How was your week? Hope it was great!
This week was pretty great, our ward had a few parties this week, it was pretty awesome! One was a farewell party for a family that was over the missionary work for the Chinese Group. So its sad to see them go. The Chinese work is really moving forward! It is awesome! The Lord is truly hastening His Work!

I studied Alma 59 this week!

Alma 59:1-2
Moroni truly cared for his people. He was happy of their success and he told everyone in all the land so they can know of the success of others and be united as a nation.

Alma 59:3
They obtained the land back miraculously because of the righteousness of the people that were trying to fight for the cities.

Alma 59:4
Moroni planned first then he acted. We need to think before we act. Observe then serve.

Alma 59:9
Moroni knew it was easier to maintain the city rather then letting it fall and try to retake it. It is easier to keep and maintain a strong testimony rather then letting it die out and try to build it up again. Faith is hard to rebuild because you already doubted once. But it can be rebuilt.

Alma 59:11-12
Moroni knew why cities were falling and he was sorrowful because of it. We need to help others strengthen their faith so they can withstand the mighty blows of the adversary. 
Have a great week!!
<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney


Whats up!

Things have been great this week! I had my first baptism on Saturday morning!

Sophy Chen has been so prepared throughout her life! She has been a great addition to the Chinese group! She is going to rekindle the fire that the group had and the work will take off! Its fantastic!

I studied Alma 50 this past week.

Alma 50:1
Moroni would not cease making preparations for war. He fortified and strengthened the cities of all the land. We need to be prepared against the temptations of Satan. We need to fortify and strengthen our testimony to withstand the Adversaries attacks.

Alma 50:9
In order to fortify and strengthen all the land they had to drive out all of the wickedness. We need to do the same in our lives. We need to remove wickedness and repent.

Alma 50:20
When God commands us to do something there is always a consequence whether it is good or bad. Keep the commandments ye shall prosper! Don't keep the commandments and ye shall be cut off! There is no middle ground!

Alma 50:22
The Lord truly does watch out for the righteous!

Alma 50:23,37
There was never a happier time because the people kept the commandments of God, and they had leaders who filled the role of Leadership with perfect uprightness before God. Righteous leaders and righteous people equals peace and prosperity!

Have an awesome week!!

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney
Sister Sophy Chen with her husband and baby girl 
Elder Gemperline and Elder Barney :)

Whats up!


This was a great week! Our Chinese investigator Sophy is getting baptized on Saturday! It is so great to see her faith in God grow and see how happy she gets when we talk about the gospel! I am really loving my mission!

This week I read Alma 46
46:5 - Amalickiah flattered the Natural Man by offering to give them power if he was able to rule over them. He used the natural mans weakness to gain power over them
46:21 - All it takes is one man to unite a nation whether for the bad or for the good. He can inspire a nation either way. All it takes is one domino to fall sadly. While with Moroni he unified the people for the good and unified them in purpose and the people were prepared to do anything they were commanded
46:18 - Sometimes the cost of discipleship is different then we expect. but when we have faith in God and we have endured it is well with us!
46:27&28 - Moroni knew what the consequence of disobedience was, so he was trying to keep the people righteous.
46:31 - The people under Moroni were ready to act on his command
46:36 - We need to show the enemy that we are unified and that we will stand for liberty. Be true Christians
46:49 - The blessings of having a knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Overall 46 - Be unified. Live the faith, show the faith, defend the faith. Always be ready to act on the commandments and promptings. Be an example of the believers at all times and in all places. Do not let the flattering of the adversary blind or distract you from the path of True Discipleship

Hope you have a great week!

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney

Zone Walk

We did a mission walk around a lake, here is a pic of my zone when I was on UW

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney



This week we had a great miracle. A random number texted us and introduced themselves as Wei Shu and they asked us if they could have a church tour on Thursday morning, we were super excited and we thought it was a man. No members could come so we were prepared to give it, then a women showed up! We decided to just have a lesson at the park across the street and she asked us how she can show her love to God and how can she become clean! She is on date for February 28th! It was awesome!

We were walking around yesterday, and the neighborhood was so loud, fireworks and screaming and yelling, Seahawks were winning 24-14 so Seattle was going beserek! Then we got in our car and drove to our dinner appointment at 7. We got out of our car and it was silent. You could hear a pin drop. Something was wrong... I got super happy because that meant that the Patriots were winning! We called a young man because our dinner appointment wasn't answering the door and he was like, the Seahawks are on the 1 yard line, Russell Wilson just hiked it... he threw the ball! And then yelling happened and he said, the Patriots just intercepted the ball... Game over... Boo Yah!! #NotAllowedToWatchTheSuperbowl #BlessedForObedience

On a more spiritual note...
A War Chapter really stuck out to me last week during my studies. Alma 49. 

Alma 49:7 - Talks about when we have bad intentions there will be bad results. We have to have charity for everyone and not do anything just for ourselves but to do things to help others and to please God.

Alma 49:23 - The Lord truly watches and protects the righteous, while Satan could careless about the people that choose to follow him (Alma 30:60)

Alma 49 - The reason the Nephites were so prepared and strong was because of the Leadership of Moroni. He was a Warrior-Prophet, so he was an inspired captain of the Nephite Army. He followed Gods commands which lead to the Nephite prosperity in the land. Like Moroni strengthened all of the weak points of the land, we have to strengthen the weak points of our testimony. We need to put on the Armor of God and NEVER take it off. We need to put on the armor and strengthen our weaknesses to make ourselves impenetrable to Satan and his temptations.

Have a great week!!

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney