Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mission Prep Companion Testimony

My Mission Prep teacher had us get into partners or companionships and write a single testimony for the two of us.  It was a very good experience.  I was going through my papers from last semester, found ours and I decided to put it on the blog for everyone to read.

We know that Christ is our Savior.  He is our Creator, our Redeemer and He loves us.

Jesus created this world for our benefit under the direction of His Father.  He created the heavens and the earth and everything on the earth.  He created people in His own image.  "All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." (Alma 30:44)  We have seen the works of the Lord in the world around us.

His greatest act upon this earth was performing the Atonement for each one of us, "that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities." (Alma 7:12)  We have felt his love, comfort, and peace in our lives.  He has lifted us during hard moments and whispered peace to our suls in times of stress.  He has strengthened us during trials and we have felt His forgiving power.

We know that He went "forth among the children of men. ... and they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God." (1 Nephi 11:32)

We testify that He lives and that He is our Savior and Redeemer.  Amen.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Awesome Happenings at the Temple

So, today was moving out day for me, but I made sure that I had basically everything ready when I went to bed last night.  Since I had time I woke up and went to the temple this morning (like I have been doing every Saturday since April 5th when I got out my own endowments) because I didn't have to check out until noon.

When I got to the temple, I saw my best friend's parents in the lobby of the temple.  (I wasn't too surprised to see them, because I had seen them yesterday helping her move out of her apartment, and I knew that they were staying the night in Logan.  I thought that maybe they just got up and went to the temple like I did for no special reason, but I thought it was neat that they were there.)  I greeted them, and they told me that they were her because her fiance was getting out his endowments today.  And because I was there at the temple I got to go through on his session with him.

It has been a month since I got out my endowments myself, and this session was really special for me in many ways.  It also very special that I got to go through the session as this good friend was going through for the first time.

I didn't know my friend was getting out his endowments today.  I know that they are getting married in a couple of weeks and that he was going to get his endowments out a couple of weeks before he got married, but I hadn't put those two facts together and made the connection.  He just kept it simple.  The only people at the temple with him were his parents and his fiance's parents.

But the most amazing thing about this is that I saw my best friend's parents as I was entering the temple.  If I hadn't have seen them and arrived precisely when I did I wouldn't have seen them, and I wouldn't have even know my friend was at the temple today.  If I had arrived at the temple 2 minutes earlier or 2 minutes later, then I never would have met them.  I would have gone on the 8:30 session, and never have seen them.  (He was attending the 9:00 session).  And we would have been like ships passing in the night.

There is no way that this could have been a coincidence.  This is one of God's tender mercies. God is so good to his children.  I feel so blessed and so loved.
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