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A Plan of Happiness

Sorry I haven't written in a while. I have been contemplating a lot on the Plan of Salvation or another name for it is the Plan of Happiness.

 I recently found out that my Grandfather died. He had Alzheimer's so we were already losing him piece by piece. It was heartbreaking seeing him that way. It is hard losing a loved one. I now know that I had already guessed when the time came it would be hard but not as hard as I thought. So today I want to share something that gives me peace about my Grandfather who I grew up calling Papa.

The Plan of Happiness
Mine or your life didn't begin at birth and it won’t end at death. That is an amazing thing to know! It doesn't end with death.
Before we came to earth, our spirit lived with Heavenly Father who created us. You and I knew Him, and He knew and loved us.
He had a plan for us and we all knew it would be hard. But He isn't going to leave us alone to roam in the dark. He promised His spirit would be there when we needed Him. Even though it feels like it sometimes, we’re not alone in our journey.
The secret to Happiness to True Happiness comes from following Christ, serving others and helping them to follow the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, and following the promptings of the Spirit. Regardless of what you do or don’t have in this life, your deepest, most lasting happiness will come from knowing God’s plan and following it.
Sometimes bad things happen–even when we make good choices. A Faith that isn't tested shouldn't be trusted. We will all have hard times. We get sick. Loved ones die. We lose our job or home. Our spouse is unfaithful. It’s hard not to ask why God allows us to suffer so much. But all these things can bring us closer to Him and even make us stronger if we endure faithfully. Turn to Him! He doesn't like to see you suffer He understands your pain and can help you through your trials.
After all this we have endured we can ALL live again because of the gift of Resurrection that Jesus Christ gave to us!

I know that Christ my Savior and Redeemer lives! I know that God lives and loves me so much! I know that I will see my Papa again and I know that he is in a better place doing the work of the Lord. I love God's Plan of Happiness! It means so much more to me know personally! And I KNOW that because of this plan that I CAN LIVE AGAIN!

April ALREADY!?

I can't believe it is already April and in 2 more months the year will be half over! AH!

Sixth
We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

Primitive church? being the first or earliest of the kind or in existence, especially in an early age of the world (dictionary.com)
Apostles? The organization of twelve apostles who are chosen as special witnesses of Christ to all the world.

Prophets? Like the prophets of old, prophets today testify of Jesus Christ and teach His gospel.

Pastors? We call them Bishops but it means, Greek episkopos, meaning “overseer,” an office or position of responsibility. Hence, Jesus is called the “Bishop of your souls” (1 Pet. 2:21–25). Judas is also spoken of as having a “bishoprick,” reflecting the fact that the Twelve are overseers (Acts 1:20; D&C 114).

Evangelists? evangelist is defined as a patriarch

We have all of these in the restored church! I don't know what I would do without all of these callings! I am so thankful for them!