SAIGEABAMBA, BOLIVIA
I am a child of God
Monday May 23 2016

2 Nephi 31:21 says, "And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen."

We went to go visit Juan Carlos earlier this week and I had been studying this chapter a few days before. When we were with him, I felt strongly that we needed to read this chapter and also chapter 30 of 2 Nephi, and while reading, at the very end of the chapter, I felt the spirit so strong about this verse. I then thought about the hymn, "I Am a Child of God". Such a simple, short, but super bold song.

"I am a child of God, and He has sent me here, lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way."

We are children of God, and we have been sent here and we fortunately get to follow and be guided by Jesus Christ.

Jesus is our light we just get to follow it. Imagine you're walking in a dark forest, and sometimes its hard cause you accidentally trip on that rock on the ground, or get cut by the branch to the right of you, or bird poop lands on your left shoulder(lol hate when that happens) and you didn't even see it coming(hate it even more when I don't see it), but all will be well as long as we are following the light, Jesus Christ.

So this week, I ate something and I got super, super sick. So Friday at 3am I woke up super nauseous so I went to the bathroom but nothing was coming so I laid back down and then felt it again and thought, I'll bring my scriptures this time. I got in there and the light was flickering and I was scared (Im a baby) and my comp was asleep and so I just felt sick, alone, and scared. So Immediately, I just looked up and said, "Heavenly Father, please just stop this light (it immediately stopped) In the name of Jesus Christ, amen." I opened my scriptures to where I was reading in Jacob 3, and verse 1 says;

"Look unto God with firmness of mind, pray unto Him with exceeding faith, and He will console you in your afflictions, and He will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction".

My testimony of this verse grew so quickly.

I was firmly praying because Satan was like,"Ahh she's weak, let me scare her!" (what a brat haha)
I don't even know where my strength came from in that the light (a physical thing), would just stop, but it did in the very middle of my prayer.
Console, He comforted me in my scared feelings in the time that I was having pain in my stomach.
And God pleaded my cause, I know He did. I know He loves to help us, and as He does so I know He wants us to feel His love for us too. Im so thankful for this experience, only for this reason, but other than this experience I could've done without ;)
But after all, Nothing in our lives just happens to happen, they happen because we have something to learn, that could help us or someone else, in the future.

I love God. My love for Him is simple it doesn't need to be complex at all, I've learned. I hope that you all, ALL, can try to do something to feel His love and to feel love for Him. It's a really peaceful and comforting feeling.

I also love you all!

PS Sorry for TMI haha. Have a great week!



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