Elder Hendrix and Elder Torres
Sunday I gave a talk in church on agency and how our agency allows us to choose the paths of life that we can take. It was a lot easier to speak this past Sunday than when I had to give a talk my third week in the field! I'm improving a little! In my talk I talked about what I shared in my email a week back. Also, I had an epiphany this past week. As I was reading my scriptures, I realized one of the reasons why we have the stories in the scriptures. Every person, prophet, or disciple in the scriptures is written about or gives their story because of the trial they are going through. Think about that for a minute.
If you were to read about a prophet that was never tempted or tried, they probably wouldn't be in the scriptures or you would be bored reading it. However, when you read about the story of Job, losing everything that he had, Nephi, from The Book of Mormon, being tried and tested by his siblings, or the stories of the wars. We find ourselves engaged in these stories and we can learn so much from them. To me, this is an answer as to why we have trials. If God has given the most humble, God following men this earth has ever seen, hard trials, what makes you think he wouldn't give you one too?
If we think in the way that our trials will mold us into better, sharper human beings. we will have a better outlook on life, we will appreciate the trails, and grow closer to our Savior!!!
Elder Solis, Elder Pena, Elder Murphy and Elder Hendrix on P-Day
Yes, he ate both of these......That's like four hotdogs.