This week I spent a good twenty minutes on a metro talking to a woman about how my mission calling was the best job in the world. She simply asked me what I do after I had asked her about her life and she was very impressed with all I had to say. Although I am extremely biased, I really do think that being a missionary is the best thing in the world.
Every day all day long I get to see how the gospel can change lives. I have seen it bring so much joy into the lives of those around me and I love seeing how it ties families together for eternity.
This week we also had zone conference and focused on Joseph Smith. I know that he is a prophet of God and am so grateful for all that he has done. A scripture that really stuck out to me was D&C 135:33, "Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fullness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!"
I know that we can gain a testimony of him as we read the book of Mormon and ask God, our creator. I invite you to do so this week and have your testimony strengthened.