Week #77

Hey there,

It is fun to hear that you were able to help the missionaries out this week.
It is so powerful to have a member there to teach with.
It must have brought memories back from when we were being taught as a family by the missionaries.

To gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon there are some key ingredients which are essential:
°read the Book of Mormon
°meditate upon the message it contains (it is all about the Saviour)
°pray: ask god with faith in Jesus Christ to know if it is true
°Sincere heart (sincerely want to know if it is true, you can show your sincerity by reading the Book of Mormon, keeping the commandments, praying about it, to show God you are making sincere efforts to know if it is true)
°Real Intent (means you really intend on acting after receiving an answer. for example, you really intend to follow the example of Jesus Christ and live His restored Gospel. For most people this would mean they really intent on living the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel, for example by being Baptized)

————Read MORONI 10:3-5 it is all in there—————————————-

This Sunday I set apart someone for the first time.
I set a brother apart as the Young Men’s President.
I also extended the calling for the role of the ward pianist.

Today during prep day, I was looking at a Liahona or Ensign in English, only about temples. There were tons of photos of temples. We had the Mormon tabernacle choir playing in the background and as I was looking at the photos, I felt the spirit strong. I miss going to the temple.

We have found a father of a family who is so so so so awesome. He is so awesome that I am so scared to mess it up by not teaching well and by not being a good missionary. I want him to be sealed in the temple so bad. He is just so cool.

There are times when I feel so blessed to have the restored Gospel in my life. I really have no idea how to express to people I meet each day just how wonderful it is to have the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I wish I could just share the feeling with them because words are really not enough.

Love you all,
Elder Ioannidis

By Robert Suranyi