Monday, July 13, 2015

The Doctrine of Christ.

Hello everyone!

This week was really great - passed by quick. Again. Is there going to be a moment when things stop flying by? Ya know, it would really be nice! But no matter what, I am enjoying every moment :)

I spent my 9 month mark in an intercambio with another Hermana my in the zone - she is from Paraguay, and her name is Hermana Alonso. The intercambio was great, and it helped me not think about the fact that it was my halfway-hump-day. We had a lot of lessons and stayed really busy the whole day :)
Celebrating my Hump Day with a camel necklace. Who's jealous?
Thanks, Mom :)
On Thursday we had interviews with the new mission President - President McGinn! He really is wonderful. The interview went great - he asked me to share with him what my favorite scripture was. Normally when people ask me that, I have a really hard time coming up with an answer... I LOVE the scriptures, and have so many verses that mean so much to me. But I'm not really sure that "1 Nephi 1 - Moroni 10" was the answer that he was looking for! jaja. When he asked me, a scripture came straight out of my mouth before I even knew what I was saying. It's moments like that when I know that the Spirit is talking. 

We read together 2 Nefi 31:21. Well, President actually had me quote it. During my first 3 months here in the mission, I memorized all of 2 Nephi chapter 31. In Spanish. And every single day I practice it. I don't just practice saying it... in these 9 months, the doctrine of Christ has become MINE. I love it. I love LEARNING it. And I love LIVING it. 

As I shared the last verse of this powerful sermon on the docrtine of Christ from memory with President McGinn, he started to get a little teary eyed (as did I). 

This verse sums up my entire testimony of the doctrine of Christ.

"And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen."

To me, it has more power in Spanish.

ESTA es la senda, y NO HAY otro camino... ni nombre dado debajo el cielo por el cual el hombre pueda salvarse en el REINO de Dios. 
ESTA es la doctrine de Cristo.... la ÙNICA y VERDADERA doctrina del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espìritu Santo.

THIS is the way. There is NO other. 
THIS is the doctrine of Christ. The ONLY and TRUE doctrine.

I love being a missionary and teaching doctrine. I love testifying with about the Restoration of this grand doctrine. I know that this is the only way that we can return to live with our Father in Heaven. 

Read this chapter - 2 Nephi 31. 
Pray about it. Ask God if this really is HIS doctrine. 

You will know, too. I promise you.

The church is true!!

Hermana Sintay :)
This corner just happens to be a prime parking spot for these sketchy-looking-transportation-devices that we use every day.

Oh, Peruvian laws.

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