Where is the light?


I cannot wait for #genconf! I feel like this is going to be such a powerful session of #genconf!

I love the video the church put out! If you haven't seen Because He Lives, repent and click on this link haha ;)  

I studied an awesome article in the Ensign this week, its called "Put on the Armor of Light"

We are the Light of the World! We have to let the light shine! The light we shine is the light of Christ. Its comforting, warm and peaceful and people want that, so share it! We need to reflect our light wherever we go. When we reflect the Saviors light, we receive it more abundantly in our lives adn we become more like the Savior. We need to cast out all darkness and put on the armor of light!

How do we put on the armor of light and dispel the darkness in the world?

We need to dispel the darkness in our life first by living more closely to the commandments and to the Gospel. We can dispel darkness with music. Music can uplift, enlighten and inspire! We can brighten lives through loving service. We need to love those we serve and serve those we love. We need to lift and bless those around us. 

Put on the Armor! (Romans 13:12, Ephesians 6:11-17)

I am so grateful for the Gospel and for the opportunity I have to be serving a mission!

#becausehelives #genconf #churchistrue

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney



Hope you had a great week!!

This was a pretty great week! We have been trying hard to meet with our investigators but they have been really busy. Yesterday was one of the greatest Church Meeting! We had 10/12 recent converts come to church, 7/9 chinese members came to church and Yan our investigator brought her husband to church! Now its not just Yan investigating, they are investigating as a family! It was so awesome! The sacrament talks were great and the mandarin class was so awesome even though I couldn't understand what they were saying 90% of the time, I felt the spirit 100% of the time! It was great! Yan and Eric loved it and they felt the spirit so strong! I am so excited to see this family progress!

I read an Article in the January 2012 Ensign 

What is looking up? 
It is looking to God for answers and guidance.
It is not looking around at others accomplishments and success
Looking up for Gods approval 

What we need to do to Look Up

1) Tap Into Spiritual Power
- We need that inspiration to make everyday decisions
- Scripture Study and Personal Prayer
- Be receptive to the answers you receive and act on it

2) Stay True To The Direction You Receive
- Received through personal revelation
- Don't let anyone dissuare you from acting on promptings you receive, even if they have good intentions

3) Don't Be Afraid To Act
- We know enough to move forward
- Use your best judgment while you are moving forward
- We are blessed as we make righteous choices
- Don't be afraid to make mistakes along the way, we are human
- Try new things, there is joy in the journey

4) Stand Your Ground, Be Steadfast and Immovable
- We are all in need of help, be patient, help will come
- Don't be afraid to act, keep doing good, blessings will come
- Keep a righteous routine and be willing to change when additional direction comes

Have a great week!!

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney

Ni hao!

Well transfers were today and Elder Gemperline got transferred and I am now with Elder Stringham! 

It's going to be an awesome transfer!

Well this was a pretty good week! Our chinese investigators want Sophy, our recent convert, to teach them because she is awesome! Her testimony is so inspiring!

I am so grateful for the privilege I have to serve the Lord! My testimony of everything has grown so much! Its great to see people see how the Gospel can bless their life, and they strive to make the changes necessary to align their lives with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

God truly answers prayers and He loves each one of us!

The purpose of missionaries is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. Gods purpose and Jesus Christ's purpose is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man and they are unified in that purpose because they love us all!

Hope you have a great week!!

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney

What's up?


How was your week? Did anything exciting happen last week?

The missionary work here has been pretty good! Its a little on the slow side but it will pick up soon :) Our investigators are not really committing to a return appointment, but they are still coming to church which is great! Right now we are trying to get the Chinese Group organized a little better, which will hasten the work even faster!

I read Alma 52, the War chapters in the Book of Mormon are awesome!

Alma 52:5-9
Teancum knew he could not defeat the Lamanites in their fortifications, so he retreated and made fortifications to protect themselves and waited for reinforcements. They knew their weak points so they fortified them. We need to do the same, we need to strengthen the weak points so we can stand against temptations.

Alma 52:11,15
Moroni really does care about his people. He tries to help them in their times of need. He is a great example of leadership.

Alma 52:17,19
Teancum abandoned his designs of attack and waited for Moroni so his army could be stronger because he knew it would have been a tough battle. They held a war council to determine a plan of attack. Think before you act!

Alma 52:32,37
Moroni did not delight in bloodshed, he always gave the enemy a opportunity to surrender. He had charity for everyone!

Alma 52:32-33
There is a big difference between the Nephite captains and the Lamanite captains. The Lamanites are proud and bloodthirsty while the Nephites are willing to let them surrender.

Hope you have a great week!

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney