Just a simple, short message today because there is not much time on my plate today. One of the greatest experiences this week for me was a simple one that taught me a simple principle – the strengthening and enabling power of the Atonement. As is usually the case for Elder Hall and I each week, there was much that we needed to do – strengthening other missionaries through trainings, exchanges, traveling to zone conferences to help other missionaries, meeting with our own investigators. On Wednesday night, after finishing an uplifting exchange with Elder Sumsion, Elder Hall and I returned home. After finishing our planning, it was already 10pm, and there were some points in our training that we needed to revise and change.
Because we were going to address the new bleu missionaries, we had to make sure that we were going to give them the best possible training that would apply to them, and would uplift them, simply because being a missionary in the first couple of months is one of the hardest adjustments. Being spiritually, mentally and physically exhausted, and with this training left to be completed, we were in great need of some help. So we prayed.
We continued planning, and ideas and scriptures came to our minds quickly. It was so clear. By the time we were done, it was 10:25pm, just in time to end our day with a prayer. I was grateful that Heavenly Father helped us to find the revelation that we needed, even at a moment when we were exhausted.
“Prayer is not just for times of trouble.” – President Thomas S. Monson
Divine help is always at the doorstep, we just need to ask for it. Our Heavenly Father wants to speak to us, guide us and help us. I know that Heavenly Father loves us, and wants to help us more than we can imagine.
He is there.
Till next week,