Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013

Families and Friends!

This week, I've developed a wonder appreciation for the scriptures! They really do contain the mysteries of God. Sometimes, I wish He would make them clearer, and they do become clear the more we study! Over the past weeks, I’ve been studying King Benjamin's discourse given to his people in the Book of Mormon in Mosiah Chapters 2-5. I finally finished chapter 5, and found some important insights in 4 and 5.

In Chapter 3, King Benjamin teaches his people the instruction he received from an Angel. I can't imagine what that experience must have been like! In chapter 4, his people are humbled and ready to receive more instruction, and so King Benjamin goes into detail about the Gospel of Christ (Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End). In verse 9, he expounds Faith, in 10, he describes changing, or repenting, and becoming humble. In Alma 32:16 we find that "being humble" means being baptized without stubbornness of heart. Going back to vs. 6 we find enduring to the end. There are a lot more mysteries to be found, so start looking! (Vs. 5 is all about baptism too.)

This Thanksgiving weekend, I was looking forward to having a nice round of Hispanic Thanksgiving food; however the two meals we ate happened to be Americanized meals… Turkey and stuffing, etc. So nothing too special happened on Thanksgiving, just gaining weight as always. 

On Tuesday, we went down to Temple Square with Alice and her boyfriend Julio. Alice is getting ready to be baptized on the 15th, and has a strong desire. The only hold up is marriage, and they've been thinking about it for a while. Alice has been a great miracle; she was attending our ward for a while before she came up to us and said, "I want to be baptized." I love the Lord!

Christmas time is here, and it's time to think about Christ! Keep him in mind as you share this wonderful time with friends and family. Love you all!

-Elder Toborg

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