Monday, September 21, 2015

Are you Coming to the Banquet?

Hello everyone!

Shenny Sanchez Baptism
My comp and I worked super hard this week, and He blessed us greatly! Shenny Sanchez was baptized yesterday and it was perfect! A lot of members showed up, plus some of her work friends, and her sisters! She is going to be a great Mormon! She still has a lot to learn but that's the process of life. I've still got a ridiculous amount of things I need to learn, same as everyone.

One thing that makes me sad is when the people are content to stay in their own little world of ignorance instead of going out and diligently seeking to understand the mysteries of God. It's like the story that President Uchtdorf tells about the man who went on a cruise and didn't want to spend anything extra but at the end he found out that all the food and parties were included in the price of the ticket. The Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is a gigantic banquet of spiritual richness and knowledge. We are all children of God, therefore we all have received free passes on His cruise boat. The banquet is free. The Gospel is free. "Come and buy milk and honey without price". How much knowledge do you want? Do you want to be in ignorance, or in the light? 

Shenny and her sisters
One thing that makes me happy is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Free unlimited knowledge. As for me, I'm going to get all I can out of it, and share it with others.

Love you all!
-Elder Ben Jackson



Dear Family,
I love you too mom! Jamison Zamora said he remembers when Christian Frogley entered the mission, and he met his comp from the MTC. Other than that he didn't tell me anything else. Hey, now that you guys don't have a bunch of little kids to distract you, you and dad (and Hyrum) should get involved more with the missionaries. Those kinds of members are priceless to the missionaries, and they will love you forever. ;) I regret being so ignorant of the missionary work in the ward back home. 

Barcelona came to play with us on P-day!
Also, the Area President Elder Duncan was in the Stake Conference yesterday and said that there's a spiritual and temporal tsunami coming our way (aka the second coming). The saints who keep their covenants will be saved, but the saints who don't keep their covenants won't be saved. However, there's also a twist. If we keep our covenants, but don't do everything in our power to rescue those who have strayed and no longer keep their covenants, we aren't keeping our covenants, and they have a chance of being saved, while we lose our inheritance :O. Go find those lost sheep! It doesn't matter if they are never home, or never accept a visit, or don't come to church. They need our attempts, but even more, we need our attempts. Sometimes it takes years, but if we never give up, God will help them return in His own due time and we will be blessed.

Love you! 

-Ben

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