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Talk of repentance and many souls are expected for baptism soon.
Subject: My Soul Was Filled With Joy
This was was really good. We have a lot more potentials that we will
hopefully put on date for baptism. Elder Alberts and I are working
with Grace and Porter in South Weber for the 27th. Also Justin, Lexi,
George, Lori, and Hayden with Elders Brittain and Atwood in Clearfield.
Hopefully we all can help them to progress!
This week we also had zone conference, and it was focused heavily on
repentance. I love repentance, sometimes it can be hard and scary
even, but the feelings that come from it are amazing!
This is Alma from the Book of Mormon talking about his experience
before and than after repentance.
12 But I was racked with eternal torment, for my soul was harrowed up
to the greatest degree and racked with all my sins.
13 Yea, I did remember all my sins and iniquities, for which I was
tormented with the pains of hell; yea, I saw that I had rebelled
against my God, and that I had not kept his holy commandments.
14 Yea, and I had murdered many of his children, or rather led them
away unto destruction; yea, and in fine so great had been my
iniquities, that the very thought of coming into the presence of my
God did rack my soul with inexpressible horror.
15 Oh, thought I, that I could be banished and become extinct both
soul and body, that I might not be brought to stand in the presence of
my God, to be judged of my deeds.
16 And now, for three days and for three nights was I racked, even
with the pains of a damned soul.
17 And it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment, while I
was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins, behold, I remembered
also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the
coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the
18 Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my
heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall
of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of
19 And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no
more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more.
20 And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my
soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!
I think it’s wonderful, that’s how it is. Our Joy becomes great! God
feels joy too of course…
Doctrine and covenants 18
13 And how great is his joy in the soul that repenteth!
Let us all come and partake of that joy. 😀
I hope y’all have a good week,
Elder Liam Hall