Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Words from Sister Hailey Overson in Nevada

I cannot adequately express the feelings of joy that missionary work has brought me. Stephanie was baptized on Saturday. She was glowing! It was such a beautiful day for everyone involved. As she went into the font and was baptized, her little boy had his little face squished up against the glass, watching his mom without saying a word. He was mesmerized! It hit me then, as I watched her go under the water, as her two-year watched the same thing, how incredible this all was. What an incredible example she was being for her entire family. That little boy saw his mother as she went into that water and came up a brand new, beautifully clean person.

That is the miracle of this restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Through baptism and through repentance and the Atonement, we can be made new! And every week, we can go to church and renew those covenants we made at baptism by taking the Sacrament. This gospel is a gospel of hope, a gospel of love. Christ's love was and is so strong that He suffered for every single one of us. He came to this earth, established His perfect church, suffered for our sins, then died and was resurrected FOR EACH OF US. So that every one of us have the opportunity to live again. If you haven't seen it or if it's been a while if you have, or even if you just watched it a week or two seconds ago! Please take the time to watch "Because of Him." You can find it on Youtube. Please share this video with everyone and anyone you know who might need to know that they can have a fresh start. That they will live again and that they will see their lost loved ones again. That everything is possible because of Jesus Christ. 

I don't mean to get preachy or nothin. But I want you all to know that I know that we can all begin anew. Christ invites ALL to come unto Him. To find the joy and peace and comfort that comes from the step of faith that Stephanie took on Saturday. I know that this church is true, that the church that Jesus Christ established 2000 years ago has been brought back to the earth. How glorious!! I love you all sooo much and am so grateful to know every single one of you. 

Sister Overson

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