And I would like to share an experience connected to that that happened over the week. So my companion and I were bike riding down a slope when she saw someone sitting there as we whizzed by. We knew we had to turn around to talk to her - we felt it. And as we did, we got to know her a little bit. She was 15 years old and she opened up and my companion shared how not all families are nuclear or picture perfect but how she knew God loved her individually. And as the girl was having a moment, I related Joseph Smith's experience in the sacred grove to her. And she said 'that was powerful.' And then she explained how just as we rode by, she had run away from home for a bit and she was praying to God and asking if He was there and if He was, whether He was mindful of her when we stopped to talk to her and to tell her from our very souls that God lives and loves her and is mindful of her and had put us in each others paths that day. It is such a blessing to be an instrument in the hand of the Lord. I remember when I first knew that God was there and felt His love. And I was very blessed to watch this girl realise it for the first time also.
he said (according to my notes) to be a little better, be a little kinder, associate and respect those not of our faith. He said to remember the elderly and home-bound. And he promised us blessings from heaven, to come home safely, to become more valiant disciples and he left the Lord's blessings upon all of us.
I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet of God. He is the Lord's mouthpiece. God speaks to us today just as much as he did in ancient times. And through his prophet, God has called me to serve in Adelaide for a period of 18 months. I love this gospel, I love being a missionary. And most of all, I love that you don't have to rely on what I say, but you can know these things too. And God will speak to you through His Spirit, and you can know.
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