Hey everyone, this week has been a wonderful week of finding the people who the lord has prepared for this wonderful gospel. I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life so much this past week, it has been crazy! This week has just been awesome! I love this gospel. The subject I want to talk about for this week is the power of prayer and how when you think you are asking too much from the Lord he still will answer your prayers. We had a member talk to us about prayer and how he has learned to get his prayers answered. The question I want to ask is: WHAT DO I HAVE TO SACRIFICE TO GET MY PRAYERS ANSWERED? If you think about it, this gospel is all about sacrifice, but most of all the one that got sacrificed for us.
When we say our prayers, we close in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen, have you ever wondered why? It is because as human beings we are mortal and mortal bodies are subject to sin. We say that our words are worthy to reach Heavenly Father through his Son. Think about that for a minute. Then, think about the Atonement. If we didn't have the atonement, we couldn't even pray to our Heavenly Father, cause we wouldn't be worthy to. The atonement is everything in this gospel!! There is not a part of this gospel that the atonement is not a part of. Think about it in John''God gave the world His only Begotten Son'' just so we could even talk to him! Remember that when you are praying. Heavenly Father wants to hear from us all as much as we can, He loves talking to us! Use the atonement, it is truly the best thing in this gospel, it make this whole thing spin and keeps the church true!
The next thing I want to talk about is the Book of Mormon. In our mission, we have a goal to hand out almost 5000 Books of Mormon. We are truly trying to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon and help others gain the knowledge of the restored gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. The District I am in has a goal of 140 and we are praying every day to reach our goal and share the blessing of the Book of Mormon with as many people as we can! I would like you all to share your testimony with someone who is not a member of the church or with someone who is struggling with the gospel. Love you all and have a wonderful week!Love, Elder Hutchings