING .. which he had told me 2 weeks prior to yesterday that he could never do that ! he paid his tithe and fast offering to President Miller and his eyes were glowing with the light of christ. Alex is amazing ! that is all i can say !
another cool thing that happened it my SISTER V. JOHNSON got her HMONG NAME ! she was named by pang kou yang's mom and it was crazy ! sister v. johnsons hmong name = PAJ DAWB = WHITE FLOWER ! the reason why this is crazy is b.c. that is my 1st daughters hmong name ! sister black has the same hmong name and was named when i was with her ! crazy ! both my daughters are PAJ DAWB ! i love it !
the other big news of the week is we are now part of a family ward ! we are still in the WINNEBAGO YSA BRANCH but we are now also part of the APPLETON 2nd WARD ! we live with the bishop of that ward .. THIELS .. they are amazing ! we will be working a lot with the the YW and RELIEF SOCIETY of the APL 2nd ! we had our 1st sunday there yesterday and they welcomed us with open arms ! thank you President Barrett for being inspired !
i love you all. i am SO excited to talk to my family next week ! sorry this isnt much detailed of the week but we had a late start today ! one other news i heard and want to say CONGRATULATIONS to is HEATHER KATHLEEN WARNER GOT ENGAGED TO BRADEN HATCH ! i love you sister and soon to be brother in law ! congrats !
i love the words to this HYMN #263 GO FORTH WITH FAITH .. this is my motto !
Go forth with faith to tell the world
Of Jesus Christ, the Lord.
Bear witness he is God’s own Son;
Proclaim his wondrous word.
Go forth with hope and courage strong
To spread the word abroad
That people of all nations
Are children of our God.
Go forth with love to tell the world
The joy of families—
That we may be with those we love
Thru all eternity.
Go forth to serve and do your best
With no thought of reward;
Then you shall know the boundless joy
Of serving Christ, the Lord.
Go forth with pow’r to tell the world
The gospel is restored,
That all may gain eternal life
Thru Jesus Christ, the Lord.
Go forth to preach his glorious truths
Of peace, of joy, and love,
That all who heed his holy word
May praise the Lord above.
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH.