I am typing this email right now on the way to the church to get wifi. I am sorry that this email might be a little short, I literally have zero time. Just know that I love you all, and you all are in my prayers, morning-day-and night.
This week was another fantastic one, though I don't think it would be possible for me to say other wise...
The one thing that I want to highlight is pretty obvious, GENERAL CONFERENCE!
For those you aren't of our faith, General Conference is one of the most spectacular events we have in our church. It is an opportunity we have to listen to men/women that are called of God. As an actual piece of sound evidence and testimony, I know that those people are called of God. Especially, our beloved Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I don't think that I need to mention the fact that it is even more incredible when you are a missionary. Literally, you eat it all up like actual candy. It is hilarious when you are actually saying out loud, "wait! don't stop" when one of the Apostles is giving their ending testimonies. I titled this email DOCTRINE because I figure that the single most priceless thing that I have in my life the knowledge of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I mean that with everything I am. Nothing is more important.
All us missionaries rave constantly about doctrine. The past mission president before President Griffen was President Fenn. From what I hear, he was one of the most scripturally versed people anyone had ever met. He knew the entire Book of Mormon, D&C, and PoGP by memory (literally people would test him constantly and he could recite it all) He had read every translation of the Bible. And answered anyone's questions about doctrine. And you want to know his secret? His wife is Elder McConkie's daughter! So at every family dinner they discussed the gospel. ( cool fact: Elder McConkie was one of the main author's of all of the footnotes at the bottom of the Book of Mormon and Bible) So ya, crazy amazing things were discussed at dinner. So me and my companion have decided that the only way to understand everything as deeply as those men, is to marry into the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. So Mom and Dad, please make a list of all the available daughters/granddaughters....
Hahahaha all joking aside...
I testify that the only way to understand and know that Jesus is the Christ is through studying the standard works and the words of the Prophets. They are special witnesses of our Savior.
If you don't know that those things are true, PRAY TO KNOW!
God is the source of all truth and knowledge, and he loves you. He will answer any questions you have I promise that.
Our Savior Jesus Christ WILL be there for you, regardless of your circumstance of knowledge, your past or your future, He loves you.
I love you all! zero time, I'll balance things better next week,
Love Elder Stewart-Chester