Redeeming the past, changing the future.

Dear Everyone:

When I got to Topsham I found a nice little quote on the back of the mirror in the bathroom.
"What you do in the present redeems the past and thereby changes the future."
I love it.
That sums up a mission pretty perfectly. How it applies to my life, the lives of those around me and those we work with. It doesn't matter what we've done previously in life. Who we WERE can be completely and totally changed by what we DO today. And that changes who we BECOME.
That's the whole purpose of the Gospel. To help us know what to choose today, to become better than we were, and to reach our full potential of what we can become.
I know I've shared this video before, but I really love it. Waiting on Our Road to Damascus totally fits this quote. Saul was a terrible person. He was imprisoning and killing Christians mercilessly. Yet, because of one miraculous experience, he changed. And because of that change, he changed his future - he became Paul and eventually became the kind of man who gave one of the greatest teachings on charity ever!
Alma the Younger was the same. He was also a terrible, terrible person, and he eventually became one of the greatest prophets in the Book of Mormon! He taught on faiththe Plan of Salvation, and so many other amazing things!
Both these examples are kind of unique, because they had pretty extreme moments of change. But guess what.
You can too. And you can make it happen.
All it takes is 20 seconds of extreme courage everyday to change the world. Serious. Try it.
And it's even easier when it's YOUR world you're trying to change.
The Gospel brings happiness. I see it all day, everyday. It really works!
We just have to let it.
It's scary. It's hard.
The world today is all about 'bigger and better'. So why not go for the BEST - eternal salvation?

That's my spill for the week. Nothing too exciting has been happening here. Sister Keigley has a few health problems that keep us from going out sometimes, so we've been struggling finding new people to teach. It's mostly due to a lack of effort on our part though, so hopefully we'll be able to figure out a way to do more.
Life is going good.

Love you all!

Sister Lindsey Berg

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