Friday, November 16, 2012

Kung Fu Master Lesson

For those of you who have not seen Kung Fu Panda. It is awesome. It is about a Panda named Po. In the being he is just a waiter at his dad's noodle restaurant, but then while at The Dragon Warrior selection ceramony he is selected by Master Oogwaya to be The Dragon Warrior. Meaning he will be able to read the Dragon Scroll and become the most powerful Kung Fu Master in all of China.

The funny this was that Po had no Kung Fu training. How in the world was he suppose to transform himself into The Dragon Warrior?

He had to be taught by someone who knew what to do. Someone with the most experience around. Someone that could teach him how to become the best. It had to be a Master who would see Po full potential and get him to that point.

It wasn't easy for Po to become a Kung Fu Master but as we all know Rome wasn't built in a day. It took time and alot of work for him to become a Master but he was able to do it because of his Master pushing him.

All of you know that my mission is soon coming to end. The past two years have gone by in a blink of an eye. Its gone so fast!

When I first came out to be a missionary I 100% felt like Po. I felt like I didn't know any thing about being a missionary. I like Po was blessed to have one the best missionaries in my mission to be my trainer (Master). My trainer pushed me out of my bubble and helped me to become a missionary. I learned so much from Elder Kuck during those six weeks I was with him.

During my mission I have gotten to go all over and to learn alot about myself and the church. The only thing I can say is I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father. That loves us even tho we all make mistakes. I know that he is with us during the good times and the bad times of our life. I know that the Book of Mormon improves the quality of our lives. I have seen how the Book of Mormon has changed peoples lives in Montana, Wyoming and even North Dakota! I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Green Lantern Lesson

Today I want to talk about The Green Lantern. Not the movie, but the superhero. I’m going to talk about his super powers. How they work and why they work.
The super powers that The Green Lantern is known for are but are not limited to is flying and creating things with his ring.

Members of the Green lantern core are chosen by their Green Lantern ring because of their goodness and strong will. Their rings are powered by the user’s emotions, but to be more specific Green Lantern rings are powered by will power and creativity. His ring is like the world’s best Swiss Army knife, because it can create any tool or weapon at any moment he wants.

This ring gives him great power, but just like any other cordless power tool it can run out of power. He has to charge it. He charges it with his Green Lantern. He has to charge his ring so he can use it to be a superhero, just like we have to charge our cell phone to be able to call people. He is able to do all sorts of amazing things because he charges his ring. If he didn't charge his ring he wouldn't be the Green Lantern. He would just be some guy with a green ring that didn't have the power to do anything.

We are just like the Green Lantern. We too go through our days fighting Villains (temptations) and disasters (trials). Our ring would have to be the scriptures. The scriptures are our multipurpose tool that can help us get through anything, as long as we use them, that we read them. That while we read them (the scriptures) we try to apply them to our lives. I know that as I have read the scriptures and looked for things to help me I have found them. I know that this can happen to you too if you read the scriptures.

The scriptures become more powerful in our lives as we go to the church. We charge our ring for the next weeks coming battles when we go to church. When we go to church we receive strength and knowledge. The strength to keep moving forward and we also receive the knowledge of what we need to do. In other words we receive guidance not only for our trails, but also to help us further understand the scriptures.

I know that by reading the scriptures and going to church we will be able to become the best Green Lanterns that our heavenly Father has ever seen, that we won’t have to worry about ever being someone with just a green ring. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Our Foundation

We all know the story of The 3 Little Pigs. They each build a house. One made his home from straw another made his from sticks and the last one made his out of bricks. Then the Big Bad Wolf comes to the house of straw and huffs and puffs and blows it down. Then he goes to the house made of  sticks and he huffs and he puffs and blows this house down too. Then he comes to the house made of bricks and he huffs and puffs and isn't able to blow it down. He couldn't blow it down like the other homes because it had a firm foundation that would not fail.

Just like in story of The 3 Little Pigs Satan comes to our home and he huffs and puffs and tries to blow it down. When this happens does your home still stand strong? How do we make our home made of brick instead of straw?

 In the Book of Mormon a Prophet named Helaman gives his sons advice on this very same thing. In Helaman 5:12 it says  "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

I know that if we take the advice from Helaman and build a foundation in Christ by reading the scriptures and praying for guidance in life. That not only will the quality of our life improve but when Satan comes to huff and puff to blow our home down he will fail. I leave this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.