I do not have too much time today but I wanted to write a little bit about what’s been going on recently!
The area I am currently in has given me a lot of opportunity to grow and come closer to my savior, Jesus Christ. I have come to feel the love that my Father in heaven has for me and for His children. I know He loves me and loves each and every one of us. Sometimes we make mistakes, and guess what! He still loves us! He may not love our actions, but our Father in heaven and Jesus Christ never give up on us. They are there to help us be the best that we can be! I know that the Lord has patience with us... so we too must have patience with Him and His timing! We should remember that when we pray, it is not to change the will of God. Rather, it gives us the opportunity to align our will with His, seek His guidance and seek the blessings that He is willing to give us, but that we should ask for in order to receive them. And we should then always do our best to keep His commandments so we may be worthy to receive said blessings.
It is amazing to me how all the Christlike attributes seem to build upon and support one another! This month, as a mission, we are studying chapter 6 of “Preach My Gospel” which talks all about Christ-like attributes (9 in specific: faith, hope, charity and love, virtue, knowledge, patience, humility, diligence, obedience). I know that as each of us try to learn and apply these attributes (and the many more found in the scriptures), we will become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ. He knows us each personally and loves us. He invites us to come unto Him and be perfected in Him. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and that He is the one who guides and directs this church and this is His work.
I love all of you and hope you all have an awesome week!
Elder Victor Pribyl