Sunday, February 26, 2017

Being an Agent


This week was awesome. It was jam-packed with so many things, I don't even know where to begin. Well first and foremost, we had a baptism! Brother Harold was baptized! It was such a blessing and honor to be part of his conversion. Next week Sister Marilou is going to be baptized! We're super excited for her. Elder Bednar also came and gave a talk to all the missionaries in the mission. It was awesome. We also had stake conference on Sunday. About 900 members from all over Naga showed up. That was super cool also. 

But Elder Bednar's talk was actually the message that I wanted to share this week. Something that he emphasized frequently in his time with us was about becoming an agent in our lives, acting out of our own free will and agency, instead of becoming  objects, merely acted upon. That's totally true! It's so much easier to just do things because people tell you to do them instead of being accountable and just taking charge. I believe that our agency is such a blessing from our Heavenly Father. He knows that we'll learn and grow from our mistakes, making us the people that He wants us to become. Cool, right? 

"And now remember, remember, my brethren that whosoever perisheth, perisheth unto himself; and whosoever doeth iniquity, doeth it unto himself; for behold, ye are free; ye are permitted to act for yourselves; for behold, God hath given unto you a knowledge and he hath made you free." Helaman 14:30

If we use our agency with righteous intentions, I know we'll be blessed. Hope you all had a good week! Until next week.

-Elder Bondoc

The baptism and everyone who attended!
Brother Harold!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures and letter Elder Bondoc! Thank you!