Saturday, May 3, 2014

Testimony vs. Conversion . . .

Words from a wise young missionary :) . . .

Dear Family,

Thank you all so much for your letters and emails that I received last week! It is always such a nice surprise to have mail! Also, thank you for the hardcopy pictures that you sent. It is really nice to be able to look at them whenever I want and not just on P-day.

Congratulations, Dad, on the new calling to the BYU Stake. That will be a great opportunity for you all to grow and help others grow as well. Something that I have seen on the mission is that those early to mid 20's years are the hardest; it is important to retain a testimony and conversion through these years. If a person can remain converted to the gospel through those years, they will be converted for life.

This is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately, the difference between a testimony and a conversion. Sometimes we thing that a testimony is a conversion, but really a testimony is what leads us to conversion. A testimony is a knowledge of something we know to be true, while conversion is an action! How can we be truly converted if we never act? Conversion is what shows that we are willing "to leave behind the nets in an instant and follow HIM"! (Matthew 4:19-20)

I know that if we convert ourselves to the Lord, to His gospel, and to His plan, we truly will find the eternal blessings and treasures that are promised to us in Heaven. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and if we convert ourselves fully, we will have His blessing.

The English class is still a little so-so right now, with not much out of class practice going on, and the attendance changes every time! New people, so it is a little hard, but we are doing our best!

I love you all so much, and hope that you doing great!

Elder Garrett McEwan :)

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