WOW! What an amazing weekend! I really hope that you were able to make at least a little sacrifice to be able to watch part of General Conference! I know without a doubt in my heart that I am in the Lord´s work. The church that I am representing is Jesus Christ´s church here on the earth. I received another witness this weekend watching and listening to the Prophet and his twelve apostles. :)
Our mission president, President Douglas last week made us a promise that if our investigators ( the people that we are teaching) went to conference with the desire to know if these men were called of God, they would gain a testimony. That is exactly what happened!!
We had a really special experience last night! We have been teaching a family, Jesus, Selinda, and their son Cristian who are wonderful! They have been struggling, especially Selinda to receive an answer to their prayers to be able to know if this is the true church and if the Book of Mormon is true. We extended thie invitation that President Douglas gave us to Selinda and that night we had a lesson with her. We taught the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we talked about living day Prophets and Apostles. It was one of the most powerful lessons that I have had in my mission :) The spirit testifies super powerfully and she said that she was able to feel that they were called of God, the the Book of Mormon is true. She felt it through the Holy Ghost. It was great! The spirit really does testify to those who are ready and willing to accept the will of God.
I learned a whole lot a wonderful doctrines this conference but the thing that stood out to me the most was how much they metioned ¨protection¨. In our world there is so much confusion, so much evil, so many temptations and so much stuff happening that our spirit really is at risk. However, if we strengthen ourselves personally through daily repentance, prayer, reading the scriptures and attending church-the promise is that we WILL be protected from all these things. Our testimony will be strengthened, being led to complete conversion and our will will be the will of the Father. We will live His doctrine and we will be eternally happy.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple and perfect. Faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. It is the way, and there is no other way, nor name given under the heavens by which a man can be saved in the kingdom of God.
I love you all and I pray for you daily. Apply the Doctine of Jesus Christ and you will be happier than you could possible imagine.
Con mucho amor siempre,
Hermana Elisheva Sylvia Ali :)