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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Notes from Caleb

"Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come." -Jeffrey R. Holland

I think most importantly I learned this week that when faith is exercised blessings come. Elder Mckell and I have been searching for an Investigator to start teaching. And we had a zone fast on Sunday for unity. So we included as part of our fast that we would be able to find a new investigator who we could help enter into the waters of the baptism this transfer. And we just petitioned the Lord. We told him that we had real intent to not go in for dinner and eat until we found someone knew to teach. We had dinner scheduled for seven thirty, and at 7:25 we drove past a lady who was sitting outside her house. Elder Mckell pulled the car (that stud!) over and said a prayer and we hopped out and asked her if we could talk to her for a few minutes. Luckily she said yes, and we taught her the Restoration and she accepted an invitation to be baptized.
It's amazing how the lord blesses us when we exercise faith. I think He smiled upon us when we do. When we say "o.k. Father in Heaven, I mean business!" He believes. And then he has us struggle for a little bit. But as we plow through the hunger or fatigue he blesses us. And I have seen that again and again on my mission. And I don;t know what it is, but it always seems like at the last moment God blesses us. There hasn't been a time where I have exercised faith with pure intent that the Lord hasn't blessed me. I love that.

We need more faith! And I believe that that is true throughout the whole church. We often times don't exercise enough faith to gain the blessings that our Father in Heaven wants to give us.  In Doctrine and Covenants 67:10 it says that if we will strip ourselves of pride, fear, and jealousy that we will see the veil rent and we will see God and know that he is! We will see miracles! I know that this is true. Do the work, God will bless you.

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