Hermana Greenhalgh

Hermana Greenhalgh

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Book of Mormon Can Change Your Life! - Letter 05/18/15

Buenos Dias,
This week has been pretty crazy!  I got in an accident and broke my arm...yep that happened. Other than that, my studies have been really in depth. I also got to Skype my family yesterday which was good!
I just wanted to share my experience with all of you that I had this week. Lately I've been working on strengthening my relationship with God, and trying to improve my prayers. While I was studying about Heavenly Father and His love for us, I was overcome with an overwhelming feeling of peace and comfort. I haven't shared this story with many of you but when I was 17 I struggled with my testimony a lot! I prayed and tried to read my scriptures but nothing would click. I always noticed the example of my mom reading her scriptures every day after work and wishing I could be able to do that and believe what I read. A year passed by and I continued living on the testimony of others.  It wasn't until January of 2014 when I first gained my very own testimony. I decided if I was about to head out on a mission, I better have my feet firmly planted in the gospel. I decided to read the Book of Mormon for the first time ever for myself all the way through, and I was going to do it in 10 days. Well, that's exactly what I did. I started January 7, 2014 and finished January 16, 2014. That was the first time in my life I KNEW 100% for myself that the Gospel is TRUE! I haven't looked back since, I know with all my heart that this Gospel is true, and it can change your life! 
As I studied this past week about Heavenly Father, I have realized the love He has for me. I've realized that without this Gospel I would be nothing. I'm grateful to be able to share the message of happiness every day with the people around me. I want to invite all of you, if you haven't for yourself yet read the Book of Mormon, follow the counsel it gives, and learn what God wants you to learn. You can't live on borrowed light you have to figure it out for yourself! "Spiritual light rarely comes to those who nearly sit in darkness waiting for someone to flip a switch, it takes an act of faith to open our eyes to the Light of Christ." -Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

 Some scriptures I wanted to share with you that have helped me throughout my mission:

"And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do. Nevertheless I went forth..." 1 Nephi 4:6-7

 "Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves--to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved." 2 Nephi 10:23-24

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation." 2 Nephi 22:2

"But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage." Mosiah 7:33

"Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel." Alma 26:16

I want you all to know that I have a testimony of this Gospel.  I know without a doubt in my heart that the Atonement of Jesus Christ can change lives because I have seen it do just that. I hope you know that whatever problem you face in life, if you rely on the Savior, you can make through anything. Please never forget the importance of the Restoration of the Gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith, without him we would have nothing. 

Just a poem to finish :)
I know not by what methods rare, But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know that He has given His Word, Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered, soon or late. And so I pray and calmly wait.
I know not if the blessing sought Will come in just the way I thought;
But leave my prayers with Him alone, Whose will is wiser than my own, 
Assured that He will grant my quest, Or send some answer far more blest. 

I hope everyone has a good week! 
Con Amor,
Hermana Greenhalgh
Broken Arm
Mission Leadership Council
Mormon Batallion
Teaching Antonio, Chris, and Alex


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