How's the 208!?!?
Sounds like you had a crazy week! Man, things are moving over here!! Congrats to the bros for all they're doing in sports!! Sounds like you guys are killing it!! I miss yous like crazy!!
Sorry, I don't have nearly as much time to email, 1. Not in Tafuna anymore, and my comp doesn't like emailing so I try and get the best email out I can!
Well, this week was also a blur! It feels like it was just Monday, fell, asleep, and then woke up to Monday again!
Oh really quick!!!!
REMINDER!!!! DO NOT SEND ME ANYTHING ABOUT CONFERENCE!! WE WATCH IT A WEEK LATER OVER HERE AND I DON'T WANT ANY SPOILS!! PRETTY PLEASE!!! THANKYOU!!!
Well, we finally got a hold of the other stake president in the other area... so he might be able to come over and do the marriages for 2 couples who are both waiting to get married, one spouse baptized, and then a year from now, go to the temple!! We've got our fingers crossed!
So I've kind of begun and deep doctrine journal or an attempt, but this is one of my entries that has been asked during my mission and hopefully, those of you preparing can use it if it comes up!!!
So the question so commonly asked, that you may get,
"Why did Christ tell to the malefactor at his side that he would be together in Paradise if Christ went to preach to those in spirit prison?"
To some, they believe that baptism is a requirement for spirit paradise. But we see from the words of Alma that this is not true..."And then shall it come to pass that the spirits of those who are righteous, are received into a STATE of happiness"(Alma 40:11-13). The only requirement to say as to whether we will be received in paradise or prison, will be our works here on earth. If they be good, repentant, faithful; then paradise. But if they be wicked, evil, rebellious; then prison. And when one of the 2 malefactors crucified next to Jesus tempted, "If thou be Christ save thyself and us." But the other rebuked, "Dost thou not fear God?...And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss" And the other, being repentant and truly penitent, having faith, cried to his Redeemer, "Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom." And Christ, came he into the world to save sinners, on conditions of their repentance, from death, the same sayeth unto the penitent malefactor, to comfort his soul, "Today thou shalt be with me in paradise." Therefore confirming, that the waiting period before the resurrection and judgement, be ONE place, but to him who doeth good, repenting, being received in peace and rest, and the other, being unrepentant and wicked, go being received in darkness and fear. For we see that ALL those who come unto Christ, penitent and repentant, receive a place with their Lord in a state of happiness, until he comes again!
Thank you for sending stamps! I have no idea, probably a month or a month and a half for packages! Oh please Oh please could you send a rugby ball!?!?! I've got a pump, but I'm dying to play!
So glad to hear everyone's doing great!! Keep up the great work homies! Kyle had some questions about his patriarchal blessing I think from last week! I've got a thing for him, but I forgot it at the house so I've had to send it next week! Just heard from Tal! He just got the little package I sent him with an ie! Said he's doing great, but he misses Ghana! I'm still emailing him though!
Love Yous all and I hope all is going well in the 208!! Love yous!!!
Elda Laason xoxoxo(;