October 19, 2016 – Do not believe Satan’s lies

This week was intense! Thursday night we were out contacting people in
an outlying area of our Ward, and people were like… “oh my gosh go
home! The storm! Oh my goodness!” And we’re like. Rain doesn’t stop
us. We kept working and we were fine but people kept actin’ crazy. But
then we get home and President and Sister Russell have a conference
call telling us to stay in for the weekend and they read the news to
us about this tsunami. Remember last week when I complained that our
area is the only area in the zone that isn’t on the coast? Yeah this
week I’m glad we’re not on the coast!! HAHA! It was pretty bad. But
I’ve seen worse storms in AZ so no worries!

I’m emailing today because today is our pday, because we’re going to
the temple!! I loooove the temple. I love the Medford temple. It is
such a beautiful and amazing place to be. I miss the temple so much.

This week is Book of Mormon week! We are trying to see who can pass
out the most Book of Mormons this week in our zone. Yesterday was
AWESOME!! We were walking down the street and this woman was sitting
on her porch and we decided to talk to her. She was super friendly and
we had a great time getting to know her and we had an awesome gospel
discussion. When we introduced the Book of Mormon, we told her that
Jesus Christ appeared to the people on the American continent. She
then said, “Oh of course. Jesus Christ loves all of God’s children. He
wouldn’t just visit people in the Middle East.” And we’re like, “Oh my
goodness you have to read this book!” And we taught her some more and
committed her to read 3 Nephi 11. And we told her we’d come back.
Later in the day, the elders texted us and said, “Did you give a Book
of Mormon to a lady named Sandy?” “Yes why?” “Because that’s Brother
Gill’s (our Ward mission leader’s) sister and he’s been trying to give
her a Book of Mormon for 35 years.” And we’re like OH MY GOSH THAT’S
SO MIRACULOUS!!

Church on Sunday was flippin’ sweet. In sacrament meeting the speakers
spoke on the Atonement and repentance. It inspired me to continue to
study the subjects in my personal study. This is from President Boyd
K. Packer’s talk in the October 2012 general conference:

“Throughout your life there may be times when you have gone places you
never should have gone and done things you never should have done. If
you will turn away from sin, you will be able one day to know the
peace that comes from following the pathway of complete repentance.”

I know that to be true. We all make mistakes. And we can become free
from that pain and that guilt from our sins. All because of our
Savior, Jesus Christ. He provided a way for us to repent and become
cleansed from sin. He suffered and died for every single one of us. No
matter what sin we committed, whether it be big or small, our Savior
has already atoned for it. After we completely and correctly repent of
our sins, our Heavenly Father remembers them no more. Isaiah 1:18
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. No
matter the stain that our sins leave, it can be completely removed
through repentance. After we are forgiven for our sins, we need to
forgive ourselves. I know that sometimes it is hard to believe that we
are worthy of happiness and peace. THOSE THOUGHTS ARE FROM SATAN! He
is trying to make you believe that you are not good enough to be
forgiven. He will be reminding you of your sins. DO NOT BELIEVE
SATAN’S LIES!

You are a child of God. He loves you and wants you to return to Him.
Jesus Christ provided a way for us to return to Him. I know that to be
true. I love my Savior and I love this gospel. I know that this gospel
blesses families and that we can be with our families after this life
and for eternity!

I love you all! And now I’m following up, I challenged you to set your
homepage as LDS.org who did it?! 🙂 if you didn’t, you can repent, and
still do it! 😇😉

Love,
Sister Dobbins

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