If anyone is feeling sad, stop. Forget about yourself. The only times we really are sad are when we're thinking about ourselves.
When we focus on others, that's when happiness comes. Everything is a choice. Literally. Everything.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

El Espirit

Happy Tuesday everyone!!
Sorry I didnt write yesterday, but us in the Texas McAllen Mission were blessed with the oportunity to listen to Elder Robins of the Seventy and Elder Holland yesterday in McAllen!! It took all day for us in Corpus, but it was well worth it. 
My week before that was really kinda dull. We did the usual thing, but we weren't seeing much success. But one thing Elder Holland said yesterday was that he was glad of how great of a job we were doing here in McAllen, even though we haven't been seeing the success we normally do. He complimented us on how well we were doing and how obedient and trusting to the Lord we were, and then he explained a bunch of things about teaching with the Spirit. It was super awesome. 
Everything we do as members and missionaries is so that we can have the companionship of the Spirit. One thing I loved that Elder Holland said was that when we have the companionship of the Spirit, we have the companionship of a God. Who doesn't want that all the time? He read 3 Nephi 19, and how the apostles had gathered everyone together to see Jesus come again, but when he didn't show up, they started teaching those who weren't there the day before all the same things He had taught them, and then they prayed that if Christ couldn't be there, that having the Spirit was the next best thing. All of us have been given the gift of the Holy Ghost, which entitles us to have the Spirit with us all the time as long as we're living worthy of it. Super cool stuff. 
Then Elder Holland also went into 3 Nephi 17 verses 6-9 where he heals the multitude. The cool thing he mentioned was in verse 9, it says he heals the sick, blind, lame, etc, and anyone who was afflicted in any manner. He pointed out that we all have afflictions, no matter who we are, we are all afflicted either physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. But Christ healed the Nephite people of ALL of their afflictions, not just the physical ones, and He can heal us from ours if we let Him. 
That was the majority of my week haha I hope you guys learn something and have a great week! Keep the Spirit with you, and I love you all! Have a great week!
Elder Packer

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