This last week we went to doctrine of Christ training in Quincy and it was a blast. We got to learn from President and Sister Lewis as well as the assistants to the president. I love this training as it gives us an opportunity to learn more about the gospel and how we can share it with others through our missionary purpose. Something that stuck out to me this time was the importance of the phrase "Follow thou me" in 2 Nephi 31:10,12-13. In the missionary purpose it says that we are to invite other to come unto Christ. That means we need to invite them to follow his example. It's also important that we follow it ourselves. If we want the people we share this message with to follow the example of Jesus Christ we need to be willing to do our best to follow his example as well.
Something else that stood out in my studies is the importance of Christ's sacrifice highlighted in Alma chapter 34.
10 "For it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice; yea, not a sacrifice of man, neither of beast, neither of any manner of fowl; for it shall not be a human sacrifice; but it must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice."
I love the use of the words great and last as well as infinite and eternal. It shows to us the fact that because it is great that Christ went through trials to make it happen. It was nothing like all the sacrifices that had come before. And with it being last we know that there will never be a need for a sacrifice again. Because of those two we have a sacrifice that is infinite and eternal. That means that it covers each one of us and everything that we go through.
I'm sorry if my email ends up a little short this week. We have had a long day already. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and is able to share the light of Christ with everyone.
We made a giant cookie with some leftover dough we had.
A dramatic shot of elder Miles and elder Enderton playing pool while elder Aguirre got his hair cut.
Our Christmas tree