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We had a great week this week. Well, kind of. We had to move our baptisms to next week, due to the fact that the person they wanted to baptize them wouldn’t be able to make it, so we had to push it back to this Saturday. All of our appointments had to cancel this week and we spent a lot of time finding, with little success. We had a great time though, talking and discussing the needs of the people we’re teaching. We finally met with a part-member family that were taught after I left the first time I was here and they have had a great time reading the Book of Mormon. We taught them a great method to reading that has helped us with our studies:

It’s called PRPWP, or PeRPWuP. Do these things when reading and your eyes of understanding will be opened and you will understand the scriptures more fully.

Pray and ask for understanding and revelation.
Read the book!
Ponder and think about how to apply what you read to your life.
Write the thoughts that come into your head.
Pray and thank your Father in Heaven for the revelation and understanding you’ve received.

Now, a thought about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

We are Christians! Don’t let anyone else try to make you believe different. If you have doubts about whether we’re Christians or not, read the Book of Mormon and highlight every reference of Christ there is. Actually, if you decide to read the Book of Mormon or the next time you read it, whether you’re a member or not, highlight every reference of Christ in there. It will surprise you how many times he’s mentioned in 530 pages.

I know that Jesus Christ lived. I know that He used an imperfect boy, Joseph Smith, to bring back His perfect gospel and to restore ALL things back to the Earth in one church. I know that the church that was established, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the only true church on the Earth today, with ALL the blessings and gospel that Christ had in His church 2000 years ago.

“Right and wrong are not what separate us and our enemies. It’s our different standpoints, our perspectives that separate us. Both sides blame one another. There’s no good or bad side. Just two sides holding different views.” -Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)

{>Elder Billings<}


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