The Gospel is True…..even if 8/17

8 09 2015

27 Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success.
28 And now behold, we have come, and been forth amongst them; and we have been patient in our sufferings, and we have suffered every privation; yea, we have traveled from house to house, relying upon the mercies of the world—not upon the mercies of the world alone but upon the mercies of God.
29 And we have entered into their houses and taught them, and we have taught them in their streets; yea, and we have taught them upon their hills; and we have also entered into their temples and their synagogues and taught them; and we have been cast out, and mocked, and spit upon, and smote upon our cheeks; and we have been stoned, and taken and bound with strong cords, and cast into prison; and through the power and wisdom of God we have been delivered again.
30 And we have suffered all manner of afflictions, and all this, that perhaps we might be the means of saving some soul; and we supposed that our joy would be full if perhaps we could be the means of saving some.
31 Now behold, we can look forth and see the fruits of our labors; and are they few? I say unto you, Nay, they are many; yea, and we can witness of their sincerity, because of their love towards their brethren and also towards us.

During ward council this week our relief society president left a spiritual thought about “even if” testimonies. She talked about many different situations as well as hard times we go through and how they dont change the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. For example..The gospel is still true even if someone tells me not to come back to church. The gospel is still true even if one of my church leaders offends me. The gospel is still true even if my family doesnt live it. The gospel is still true even if the prophet falls away. No matter what happens in our lives or in the lives of those around us, it does not change the principals and doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are still true. We need not allow others to stand in the way of our testimonies that we have gained.

Earlier this week, Elder Anderson and I were pondering about which Zone meeting we should attend and what we should share. We both decided that we would go to the Riverside Zone ZDM. The riverside zone has been struggling a little bit and we could see on their faces that there were many in their that felt very discouraged. We saw that they were working hard and werent seeing very many results. Some companionship’s had no one to teach. Some had been working with investigators for a long time and were stuck at how to help them to progress. We saw in them the same thing that we read about in Alma 26: 27-31. We shared with the a mormon message. Its called “You never know”. The spirit was so strong as we watched the video and we testified to them of the good that they are doing. Sometimes we never see how much good we really do. There are so many fruits of our labors that occur and we never know. At the end of the video, the little boy prays and say, “thank thee that we could get done all that YOU needed us to get done today”. We have SO much that we all want to get done everyday. It is easy to get discouraged when we dont reach our goals. Or when we dont complete everything that we wanted to accomplish. But the most important thing is that we get done, the things that the LORD needs us to get done. And if you do all that you can, you have done what the Lord needs you to get done. Even when you sometimes fall short. We can then find peace in knowing that he will handle the rest in his own timing. As we left the meeting there were many people that were touched and we saw their eyes watering. Some of them expressed to us how much they really needed that message. If any of you ever feel that you arent doing enough, or that youve failed, always remember that you never know how much good youve actually done. And that the Lord never expects more than we can handle.

The Gospel is true, even if it takes 3 dunks to complete a baptism! hahahaha this week we had our investigator Jen get baptized. An older gentlemen in our ward performed the baptism. He is 82 years old. And he barely has the strength to walk. It took him 3 times, but the church is still true, and jen is now baptized! It was a great day. It was an absolute miracle that she was baptized. She has made a complete 180 with her life and changed so much. The Lord is the only one who could have made it possible.

Thats all i have time for this week! I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer! Thank you again for all that you do! It is not unrecognized or unappreciated!

Love,

Elder Fischer

1. Its gettin a lil warm
2. Jen!

3. The Squad!
4. Again
5. Brother Krage and Jen

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1. the mormon message!

http://www.mormonchannel.org/watch/series/mormon-messages/you-never-know

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