Well according to rumors and "leaked info", I was transferred this week on Tuesday. I'm still a Zone Leader but I'm in Lingayen, the capitol of Pangisinan. What a beautiful place, it has really strengthened my testimony that Heavenly Father is a real being, the flowers, the beach, the birds and the people are evidence of His reality. Its impossible to be an Atheist here!
Now in one of the pictures shows a man with an air rifle at the bus terminal, let me try to explain what was going on in that picture. There were some pigeons on the power line that he was aiming at, not sure if it was for food, or because it buzzed his tricycle, but he wasn't a really good shot. His goal to shoot the pigeon caught some attention, and it slowly turned into a carnival game, "Who can shoot the pigeon?", one by one people would line up and try their hand in shooting the pigeon. We like to call it "Urban Hunting".
My though this week is about how the Atonement can help us to remove the barriers between us and our goals. I have loved the past few months because it has really shown me how simple the gospel of Jesus Christ is when one honestly lives it. If your life is in tune with the gospel, the barriers are gone on your path to return to Heavenly Father, but even when we mess up, Christ will always provide a way to make it back to him! The path is rarely convenient to the world's standards, but for the trying saint the gospel is a need and a drive to improve, whatever the cost. I listened to the conversion story of Glen Beck this week, and I liked what he said about God and how he wants us to try Him and His commandments. The Lord gives us success, but are the barriers all gone so we can handle the success he will surely give us? I know that the Lord wants us to be happy, as we draw close to Him, happiness is the promise.
Be happy, the Lord lives!
Mahal Ko Kayo Lahat!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (The weirdest Missionary You Know)