Monday, August 29, 2016

I have a dream...

This week marks the anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech. Speaking of dreams, one of my favorite "dream stories" that I've read in the scriptures is that of King Nebuchadnezzar in the book of Daniel. In his dream, he sees a stone cut out of a mountain without hands. We learn that this is meant to symbolize missionary work and the restoration of God's church in this time on earth. It's been very special to me to be a part of establishing His kingdom here in the Philippines. There is a true power in bringing forth the fullness of the gospel unto others. Just this last week in following up with some new investigators, they kept telling us over and over again how they had this warm feeling when they saw us by their gate that strongly influenced them to let us in. Apparently, normally they run and hide when they see people like us, but the Holy Ghost touched them in such a way that they recognized we had something different and important to share that would bless their lives. My dream is that all people will open their hearts and minds and even if it starts with a desire to believe, allow the restored gospel to work inside of them and follow Christ's example, even through baptism. As the saying goes, "Dreams really can come true!"

Word of the Week: kagila-gilalas -- marvelous Ex: A kagila-gilalas work is about to come forth unto the children of men!

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