This week is the official start of Elder Jackson Mission Year Two! I've been analyzing my first year and looking forward to this coming year with a much greater determination to see and work miracles. I've put a goal to have 24 more baptisms before I go home. It will not be easy, but God has been constantly proving to me that I can do hard things, if I have faith like Nephi. "If God had commanded me to do all things, I could do them" (1 Nephi 17:49).
I feel a great desire like I have never felt until this point in my mission to truly prove my faith to the Lord, and I know He will support me and give me the strength to complete my mission as a successful missionary. God has all power. Almighty is His name. We are his sons and daughters, and heirs to His kingdom, therefore we have the privileges of being Almighty, if we put our trust in Him and give Him all the glory. Of that I can testify with all surety. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Love you all!
-Elder Ben Jackson
I have really come to love and appreciate the Old Testament. It's honestly the backbone of everything we believe in. Covenants, temples, Priesthood, prophets, the promise of a Messiah, and of His Second Coming are all based from the Old Testament. If you haven't ever studied a lot into the great importance of The House of Israel and the Covenant People of the Lord, now would be a great time to do it. I love studying it and I can't get enough. 2nd Nephi and Mormon blew my mind away reading them this time around.
Love you Family! :)