Called To Serve

Sunday, September 29, 2013

August 12

My Lovely family and Friends!! 

    The highlight for this week was Robert's baptism! He was so excited! His service was short and sweet! The best part is when he went into the water and came back up with the biggest smile on his face. He was glowing with the spirit! He couldn't believe that this is happening to him and just a short 5 weeks his whole life is changed. He was confirmed on Sunday. Bishop gave him a beautiful blessing. Now Robert is on the right path and soon will be getting the priesthood. Robert is someone really special and someone that will make a great leader in the church. Sometimes it blows my mind that the Lord trusts us missionaries to help save His children. What a marvelous work! A work I am so grateful that I am apart of. I love seeing what Robert will become and the other people we teach. It is something really special. 

     On Wednesday I had a very sweet and precious personal study. I was reading in the Book of Mormon about Enos praying mightily to God. Those words in that chapter just really hit me and I was filled with the spirit. When I came to the end of the chapter when Enos is giving his farewell, vs. 26 and 27, I couldn't contain my feelings. Enos knew what was most important in life and that was not things of the world. And in his words, "I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father." Not only do I desire that but for these people in Oregon. The song 'I know My Redeemer Lives' came to my mind reading these verses. "O what joy this sentence gives, I know that my redeemer lives!" Then I was reading in the Ensign and came across this quote by Elder Nelson. This is what he said, "Remember, just as the body of the olive,  which was pressed for the oil that gave light, so the Savior was pressed. From every pore oozed the lifeblood of our Redeemer. Throughout the joyous days of your mission, when your cup of gladness runs over, rememeber His cup of bitterness which made it possible. And when sore trials come upon you, remember Gethsemane." I love those words! I love being a missionary! Have a great week! Love you all!! 

Sister Hancock

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