Monday, March 28, 2016

He is RISEN

What a MARVELOUS week. Happy Easter!
Selfie Before the Baptism

Brother Tate, Seif, Sister Alligood and I
Our investigator Seif, was baptized on Good Friday! Then he was confirmed on Easter Sunday! He couldn't have picked two more special days. It was a very spiritual service. You could tell that he was SO happy. The talks that were shared by some of the ward members talked a lot about the Savior's atonement and his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane. After the baptism, while we were waiting for Seif to get dried off and changed, we shared one of the churches Bible Videos. It was the one where we actually see Jesus Christ suffering and his apostles keep falling asleep. The spirit was so strong and it is amazing to think about how the Savior truly suffered for each of our sins, one by one. He didn't do it all at once. He knows exactly how we feel, when we are sick, when we are sad, and when we are struggling. But because he suffered and was crucified, He then was resurrected. He rose from the dead, so that one day, we may all be resurrected too. We will all have perfect bodies one day, and we will be with our friends and families who aren't here anymore. We will be able to see them again because of what Jesus Christ did.

Another One of Seif at the Baptism
My last area, Elkins, WV, had a baptism this week as well. it was amazing to hear about it and to hear about how Steve, a 6 foot tall man with a grey mullet, teared up because he felt the spirit touch his heart. What an amazing sight that must have been! I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with him. He is amazing! I can't wait for when I get to come back to visit after my mission and to see how much this gospel has blessed his life.  MY MISSION IS TO BLESS.

Easter Sunday
On Saturday, it was the General Woman's Session of General Conference. What an amazing day and age that we live in, that we get to hear from the leaders of our church, as if they are in the same room we are. I am so grateful my companion and I were able to gather with the Lynchburg Ward sisters at the church, to join with woman all around the world for a great meeting. I love the sisterhood that I felt as I was sitting in the chapel. I very much enjoyed the talks that were given and especially the theme of the conference. Reach out, and serve! As a full-time missionary, this is what I do all day! But there will come a day, (a very sad day) that I will have to take off my name tag and go back to real life. I know that I will still be able to serve others as I pray and seek out those opportunities. My friends, as a representative of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I can PROMISE you that by praying and seeking for missionary opportunities, they WILL come. This is the Lord's greatest work on earth and I can testify to that. I know without a doubt that Heavenly Father is preparing someone for each of you to serve, and love and to bring closer to Christ. There are many who are in need of help, weather it be physical or spiritual. Let the Lord use your talents and your abilities to serve his children and show them His love through YOU. He labors beside us in His vineyard (Jacob 5). We are never alone in the Lord's service. In doing this, I know we will be blessed. I know that this is true.

#Ponderize "And now, behold, I will testify‍ unto you of myself that these things are true. Behold, I say unto you, that I do know that Christ shall come among the children of men, to take upon him the transgressions‍ of his people, and that he shall atone‍ for the sins of the world; for the Lord God hath spoken it."
One of Our Investigators Got Baby Ducks for Easter
I love y'all, I love my Mission, and I love the Lord.

XOXOXO

~Sister Kayla Marie Willis
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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your baptism. While so many are focusing on the death of Christ, I'm glad you are focusing on the resurrection. God bless!

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