Monday, March 30, 2015

The resurrection of Jesus is the most glorious of all messages to mankind


How is everyone doing? 

So this last week has been CRAZY. Which I feel like I say every week, but honestly so much happens every week that I can hardly comprehend it all. Everything just feels like a dream. I can hardly believe it's Monday already. So we essentially just eat. All the time. I always feel like I am eating here!! Which is something I will never complain about because the food is so good. But I am definitely going to get fat at this rate. 555 Sisaket has that reputation though! Every missionary that ever serves here gains weight!! They feed you so much.
As for lessons, we taught a lot of short spiritual thoughts about the Savior. We are starting the new initiative about Christ and His resurrection. Focusing on the purpose of Easter and why we celebrate it. No one really has a concept of Easter here in Thailand. The only thing they know, if they know anything, is that there are eggs and bunnies. So we've been inviting everyone to visit the website: to learn more about the true meaning of Easter.
The website is only in 39 languages so we feel lucky to be represented. I have been thinking so much lately about what it means to me that Christ was resurrected and something I came across in the BD during a personal study really stood out to me.
It says:
"The resurrection of Jesus is the most glorious of all messages to mankind." 

That got me thinking. WHY? Why is that the most glorious of all messages to mankind. It doesn't say "one of the most" it actually says "THE most". 

Mosiah 16:7-8 - This is the answer.

"7 And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.
8 But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ."

Because Christ was resurrected we can have HOPE in knowing we all will be resurrected as well. That is no light claim. Having HOPE in that knowledge is what drives me to do all the work I do every day. And that HOPE comes from the faith that I have developed in Jesus Christ. 
The first principle of the gospel isn't just "Faith", but "Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement".
And the Atonement was only completed BECAUSE Christ was resurrected. I know He lives. And I know that because He lives, we all will live again. 

Find out for yourself:

Everyone watch the video! 

Love you all! 
Have a great week.
The church is true.

-Sister Burbank :)

Our fish dinner

Getting fresh coconuts