Week #92

Hello,

So Zone Conference was awesome.
I learn things that are very difficult to describe in words but they are things that are super super important and will shape my whole life.
I learn’t some new things that I had never realized before about Jesus Christ and his example of loving service.
I am realizing more and more what is expected of me. I am realizing what it really means to follow the Saviour.

I have decided that one of the great purposes of my life is not to just to say I believe in Christ and that I love Him but show by my actions that I believe in Christ and I love Him. I want to say through my actions I love my Saviour and I am so grateful for Him. Now comes the hard part, I need this to really become who I am, I need this to change my heart and need to LIVE this.

I have been pondering over this for a long time now.

As for more shallow news,

I will be seeing a specialist today for my shoulder.
My bite marks are on their way to becoming scars (I hope they will look super cool). I feel like I am in good physical shape and that everything is going to be fine and everything is going to heal up well.

I found out that in the Ecully Ward in Lyon, the members prayed for me. I do not know how they found out about the accident but I was touched and a felt a little guilty to know that they prayed for me. Some members and amis even sent me letters and I received a package full of candy as well. Needless to say, I feel very very loved.

The other night as I was saying my personal evening prayer, I felt a great sense of Gratitude. I felt so grateful for all the blessing I have. I felt so grateful for my amazing family and friends. I really feel like I have just the most wonderful friends ever. I felt so grateful that I am healthy and that I was able to receive the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ which has shaped everything in my life and is shaping who I am. I just felt so much gratitude, it was a wonderful feeling.

Well, I love you all loads,

Elder Ioannidis

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By Robert Suranyi