Hello Daih ge ( EVERYONE ) ,
Well start with the spiritual part of the letter, Here it goes...
All of us will need his help to avoid the tragedy of procrastinating what we must do here and now to have eternal life. Ye cannot say when ye are brought to that awful crisis that i will repent that i will return to my god. Nay ye cannot say this for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world. Today is the day to repent, today is the day to change, not someday not tomorrow next week TODAY> It is hard to know when we have done enough fo rthe atonement to change our natures and so qualify us for eternal life. and we dont know how many days we will have to give the service necessary for that mighty change to come. but we know that we will have days enough if only we dont wast them. That assurance from the master can hlep those of us feeling over whelmed by our circumstances in the hardest trials, as long as you have the power to pray you can sak a loving god " please let me serve this day, it doesnt matter to me how few things i may be able to do. Just let me know what i can do. I will obedy htis day. I know that i can, with THY help."
The quiet invitition to you may be to do so simple a thing as to forgive someone who has offended you. YOu can do that from a hospital bed. It may be to go to help soeone who is hungry. You may feel overwhelmed by your own poverty and the labors of the day. But if you decide not to wait until you have more strength and more money and if you PRAY for the holy spirit as you go you WILL when you arrive tknow what to do and how to help someone even poorer than you are. NOt money poorer always, maybe spiritually poorer as well. You may find when you get there that they were praying and expecting that some one like YOU would come in the name of the lord.
For those who are discouraged by their circumstances and are therefore tempted to feel they cannot serve the lord this day, i make you two promises. Hard as things seem today, they WILL BE BETTER IN THE NEXT DAY IF YOU CHOOSE TO SERVE THE LORD THIS DAY WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART, your circumstances may not be improved in all the ways which you desire. But you will have been given new strength to carry your burdens and new confidence that when your burdens become too heavy the lord whom you have served will carry what you cannot. He knows how. He prepared long ago. He suffereed YOUR infirmities and your sorrows when he was in the flesh so that he would kow how to succor YOU.
The other promise that i make to you is that by choosing to serve him this day you will feel his love and grow to love him more. " I say unto you i would that ye should remember to retain the name written always in your hearts...that ye hear and know the voice by which ye shall be called and also the name by which he shall call you for how knoweth a man the msater whom he has not served and who is a stranger unto him and is far from the thoughts an dintents of his heart?" By serving him this day you will come to know him better and you WILL feel his love and appriciation. You would not want to delay receiving that blessing and feeling his love will draw you back to his service wi[ing away both complacency and discouragement. When you go to sleep each day you will hear " Well done thou good and faithful servant thou hast been faithful over a few things I LOVE YOU AND YOU SHALL BE BLESSED "
******When was the last time you thanked the lord for a trial or tribulation? Adversity compells us to go to our knees: does gratitude for adversity do that as well???? ( MY FAVORITE QUESTION )
What does it profit us if we listen to wise counsel and do not head the words? Of what use is experience if we dont learn from it? What good are the scriptures if we do not cherish the words and incorporate them into ourlives.
This week from hong kong i had a week exchange because district leaders and zone leaders had meetings in wan chai all week so i had the privelage of being with elder maddux from Los angles and another elder wright from st, george ut. We had a blast and it was so much fun. We have had a lot of crazy storms this week. I can not belive that move two is over and this time next week i will have a new companion and possibly a new area. Crazy. Move THREE here i come. The language comes and goes. HHAAH really im positive that it just goes. IM loving every freakin day. Its been so much fun and im so grateful for the opportuinty that i have been given to serve my brother and father in heaven. i wouldnt ask to be anywhere else. Hong kong is great. I will miss elder lee a ton, i have learned so much from him and forsure will keep in contact with him. Hes a good man. Excited to see whos my next comp should be interesting. This move call will be the biggest in my mission. there will be a lot of changes. Closing areas and a lot of elders are going home and none coming should be intersting. Well our investigators are all doing great, really focusing on our 3 thousand less actives right now. Hard work and i love waking up each day to do it. Love you all and pray for you each and every day. Got attacked by a freakin dinosaur of a dog this week i was kicking it yelling at it waay intense elder lee ran like a chicken with his head cut off i honestly thought another dog ate him. He was so loud and high pitched i thought someone was dead. and let me tell you 911 is not the police here hahaha. Well thats all from hong kong for now. Next week Will be the start all over again. REmember who you are and why YOU are here ?
Pres Hinkley said " H.F. will shower down blessings upon those who walk in obedience to his commandments" How easy is that. DO you want blessing?