Another week, another weekly email. This week has been one for the books. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard, worked so hard, studied so hard, and been rewarded to much in all my life! This week was amazing!!.
This past weekend Taytay Stake had stake conference and we were privileged to be able to hear from Elder Shane Bowen, a member of the Quorum of the 70, and member of our area presidency here in the Philippines. He gave such a great talks on both Saturday and Sunday and my spirit was definitely fed.
My "message" for this week however, comes from Sister Mendez and my companionship study. A couple of days ago, we decided to watch some Mormon messages on the USB that we have. For those of you who don't know, Mormon Messages are inspirational video clips based on doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Hence, the name "Mormon Messages." We came across one titles, "Feed My Sheep!" by Jeffery R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles (one of my favorite!). He referred to the New Testament story in John concerning the incident with Jesus Christ and Peter on the shore of the sea of Tiberias. Jesus asked Peter three times if he love him and all three responses of Peter were "Yes, Lord, I love you." The third time Jesus replied to Peter and said, "Feed my sheep." Now, this doesn't literally mean go out and find some sheep and start feeding them. Hahaha! Jesus Christ was referring to us; me, you and our brothers and sister all around the world. As followers and believers in/of Jesus Christ, what are we doing to feed the Lord's sheep?
Whether they be sheep within our own families or our sheep friends, haha! Are we sharing our testimonies with others? Offering small acts of service every day? Having daily family scripture study and prayer? What are we doing to help Christ feed his sheep? Helping our brothers and sisters come close to Christ doesn't require you to travel half way around the world and serve a mission. All it requires is a willing heart and a desire to help others know and understand the truth. I can promise you that your next door neighbor is in need of your service, the person that you always see at the grocery store is longing to hear a heart-felt testimony, your family is eagerly awaiting for this weeks family home evening to be spiritually rejuvenated for the upcoming week. There are so many way we can help our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ feed their sheep.
I challenge each of you this week to find at least two (the more the better) sheep and "FEED" them...whether big or small the feeding, I promise you that both you and the "sheep" will benefit from the outcomes/blessings. I love being an instrument for my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in helping my brothers and sisters come to know the goodness of the gospel. I witness miracles in peoples lives everyday because of the gospel; especially in my own life. I testify that Heavenly Father loves us all and wants us all to return to him. And...by helping him feed his sheep we can make sure we all get home safely.
Mahal na mahal ko kayong lahat. Maraming salamat sa inyong support at pagmamahal. Sana magkaroon kayo ng magandang linggo :)
p.s. Don't forget to follow my mamas blog (sisterleausa.blogspot.com) for pics and whatever else she puts on there. Haha! Shout out to my mama!! You're the best, ma.
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|"Birthday dinner with the Reyes family."|