|Farewell to a great companion, Elder Whitehead|
|Happy Missionaries--Dinner at the Bishop's House!|
Today I will simply bear my testimony. Jesus Christ loves us. He always has and always will. I remember being at Especially For Youth when I was 17 and we were given a challenge to sit and read about the life of Jesus Christ. For the first time my eyes were open and this man, Jesus, was real. He was more than a person who lived 2000 years ago. He was there for me and I knew it. When I listened to the talk titled "The Character of Christ" another very real experience happened. I sat there in the Missionary Training Center learning about Christ's outward thoughts instead of turning inward to his own personal needs. I felt the love of Christ once again. The spirit was so strong and I was so motivated to do everything I could for my Savior. Many times we feel amazing moments with our Savior that we will never forget. Those times are special as they add great strength to our testimony and foundation. however, day to day we forget those moments as we get caught up in life. The only solution is to have our own daily walk with our Savior. It has to be personal. There should not be a day that goes by where we don't feel His love and the Spirit's direction. Without our daily walk we will not live the way our experience has taught us to, and we will live beneath our privilege.
Love, Elder Hoddy