THE EVOLUTION OF A TESTIMONY: Day 52
I was never the person to plan to prepare for a mission. I'm a planner by nature, but I didn't plan on that. Because of that, I wasn't sure I really was supposed to go. But then someone reminded me that I had always planned on doing the work of Christ...
"January 20, 2012
I have to leave for school in a few mins, so this won't be long, but I thought I should write really quick. Today I went with Brittany Brown (a girl I visit each) to the temple. I read Alma 26(ish)-30ish while I was there that talks about missionary work. Then the temple president came down for a few minutes. He talked about the importance of temple work. And he said something that really stood out.
|This is me, my little brother and my mom outside the temple |
on one of the days that we did some Icelandic family names
Remember how I talked about not planning on serving a mission and how I hadn't raised my hand in primary when they asked who'd go- well the temple president said something like- 'I'm going to remind you of your pre mortal life- we were all there when Christ said he would go and you raised your hand to support Him. You agreed to do the work'. I don't remember the exact phrase the president said, but what I remember most that I raised my hand. I did agree to do the work. I need to focus more on preparing. I need to be more willing to raise my hand again and say 'I will go and do'.
I did raise my hand. I already volunteered.