California Roseville Mission

California Roseville Mission
Sister Jazzie Hood

My Missionary Scripture D&C 68:6

Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the Living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.
D&C 68:6

Monday, January 2, 2017


Hey Homies!!


It was so awesome to see all y'all! It was great! I don't have a whole
lot to say because I told y'all everything yesterday... so I will share
some of my studies with y'all!

Here's a quote by Neal A. Maxwell I read this morning that really made
me think...

“Premortality is not a relaxing doctrine. For each of us, there are
choices to be made, incessant and difficult chores to be done, ironies
and adversities to be experienced, time to be well spent, talents and
gifts to be well employed. Just because we were chosen ‘there and
then,’ surely does not mean we can be indifferent ‘here and now.’ …
“In fact, adequacy in the first estate may merely have ensured a
stern, second estate with more duties and no immunities! Additional
tutoring and suffering appears to be the pattern for the Lord’s most
apt pupils. (See Mosiah 3:19; 1 Peter 4:19.) Our existence, therefore,
is a continuum matched by God’s stretching curriculum. …
“Agreeing to enter this second estate, therefore, was like agreeing in
advance to anesthetic--the anesthetic of forgetfulness. Doctors do not
deanesthetize a patient, in the midst of what was previously
authorized, to ask him, again, if it should be continued. We agreed to
come here and to undergo certain experiences under certain conditions”
(in Conference Report, Oct. 1985, 21; or Ensign, Nov. 1985, 17).

I have had to read this like 5 times but finally it makes so much
sense. Because we were strong and valiant in the preexistence, we are
able to withstand more heat and more trial... interesting...

We all kept our 1st estate (choosing to come to earth) and now we are
in the in-between of keeping our second estate (choosing, still, to
follow Heavenly Father and our Savior here on earth). With that choice
to keep our first estate we authorized Heavenly Father to put us in
the fire to test our strength and dedication to Him and purify us of
the fallen state that we came here to overcome through our Savior,
Jesus Christ. Luckily though, we aren't ever alone. We were provided a
Savior to make that purification and sanctification possible. This is
just such a perfect plan. We are so blessed to have this knowledge!
Ahh!!! So grateful! It just blows my mind how merciful, just and
loving our Heavenly Father and our Savior are. So blessed.. 😊

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