Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I am part of the Fellowship...

I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.

My pace is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won't give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I've preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until He returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes.

And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My colors will be clear for "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.." (Romans 1:16)

By Dr. Bob Moorehead

Monday, October 8, 2012

Last Email home --- Conference was amazing..

Date:     Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Email #105 – Kimberly, ID

Hey Mom,
   So I was going to write you all personal letters, but things have been way too busy to do that. So I am sending you all a personal email. I hope you all enjoy that.
Conference was amazing and my heart was on fire the whole time.  I loved how strong and bold the messages were. I can't remember who said it but I found it amazing how they said it will take more to be safe in the Gospel than just going to church or church activities. The gospel has to be a part of the home. I have found that to be so very true in the gospel. It has to be more than a social thing.
   The overall message that I got out of conference was that the end is getting closer and we need to step up our game. My question for conference was actually how I could better apply the gospel to my life, and boy did I get an answer. lol. I also noted how much more passionate they seemed when talking about the family. I got a lot of good tips on what to do for the family I will probably have.
   My temple trip was amazing. I truly felt my Saviors and Heavenly Fathers love for me. I went in hoping to know if all that I had done out here was enough. I was feeling very sorrowful for my past mistakes, and my mind was full of doubts and fear that I may have done wrong. But as I sat in the Celestial room, I thought back to those moments, and confronted them. As I did so I literally felt the pain and sorrow wash away. I still have the memory, but no emotion is attached to it. I gave thanks and praises to God for his mercy and love for one so flawed and imperfect as myself. He is real, and He really does love us. Oh how grateful I am. I never want to forget that feeling.
   Also as I left the temple I felt a greater desire to go out and just WORK! I have only a week and a few days left, but it is still the Lord’s time.
   I love you Mom, Know that your son has a testimony of the restored gospel, and our Savior Jesus Christ. He is the author of our salvation, and through non other can we even hope to return to our Father in Heaven with our families. I cannot wait to see you again. Till then stay cool!
                           -Elder Bevell-

Monday, October 1, 2012

Countdown has begun...

Date:     Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM
Email #104 – Kimberly, ID

Hello Bevells!
   The true countdown has begun. This is it, the final month, the final stretch, the last slice of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner and I am SO FULL!!!! lol. At dinners when people ask me how long I've been out my usual response is "well over a year." But now my companion just answers for me and says "he has 3 Sundays left." lol big help he is. (roll eyes)
   So much has been going through my head, what we need to do to help our investigators progress, the final temple trip with President Cannon is coming up this week, school, DATING (^-^) and a job. All the usual wonderful stuff that life brings. I laughed at Matthews comment about getting married. I'm not sure I want to get "hitched" that quickly. But that isn't the thing that's on the front of my mind. It's the mission in all honesty. So much good is happening right now, and Elder Rogers and I are always making progress with each other. We haven't gotten along all the time, he is very firm in what he wants to do and that is to be the most obedient missionary he can be. And he is the most obedient missionary I have ever seen. I really look up to him for that, he's a born leader and has no problem in rebuking other Elders for not acting like elders. He has been a huge help in keeping me focused.
   This last week’s theme has been "moving". We helped the same family for three days pack up all their stuff. Needless to say it really cut in to our proselyting hours. But we were still able to teach 20 lessons this week! That was the best part of the week. We have been trying to teach whenever we speak. If we say hi to someone sitting on a bench at the park we take the time to ask about their family and teach them how we believe families can be together forever. At doors if they don't let us in we ask them if we can come back at a better time, if they say no, we invite them to the Boise Temple open house, if they say no to that we give them a card, if they say no to that we ask them if they know of anyone who would listen to our message! lol, it's so much fun.
   I'm so excited for all that is happening with you all. Be safe Breck on your trip to school, I know you will always be careful. The best advice that comes to my mind is really pay attention to the promptings you get from the Holy Ghost. I got Izaak's email, thanks for that Bro!
   Gosh, I’m so excited and uber scared at the same time. I'm gonna end this email here before I get too trunky. lol. I love you all and I thank you for all you have done for me while out here. I truly do have the best family. Take care, fight the good fight and stay cool!!
                  -Elder Bevell-

p.s. I have not received my travel info yet Mom.