Monday, February 10, 2014

Week of Interviews

Dear Family,

This week was a good week full of interviews!!  President Ferrin did interviews from Tuesday through Friday in different zones.  He is a man of steel!!  He starts interviewing every day at 9 and doesn´t stop until around 6ish, sometimes later!  During that time we give our trainings.  I am giving a training about conversion and repentance.  How to help investigators truly repent and be converted before baptism.  I have definitely seen that being a mission president is NOT an easy job.  I am working really hard to be a good assistant.  Lately I have been focusing my studies in a few topics.  The atonement and the power of faith.  Everything starts with faith and everything in the end comes down to faith.  I came across a quote by Boyd K. Packer on faith that I really like.  
"Faith, to be faith, must center around somthing that is not known.  Faith, to be faith, must go beyond that for which there is confirming evidence.  Faith, to be faith, must go into the unknown.  Faith, to be faith, must walk to the edge of the light, and then a few steps into the darkness.  If everything has to be known, if everything has to be explained, if everything has to be certified, then tehre is no need for faith.  Indeed, there is no room for it." 
Faith is believing in things that we cannot see but that are true.  However in order for us to have faith we do need to take a few steps into the dark and then God will turn on the lights.  This applies to investigators in a huge way but also to us as members.  Whenever we have callings or trials in life we need to move forward with faith even if it feels like we are walking in the dark.  However we can trust that God will turn the lights on and give us the help that we need.  Love you guys and hope that you all have a great week!

Elder Caleb Anderson

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