Called to Serve

May 30, 2016
Hello friends!

Summer is starting down here in Cork! The weather is beautiful and I am loving it. Moves Call was last night and Elder Hoppe is leaving me! It is sad to see him come and go in just 6 weeks, but I enjoyed my time with him! And for my new assignment… I am training a new missionary! AHHHHH! 🙂 I am so excited. I have wanted to train my whole mission and now I have the opportunity to. I know that it will be a great learning process for me, but I know that the Lord’s ways are higher than our ways, so I can’t wait to see what will happen.

This week was great! We saw Gabriela a lot this week and she has a baptismal date for this Saturday! We were able to go support her in a piano recital she had on Friday. She did great! She came to church again and even played the organ for us! So cool. Things are looking great.

My favorite book in The Book of Mormon is Enos. Enos 1:3-6 Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life, and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart. And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens. And there came a voice unto me, saying: Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou shalt be blessed. And I, Enos, knew that God could not lie; wherefore, my guilt was swept away. I love this illustration of pondering, praying, faith, and repentance. Enos had such great faith in the coming of Jesus Christ, that he was forgiven of his sins. He prayed all day and all night to recieve an answer to prayer. How many times do we pray for something once, then give up because we don’t recieve and answer right then? If we follow Enos’s example, we too can be blessed with remission of sins, great faith, and a greater knowledge of who God is.

I love you all and hope you have a great week!!

Elder Swenson

Irish Word of the Week: Trainer=Traenálaí


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