|Elder Bromley & Elder Clarke|
Congratulations to Aunt Monica!!!!! That sounds like SO much fun you all got to go to her graduation party and all! I just want to give her my personal congratulations now. :) And I love you! Also, I'm so thankful for the notes that my family sent me in a letter this last week - they all made me so happy! And Mom, I sent you a little Mother's Day gift in the mail yesterday hoping it would reach you in time before Sunday...but you're not allowed to open it til Sunday! Haha ;) Happy Mother's Day!!!! I am so sorry I don't get to call you, but I hope you just know how much I love you and how you are such an amazing mother. Love you tons. :) Also today, I have been finally able to write back to some letters - so they'll be coming soon! And I am glad to hear you all got to have a fun Family Home Evening service/cleaning night at Grandpa & Grandma's house this past Monday; I am so proud of you family! You are always doing great things. Keep it up ;) Seriously though!!!
|Elder Clarke & his District at the Provo Temple|
|Elder Bromley & Elder Clarke|
So, District Meeting last Sunday was amazing. It's what I'd like to talk about today, about DESIRES. I have a "Pregunta del D'ia", or Question of the Day, every day at the bottom of my planner, and I seek an answer through the Spirit throughout the day. The one for Sunday was, "What will we receive due to our faith?" the answer: We will receive whatever we desire most, whether good or bad.
If we desire to accomplish our own will over God's, we will be granted that wish so that we can experience and understand that God knows what's best for us. God is the most loving being...ever!! He allows us to fall, so that we might humble ourselves and come unto Him. We MUST submit to His will, follow HIS Plan, and accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, to be able to become like Him someday. This is the Plan and the Will of the Father - Jesus submitted to it, and accomplished His will by carrying out the Atonement; and because Jesus suffered the Atonement for us it is the gospel of Jesus Christ. God truly wants what is best for us because He loves us so much, and because of this He has provided a Savior and a way for us to make it back to His presence, and receive all that He hath. But we can only do that His way, so we must submit to His will. We must truly desire for ourselves to do His will - and we will be humbled to that decision through much trial and affliction. If we so much as have a desire to become converted to the gospel, He will strengthen us through our faith and action to becoming so - converted to the gospel. He will help us in whatever thing we need. What really helped me understand all of this was the scripture in Alma 29:4. It's amazing. The Plan of Salvation is all about Agency because God is all about love. His Love is Justice. If we desired to do evil, we would be happier in the Telestial kingdom than to rather live in God's presence for eternity with our never-ending guilt. All of His judgments are just, and out of love. I know that this is true!
I love all of you, and hope that you have the best week ever!!
Dad: Your personal note to me touched me so much. I'm going to write you a letter today if I can!
Mom: I LOVE you!!! Have the BEST Mother's Day EVER!
Steve: You are the MAN, and such an amazing example of a good missionary to me.
Katie: You better be careful on the roads, sista! Haha good luck with the license! :) I'm glad you love those headphones - and that new verse of Called to Serve that someone wrote is super cool!
Scotty: I absolutely LOVED the strange picture of smiley faces you wrote on the back of your note. I have it hanging up in my room ;) Good job for being such an awesome Priesthood holder! Love you!
Adam: Thanks so much for the note! I am glad you had a fun Harry Potter party with your friends. Sounds super fun :) Make Gryffendor proud!
Have the Best Day Ever!!!
Elder David Clarke