Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's the most wonderful hour of the day!

Sent December 13

People are a lot nicer during the Christmas season. Unless it's 8 o'clock at night and it looks like the sun's never going to rise again outside.

Here's a new parody (to the tune of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year") to kind of :
It's the most wonderful hour of the day!
When the people are sleeping
And we are still knocking
On all of their dooooooors!
It's the most wonderful hour of the day!

But, of course, it doesn't stop us. No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing #truth

There's an older couple in this ward that always invites the missionaries over. We call them Grandma and Grandpa, because they're all the missionaries' adopted grandparents. I'd actually met them before when my previous companion needed to come up here for doctors' appointments. We stopped by Grandma and Grandpa's house for food. The minute I walked into their home, I was showered with love from Grandma and Grandpa. Talk about unconditional love. They have it for everyone!

Because they are so close with the sister missionaries, they invited us to come with them to get their patriarchal blessing. Getting a patriarchal blessing is a guaranteed spiritual experience. Patriarchal blessings date waaaaaay back to Adam, the first mortal ever on earth. He gave a patriarchal, or father's, blessing to his sons and then they gave them to their sons...and so on. Eventually, Abraham, with whom God made the Abrahamic covenant as described in the Bible, gave his patriarchal blessing to his son, Isaac, then Isaac to his son, Jacob, whose name was later changed to Israel. Israel gave his patriarchal blessing to all 12 of his sons, who are known as the 12 Tribes of Israel. One of those sons, Joseph, begat two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, and gave the former the patriarchal blessing. 

Phew. That was a lot of info. But what other Christian church teaches about patriarchal blessings and the gathering of Israel straight out of the Bible? This is one of the most important doctrines that is required to be in God's Church. And the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just happens to teach it :D

I was honored and humbled to have been able to participate in the bestowal of the patriarchal blessings upon Grandma and Grandpa. I got emotional and the Spirit was so strong #asguaranteed

Afterwards, the patriarch's wife thanked us for coming. She said we just bring a Spirit that helped her husband receive direct revelation from God to give to Grandma and Grandpa.

What a wonderful time of the year!
Sister Wen

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