This week was flood week. Jeepneys and Tricycles turned into boats. And there was no such thing as a dry foot for miles. We got permission to use knee-high rain boots, and they are serving very well. By now most of the water is dried up, but the floods I wrote about last week are nothing compared to the ones this week.
My companion and I have both been caught sleep "preaching", and its evidence to us that even though we are close to going home that we are still focused on the Lord's work.
This I have been thinking a lot about the biggest things I have learned on my mission. One of the biggest things I have learned is in the words of Joseph Smith:
“Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God”
Of course God is all powerful, of course He is all knowing, but he is also ALL happiness. Heavenly Father is a happy being, He is a being full of joy, and all He wants is for us to become like Him, happy. The rewards of the gospel are eternal, we receive a lot here on Earth, but the blessings here are .00000000001% of the joy and happiness the Lord promises as we live the plan he has given us. If you aren't happy, live the gospel. There is no other substitute for the pure joy that the restored gospel brings, and the best part is that its all free for those who receive it.
Mahal Ko Kayo Lahat!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (The Weirdest Missionary You Know)