Sunday, April 2, 2017
First of all, daylight savings totally caught me by surprise this year! Haha yesterday there was a regional broadcast that was on temples, and the importance of consistent temple attendance. There wasn't a lot that directly applicable to me as a missionary, but I was able to receive some personal revelation that was pretty cool, especially in the light of zone training coming up here on Friday. We also had MLC at the mission home, and it was pretty good. I learned a lot about distinguishing the doctrine when you teach, instead of teaching a principle or a policy. A doctrine is an eternal truth, where as a principle is a doctrine packaged for application, and a policy is a temporary rule to protect or defend an eternal truth. Take, for example, the word of wisdom. This is a law of health, and if we obey it, we are promised to run and not be weary, and walk and not faint. But what is the eternal truth behind this policy? The answer is the eternal truth that our bodies are a temple. The Word of Wisdom, as it is written, has not always been in place. During Christ's earthly ministry the sacrament used wine, which is prohibited in the word of wisdom. But the root of the policy, once again, is that our bodies are a temple, and we need to treat them as such.
Today for P-day we went frisbee golfing, and it was actually pretty fun. We played around 36 holes, and my arms are pretty sore right now lol also, our mission vehicle is now a truck. Much better than our little Toyota Corolla.
Alright, well I hope everyone has a great week. Always be an example of the Savior and the standards that we have Covenanted to live by.
Elder Fa'afetai Phipps