As I mentioned before, Elder Packham is doing some online proselyting. I want to share some of his online messages:
Life isn't easy! It's hard to go through life alone. We don't have to... We can lean on the Savior for help, for guidance, and for comfort when life's trial come upon us.
"When sowing seeds of friendly deeds, the less you keep the more you reap." Service is a great way to impact people's lives. Doing service for someone doesn't always have to be some huge project. Acts of service can be as small as sharing a bible verse with someone, leaving someone a nice notes, calling someone randomly and thanking them, or even a simple smile. I can testify that through service we can touch the hears of all those around us. The world will be a better place."
1 Corinthians 10:13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
1 Corinthians 10:13 is one of my favorite scriptures in all of the bible. The fact that God doesn't given us any trial that we can't overcome is so true. We all face challenges in our lives. Whether it be a death of a loved one, loss of a job, whatever it may be we can overcome it. In our darkest hours, at our lowest points, we always have at least one person to turn to and that is God. If we are faithful God will prepare a way for us to overcome our trials and temptations.
Moroni 10:3-5 "I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things... that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true;...And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."
The Book of Mormon is the word of God and the Holy Ghost has made that known unto me on multiple occasions. I would not be on a mission if it weren't. The Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and any person who reads it will get nearer to God by abiding by it's precepts, than by any other book. I challenge all who have not read the Book of Mormon and all who do not know of its truthfulness to read it and pray about it. You will never know whether it is true or not unless you have put it to the test as Moroni 10:3-5 states.
'What Mormons Believe' put very simply. As a member of The Church of Jesus Chrisst of Latter Day Saints a lot of people wonder what we believe, know someone who's a member of our church, or maybe have been told things about our church. If you fit either one of those, visit this link and watch the video!
"...We cannot call back time that is past, we cannot stop time that now is, and we cannot experience that future in our present state. Time is a gift, a treasure not to be put aside for the future but to be used wisely in the present." - Thomas S. Monson
Time truly is a gift from God. Some days I feel like there is not enough time in the day! As a missionary time is very valuable, we have only 2 years to serve our Lord and Savior. We only have a short time on this earth. Let's take this gift of time and use it wisely. Lets see how many friends, families, and neighbors we can influence. I promise that if we all think of time as a gift that every day will be more meaningful. That you will be able to influence the lives of so many others around you.
"God doesn't give us what we can handle, He helps us handle what we've been given."
God loves us so much, more than we can even imagine! It's comforting knowing that when we hit a rut or a tough spot in life. He will always be there for us. God will always make a way for us to be happy and to learn and grow. He will help us every time, and all we have to do is have faith and to lean on Him.