Elder Kennedy's Mission Scripture

Elder Kennedy's Mission Scripture

Alma 26:12

"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."

Monday, November 10, 2014

Elder Nelson came to talk

Hello my family!

What a week! On Saturday we saw Elder Nelson of the 12. It was so awesome. In that meeting there were 3 General Authorities: Elder Viñas and Elder Christensen were also there. It was an awesome experience. Elder Nelson talked about the Abrahamic Covenant and the Gathering of Israel, and how it is literally taking place right now. It's cool to think that we are really seeing the prophecies about it come to pass. Something I really like that he explained to us is that all the 12 tribes were promised Lands of inheritance, but in the bible it never talks about where the lands of Joseph were. However, thanks to the Book of Mormon we know where his promised land was. It is so cool having an Apostle teach, because they can explain doctrinal points with such amazing clarity. He talked a lot about the covenants we have to make in order to be saved and that we have all the tools we need to help people understand what they are. The Book of Mormon was written to: "show unto the remnant of the house of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever" (The title page of The Book of Mormon). The Lord is progressing His work in these latter days, He is gathering His scattered Israel, and we have all the tools we need to understand His will for us. 

I love my mission so much. I love every experience I have here. I know the Lord has put me here to help gather His people. And I am grateful for that call. I love it here. I have come to understand and Love the gospel so much. But more importantly I have come to Love the Lord above everything. I think back sometimes on the stupid Kid I was before the mission, and give thanks that I was given this chance to separate myself from the world and find the things that truly make me happy. If I have learned one thing in my mission it is to love the lord over everything else. I have learned that if you love the Lord over everything, your capacity to love others increases too. 


Elder Ian J. Kennedy

 Bishop Yanez and his wife are from Spain. We had dinner with them. 

1 comment:

  1. My son is in the CCM in Santiago and I came across your blog, thanks for sharing. Your son sounds amazing and I hope our sons cross paths in the WEST mission! tinafairbournpc@gmail.com