Sunday, December 28, 2014

Week 68
We've had a decent week. We've been working really hard to help some people get ready for baptism. It's been hard, stressful work, but there's so much joy to be found in it! 
It's incredible to see people more fully discover their Savior Jesus Christ. IT'S AWESOME! The true joy that's apparent is an incredible thing to see as people grow to feel the spirit as they read The Book of Mormon and pray. That book is SO TRUE! It's just awesome. :D
I wanted to talk a bit more about Christmas.
1- I love it! I'm so pumped! it's in 10 days! Check out our tree!
2- It is being destroyed by the world. Advertising, desite for "stuff," and reduced morals are invading every facet of our lives. It can be hard to truly know what's good. 
Our perception of everything is in a house of mirrors. For instance, If you were driving down a road and you were told that there were 2 different cows, one on the left that was purple, and one on the right that was genetically perfect, which do you think that most people would look at?
the purple one. But why?
The world seeks "shocks." But the perfect one is so obviously better! 
I invite you to focus your life on what's pure and perfect, and how do you find it?
Moroni 7:20-22
 20 And now, my brethren, how is it possible that ye can lay hold upon every good thing?
 21 And now I come to that faith, of which I said I would speak; and I will tell you the way whereby ye may lay hold on every good thing.
 22 For behold, God knowing all things, being from everlasting to everlasting, behold, he sent angels to minister unto the children of men, to make manifest concerning the coming of Christ; and in Christ there should come every good thing.
Focus your life (and Christmas) on Christ and you "can lay hold upon every good thing."
Honoring God
Elder Decker

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