Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wananga and The Priesthood

So this week has been better! We were able to find miracles for everyday! Sometimes it's hard but we doing it! There are ALWAYS miracles and Tender Mercies that the Lord gives each of us. This week we had a Wananga (a Maori "devotional" i guess) with Herewini Jones, who has traveled around the world linking the Gospel to different cultures. On thursday he was talking ALL about the Maori culture and how all the things they learn and all the stories that are told, all those carvings i showed yous, they're all Gospel Principles. Guys this culture is SO FLIPPIN cool! The culture itself is so spiritual and then to learn all about how they have all these gospel truths just sitting there in their Marae's is mindblowing. it's definitely become a part of me and i love it. The spirit is so strong and people grasp onto it and desire to learn more. IT'S THE BEST! It's hard to explain over email bu just know that there are heaps of stories waiting for yous. 

Another thing that happened this week was a Gospel Principles lesson on the Priesthood. And as the Elders were teaching we were all talking about the different responsibilities and felt prompted to email some to yous. So this is kinda directed to the three boys but it's good for everyone. 
Teacher: A teacher visits and encourages members to live the principles of the gospel. The teach the truths of the gospel from the scriptures. Prepare the Sacrament.
Priest: Preach the gospel to those around them. Bless the Sacrament to help those in the congregation renew their baptismal covenants. 

How cool is that?? I love all the different responsibilities. Obviously that's not all of them but those are some that stood out to me. You boys get to preach the gospel to everyone. You get to visit members and strengthen their testimonies with yours. And you get to participate in giving us the Sacrament. Which is the best part. Christ has given us the Sacrament to renew our Baptismal Covenants, remember Him, and make new what we have done wrong throughout the week. I LOVE THE SACRAMENT and i love you boys for using your Priesthood to help everyone in the ward come closer to their Saviour. SO COOL! Do all that you can to keep it with you so that you can grow older and use it whenever you're called upon. I love the Priesthood and i love all of you. 

Have a good week!!
I love yous!
May the Force be with you
Kia Kaha 
Sister Judd