Sunday, September 15, 2013

That they may witness unto thee

One of the things that I like the most about being a member of the YSA branch is that there are many opportunities to serve. Today I was approached by the elders quorum president to help him bless the sacrament. It had been a while since I had blessed the sacrament and I was a bit nervous. He asked me to break and bless the bread. As the sacrament hymn started I stood and started breaking the bread. A melancholic feeling came over me as I broke the bread into small pieces. The deep symbolism of what I was doing came into my mind. The perfect body of Christ was broken for me. Today as I broke the bread I realized that I was directly responsible for the breaking of his body. His suffering was directly caused because of me just as in the same way that I broke his body today. As I finished I could barely contain my tears but I kept calm as I read the sacrament prayer. It is a beautiful prayer when read out loud. The promises that both God and we make are beautiful. It was a great blessing for me to be able to administer in the sacrament today.

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- Aurelio

Saturday, September 7, 2013

For a wise purpose

I had just written one of my best blog posts ever when my internet explorer closed unexpectedly! I can't believe it. Well I will not rewrite everything again. I just want to share with you my testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know that it is the word of God along with the Bible and the other books of modern, revealed scripture that our Heavenly Father has given us in these latter days. I know that as we read it we draw closer to God and his Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. I know when I read it I feel God's love and mercy for me. I know that the stories containted therein are true. I know that the people whose struggles we read about in that sacred book had faith and trust in the Savior like no else has ever had before. I am forever grateful that God has chosen to give us this great book in these days. In it I find strength and hope in my darkest moments. I know that you too can learn these things for yourself as you read, pray and study this sacred book. For a free copy please visit

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