"Let my servant William go and proclaim my everlasting gospel with a loud voice, and with great joy.............."
Doctrine & Covenants 124:88

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dear Family,

I am so very blessed. I love you all so much. Thank you for your emails and words of support and encouragement. A mission is really hard for some people, but it´s the easiest thing in the world for me because I have all of you back home rooting for me! I had an incredible week. I´m learning so much about faith. Pres. Dalton let everyone read Calling Down the Powers of Heaven by Grant Von Harrison. I´ve been studying it for a while now and it has really helped me exercise faith as a principle of power. There are some things that are out of our control, but there are many, many things that can be controlled by the powers of heaven. Something interesting I´ve learned is that the Lord will always try our faith. He wants to see how bad we want it, he wants us to depend on Him, and he wants us to be purified, be cleansed and grow in the process. Tribulations are blessings!

"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope" Romans 5: 3-4 

I remembered Elder Uchtdorf´s talk about being grateful in all circumstances. The Lord has a perfect plan. He is letting us participate in this mortal life. We are already eternally indebted to Him for His son Jesus Christ and the atonement. He has been so good to us. We should thank Him for the good times and for the hard times. He really loves us.
We have some great people that will be baptized this weekend. One family, specifically, is going to be very special. They are family members of a young woman who has been going to church on her own for the last three years. Her family just barely started to accept the church and most of them will be baptized this weekend. Her aunt, cousin and sisters. Her parents will just take a little longer because we had to mark their wedding this last weekend, so they won´t be baptized until December. The church is true!
Love you all!

Elder Barker

"As we act in faith we often find that the blessings of the Lord are much different than we expected, but much better than we imagined." - Elder Neil L. Anderson

I forgot to tell B-ridge happy birthday! Happy Birthday little brother, hope you had a great one! Now you can do home teaching visits, yess. (And go to stake dances ;) )

Love you!

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