Friday, May 19, 2017

Week 97: The Gospel is Everything!

Hello Everyone!!!

Just have a minute... but it was a great week!

I got to go back to Niigata on Wednesday for an exchange, and Thursday for a conference. It was a BLAST!

Some highlights:

Met with Brother O:

His faith is stronger than ever! :) He studies so deeply. He has read the Gospel Principle book, Most of the Book of Mormon, and has goals to study EVERYTHING! And he studies sooo deeply. So many markings and questions.

Also met with Brother R. He is a youth who is struggling a bit right now. He hadn't been in contact with the missionaries for a while, so I hope that our visit helped him. He said he had quit his job and could come to church this Week! Probably just good timing more than anything. But he had bleached his hair... so he said no pictures. :P

One of my favorite miracles was getting in contact with Brother M for the trip. He is actually moving down to Tokyo. So I didn't get to meet him, but he video called me. Before, it was so difficult to time it right and barge into his apartment with breakfast in the morning and wake him up. He was so sad, and so separated from the Gospel. But now, he has introduced his girlfriend to the Gospel, she is accepting it well, he is coming back to church, and is looking for a good ward in Tokyo to move into when he gets married. And he wants to meet up again. It made me sooo happy to see him happy again!

I knew him when he was going to church, and when he was most separated, and now. It is more than a night and day difference. From bright, to darker than night, to bright again. The Gospel is everything. It is there to make us happy. It is true - and the honest pursuer of truth can know it, and gain that happiness. So let's do that today. :)

Hurrah for Israel!
Elder O'Reilly

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