Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WK105 '100 Lessons Learned in FFLM - Last Letter'

Dear Family and Friends!
Well today is definitely a bittersweet day but I wanted to drop ya'll a line of 100 Lessons that I Learned While in the FFLM!
If you are not unified with those around you, then nothing will work!
Baptism brings conversion to the Restored Gospel!
Your loyalty must always be first to God to receive joy!
We must fill our lives with things that carry eternal importance!
God loves ALL of His children!
How powerful and life changing doctrine can be!
Everything we do must have love as the motive behind it!
All men can change, no matter who or where they are!
The restored gospel is undoubtedly true!
Keeping the Sabbath Day holy brings the Spirit of God more into our week!
How much I truly do love my Father in Heaven!
The Spirit of God will lead us to where God needs us!
All things are possible with God!
Who you spend your time with is generally who you become!
Baptismal qualifications certify willingness and desires!
The reality of the Plan of Salvation!
The principle of compensation-sacrifice brings forth blessings!
Parents must teach their children correct principles!
Spiritual creation MUST  happen before temporal creation!
Through faith in Christ, ALL things are possible in accordance to Gods will!
Obedience is the first law of heaven!
Obedience is most powerful when it is done out of a love for God!
Faith in the absence of doubt!
The Plan of Salvation is real!
There are so many people waiting and searching for the Restored Gospel!
The Spirit of God can unify our families more than anything!
The importance of understanding the purpose behind what you're doing!
We can always pray to receive comfort and strength!
The Word of Wisdom brings an added measure of the Spirit with you!
If you truly desire to know the truth, you can know!
Father has a purpose behind everything He does!
The sacrament is a time where our weak things are able to be made strong every single week!
God will not allow you to be tempted above that which ye can bear!
Music is a way to convey feelings of the soul!
The eyes are the window to your soul, so keep eye contact!
The Spirit of God can humble even the hardest hearts!
Gospel principles all link and connect together in some way!
The most important events in our lives are the saving ordinances!
Through the ordinances of the gospel we feel the power of Godliness!
Baptism by water means nothing without receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost!
As we give ALL that we can, then the grace of Christ will be sufficient!
We must never doubt the Lord, because He is all knowing!
How to minister effectively to donkeys and horses!
It is only through enduring to the end that we can be saved in the Kingdom of God!
To BECOME like Christ, we must do that things we saw Him do!
How deep my love and gratitude runs for Christ!
The fullness of understanding doesn't come until the final report is given!
The Second Coming of our Savior is nigh!
The Lord is hastening His work NOW!
As members and missionaries work together then the work will move forward at an accelerated pace!
Your mission teaches you lessons to prepare you for the future!
Power comes as we wear our conversion to Christ on our sleeve!
Speak words that carry power and purpose!
An organization will follow their leaders example!
The First Vision carries amazing spiritual power!
If you want to win a man to your cause, you must first gain his trust!
The veil between this life and the next is very thin!
The General Authorities are all called of God!
To have maximal success as a leader, delegation is key!
The importance of eternal marriage and having children!
A doctrine is an eternal truth that states the reasons why behind a gospel topic!
A principle is an eternal truth that states the underlining details of a gospel topic!
All of our teaching must have some type of application!
When the Spirit tells us to do something, Father expects us to ACT immediately!
Being a leader is a huge responsibility and trust from Father!
Many times you receive revelation as you act in faith!
Prayer is a two way communication between God and man!
Father wants the immortality and eternal life of all of His children!
Everything Father wants us to do He will prepare a way for us to accomplish it!
Gods motive for everything He does is love!
Father MUST be our first priority in this life!
Fear God over man and Father will support you!
Without a vision you will perish!
Missionaries are literal Representative of Jesus Christ!
Preparation bring spiritual power!
Ability to discern the Spirit of God!
As we keep our covenants, then Father grants us spiritual power!
Remembrance will keep us out of the pride cycle!
The importance of humbly accepting counsel from your leaders!
The mission is structured like the Church is structured and the same principles apply!
Father will give us what we need exactly when we need it if we are faithful!
The importance of not procrastinating anything!
As we live a Christlike life, others will see Christ in us!
No temptation is too great to overcome!
Communication allows you to be on the same page as those around you!
There are some people that will only respond to your personality and abilities!
Hard work is one of the best antidotes for any problem!
In any situation, you can control it for the better!
The importance of helping others seek learning by faith!
The powerful bond that comes between you and someone you helped baptize!
You can be extremely productive as you eliminate all idleness!
If you help people understand the eternal importance behind things, they will do anything to achieve it!
The importance of following up on any commitment extended!
Father gives you the gift of tongues when it is expedient!
Gods attitude of urgency towards the work for His children's salvation!
Through Christ all our weak things can be made strong!
Satan works through addictions to bind us down to sin!
The temple is where you receive the fullness of the blessings of God!
When a temple is being built in an area, missionary work accelerates!
Well I could go on for days but I feel 100 Lessons Learned should be sufficient! One quick experience I wanted to drop ya'll today is linked directly to endurance. Since I came back to this area Elder Morgan and myself have been working with this amazing guy, who has absolutely been searching for the truth! For some reason or another something always came up that held him back from getting baptized! This transfer I set my mind on going ALL OUT and enduring completely to the end! I did all that I could, and as a result I know God blessed us tremendously because this past Sunday he was baptized! I was able to walk down into the waters of baptism and bring this Son of God a remission of his sins through going down under the waters then receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost! Afterwards I felt such gratitude unto Father for this HUGE miracle on my last Sunday!
I love you all and always remember the power of endurance!
Elder Pond