Tuesday, December 2, 2014

THIS JUST IN: Elder T. Decker cut his hair HIMSELF and it wasn't a disaster! WOOOOOOOO! That's a shocker for us all. He decided that he was no longer going to pay $12 for someone to use a 2 on the sides, a 5 on top, and fade it in with a 3 or a 4, so he bought his one stuff for $30 and will save ALL THE MONEYS! 
Week 65: 
This past week was awesome! an investigator gave us 2 pairs of boxing gloves and will give us a punching bag tonight. We know what we're doing for exercise tomorrow morning! 
We met some incredible people and taught them! We had some fantastic lessons this past week. With evidence of this past week, I'd like to propose some keys to happiness:
1- forgiveness
For us to overcome the past and to learn to love again, we need forgiveness. We shared this video in a lesson this past week. It was amazing. She's been having some trouble with forgiving others recently and through this video, and the Spirit, she decided to start on the path of forgiveness.
Immediately after she decided to start on the path, she started to look and be much happier. Be happy- forgive.
2- work
 "Do you want to be happy? Forget yourself and get lost in this great cause. Lend your efforts to helping people... Stand higher, lift those with feeble knees, hold up the arms that hang down. Live the gospel of Jesus Christ." -Gordon B. Hinckley
To be happy we must be doing something. O motto in my family concerning objects is "if it doesn't work, it has no reason to exist." When we aren't working we tend to start to feel that way, it's not true, but that's what we feel. 
To be happy we must do things. Most importantly, we must do things for others. We must serve like Jesus Christ served. Go get involved in something good!
3- God
Through God we can overcome all things. We can overcome all discouragement, we can be forgiven, we can forgive, we can find peace, we can overcome all trials. God will not often eliminate our trials, but he will help us push through them all. 
Through knowing God and following his commandments we will live a happy life. We will endure trials well, we will overcome all things. 
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 
Alma 36: 25 "Yea, and now behold, O my son, the Lord doth give me exceedingly great joy in the fruit of my labors."
Follow God, serve, and forgive. In this lies true and glorious happiness.
I also invite you to talk to the missionaries in your area. They can help you find the happiness that you seek. 
Honoring God
Elder Decker

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