Hello my dear friends and family members!
This week has been a wild one for sure. And by wild I mean quite normal. But a fun one no doubt. Haha 😂
Where has the week even gone? Good question. Who am I talking to? Another good question. Haha sorry. Anyway…
So we had a Zone Conference on Wednesday. We received some great instruction from the Assistants and President and Sister Wadsworth. Elder Bredsguard and I were able to give some training at the Zone break out session. We focused on covenant keeping and what that means as well as who we are as missionaries and as people. Our divine potential. We received some good feedback from the Zone. Some of the veteran missionaries stated how that was one of the best Zone breakout training sessions they have participated in. Thanks be to God for allowing the Spirit to be present and to guide us as we search ourselves for who we are and who we can be. The Heavenly spirits within us were certainly stirred as we discussed. President discussed how the principles of faith, power, and action are all given to us and what we can do with that knowledge and power and authority.
Much like General Conference, leaving Zone Conference is a saddening experience. The wonderful spirit felt there is then put to the test as we reenter the world. As President told me, it doesn’t matter how good a discussion was. What matters is what we decide to do with it. Likewise it doesn’t matter what school we go to, what career we choose, what kind of car we drive, if we dont better ourselves with what we have worked for. The scriptures, the living prophets, temples, missions don’t matter if we aren’t changed by them. Changed to be more like Him. I love this Gospel. But more importantly, I love a perfect God. Who loves me and forgives me and supports me even if and when I don’t always succeed. He will to you as well my dear brothers and sisters.
It is sad to see President Thomas Spencer Monson, Prophet of God, pass on through the veil and graduate from mortality. However, I have a testimony that God lives. That He has called another to take his place to continue preparing the world for the Second Coming of our Savior.
I love you all. I love this church. I love the Lord. There is nothing better I could be doing and have done. The blessings are incalculable.
This is my favorite Psalm and one of my very favorite songs that I sang in choir were based off of this verse of scripture:
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
It’s gonna take work (forever more),
— Elder Harrison Madsen 🤙🏼