Sunday, April 14, 2013
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Hey family and friends!!!
We got a lot of rain last night and this morning. Believe it or not, Iowa is starting to turn green! It is very refreshing from the stagnant brown color that we have had for the past 6 months haha
We had another wonderful General Conference is past weekend! It was sweet to hear from our prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and the Apostles! Its such a blessing to have them on the Earth today to give us Heavenly Father's guidance through the unique difficulties of our day and age. Saturday morning, just before conference, Irene was baptized and confirmed! (see picture) It was a very special occasion and everyone who was in attendance was so happy because the Spirit was there. She was so happy as well and it was a beautiful morning!
General Conference was so sweet and one of the greatest things I learned was about how obedience sets us free! When we strive to obey the commandments of God, He is able to bless us in every way. Think about it...He is God. By His power, we were created and so was the universe. Not just the Earth, but the galaxy and all the billions of galaxies that we now know exist because of modern day technology. He has all power and controls EVERYTHING. So its simple, when we heed His counsel (the commandments), He has the power to bless us with "all things we stand in need of." The promise He gives us is that if we keep His commandments, we will prosper in all aspects of life. That is a divine promise and God cannot break promises, so when we keep our end (obeying the commandments) He is BOUND to keep His end (bless us with "peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come"). I love you all so much! Think about these things. You will have more questions, then you can have a stronger desire to pray and ask God those questions of your soul. I promise you that the answers to those questions will be found in the words of God's authorized servants, His prophets and apostles. Go and listen to their words at lds.org!!! It will bring you the promised peace of mind and allow to be happier, despite the struggles and difficulties we all go through each day :) Love you!
Elder Seth McGinn
Elder Seth McGinn
IowaDes Moines Mission
8515 Douglas Ave. Ste. 19