Monday, April 13, 2015

" Priesthood Blessing "

               My core experienced with God this week comes with exercising my Priesthood power by giving a priesthood blessing. Priesthood is the power and authority given to man to act in God's name for the salvation of His children. Through the priesthood we receive the ordinances of salvation as well as the blessings of healing, comfort and counsel. Ever since I came in this area/ I have been able to exercise my priesthood by giving blessing and it is really a marvelous opportunity for me. As a priesthood, we enters into a covenant to fulfill our sacred duties such as to serve others and help build up the church. Priesthood power can be used only in righteousness, love and peace.
 - this is our flat in Marayong.

- the Marayong Train Station.

- Winter is already up ..
winter season ...

We received a text from our Bishop last week saying that a Filipino member text him and is requesting for a priesthood blessing because she will be having an operation in the hospital. She is also an inactive member and knowing that her husband is not a member of our church. We call the member on that day and set up an appointment with her to give the blessing . It was really great also when we call her because we were able to get to know her that time. Knowing that we live in the same island in the Philippines but in different city and we were able to talk each other in our language and also with a mixed English in our conversation so that my companion could also understand us. My companion and I can't wait to meet with her and give her the blessing.

 - We just found this nice place in our 
area this weekwhich is really cool .

- Just pointing at
 the sun.

- this is me and my companion right now.

- this is 
Elder Tematafaarere from Tahiti.

The day came and we were able to get to know her more better which is really cool. We had a good chat with her and she then expressed her feeling for us for coming over to her house to give the blessing. Her 2 kids were also there and she told us that her 2 kids were not yet baptized and also her husband too that makes it hard for her. The kids were questioning her about why they don't have the cross in their house as they had seen it in there school. The mom just then told them that they don't need the cross in their house because they don't celebrate the death of Jesus Christ but they celebrate because Jesus Christ was resurrected and alive which really make sense for me. She also told us some questions that kids ask with her and she were able to answer it also. It was really a great opportunity for us to teach this family but sad to say that this is not our area and its the Sister missionaries area. But something that we will do is that we will pass them on the Sister missionaries that are serving on that area.

 - Just looking at the sun .

- Australia's the best Bundaberg Ginger Beer ....
it's not really a beer .. it's just the name of it...

-  this is my study table with 
the picture of my family and Jesus Christ.

- this is me with the John and Mitiau's boys 
and also with Elder Mauigoa.


Before giving her the blessing, we were able to share a lesson with them and it was so great that the Spirit was really there so strongly that she did cry and knowing that she did felt the influence of the Spirit. She then bore her testimony with us and it was so great how the Spirit of the Lord had touched her heart. We then sing them a song which is the " I Feel My Savior's Love" and it did really touch her heart. We then offered a prayer with them before giving the priesthood blessing to bless her, her house and her family and we then give her the priesthood blessing. After the blessing, she the express her feelings again to us and telling us that she felt comforted when give the blessing to her. She also told us also that she felt the joy and peace in her life and that she also felt the love of our Father in Heaven. She then promised to herself with God that she would come back to church when the time that she will recovered from her operation. It was really great to hear from her and I also felt that time the LOVE of our FATHER IN HEAVEN.

 - this is me with our zone leaders.

- Elder T. with our zone leaders.

 - this is Elder Mauigoa, Elder Kaufusi, Elder Nathan,
Elder Reiner and Elder Tematafaarere.

Something that Jesus taught us is to rescue those people who had lost their ways and to bring them back to the fold of our Father in Heaven. Remember that the worth of souls is great in the sight of God. ( Doctrine and Covenants 18:10 )

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