Monday, May 23, 2016

Letter #98 5-23-2016 Gering, Nebraska

Hey Everyone!!
 So this week on Tuesday I was studying the Atonement of Jesus Christ and I found this in the Bible dictionary:

“Jesus Christ, as the Only Begotten Son of God and the only sinless person to live on this earth, was the only one capable of making an atonement for mankind. By His selection and foreordination in the Grand Council before the world was formed, His divine Sonship, His sinless life, the shedding of His blood in the garden of Gethsemane,
His death on the cross and subsequent bodily resurrection from the grave, He made a perfect atonement for all mankind. All are covered unconditionally as pertaining to the Fall of Adam. Hence, all shall rise from the dead with immortal bodies because of Jesus’ Atonement.
“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:22), and all little children are innocent at birth. The Atonement is conditional, however, so far as each person’s individual sins are concerned, and touches every one to the degree that he has faith in Jesus Christ, repents of his sins, and obeys the gospel. The services of the Day of Atonement foreshadowed the atoning work of Christ (Lev. 4; 23:26–32; Heb. 9). The scriptures point out that no law, ordinance, or sacrifice would be satisfactory if it were not for the Atonement of Jesus Christ (Heb. 10:1–9; 2 Ne. 9:5–24; Mosiah
13:27–32).

You know to me it shows how much He loves each and every one of us when He has taken the sins of the world upon Him with the help of our loving Heavenly Father. And it also shows the love of our Father in Heaven to us the He gave His only begotten son as a sacrifice for mankind so that one day we can, and will be able to, live with Him again if we chose to do so, cause it is up to us personally and no one other than ourselves.

Well this week was a good week, we meet with A_ one of our investigators, and talked about Faith and Family's with her and the spirit there was so strong. She will take time but she said she feels her faith is growing and her relationship with Heavenly Father as well and Jesus Christ. And this is a missionary's purpose is to invite other to come closer to Christ.

Well an interesting thing happen this week that just made me think a bit. So we did go to the zoo this past week on Tuesday which we found a potential new investigator. But so we are doing things and getting stuff done to help and the zoo keepers that were there that day looked to me and my comp and B_, the guy that was helping, too and asked us if we could prepare diets for area 3.  Area 3 is where the monkeys, chimp and so on are at.  They looked to me and said "you can show them how to do everything right?" I said I can try I have only helped with area 3 once or twice, and they said “great we will be back and if you have questions you can call on of us.” So all the zoo keepers took off and had other things to do and left us three to take care of area 3. Right as they left my comp and B_ both looked at me and were like, “so what do we do and how do we do all of this”? They were both asking a lot of question and most of them I didn’t have the answer to. I looked around, cause I had and idea of what things had to look like but helping them see that was hard, cause i didn’t know how to explain it to them.  I found the days diets for all the animals, cause the zoo keepers usually prepare them 2-3 days in advance. I just told them to look at these and make your food look like this and we well be good. So they did that but still had some questions. 
Well this experience just made me think about things, and particularly in my life and then I thought of all of us... There are times where the Savior will give you little experiences to be a leader when you are not in a leadership position, like a boss or general manger or bishop or whatever. We all can be leaders no matter where we are in life. You never know sometimes who is looking to you and watching what
choices you will make because someone is always watching you or looking up to you. And if we look to our Heavenly Father and be the best follower of Him we can be the best leaders in day to day life through our actions and how we handle things.

Much love

Elder Urry

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