Call me Señor Shipley

Heyoooo,

Sorry I haven’t emailed in like 2 weeks, the motivation to write is on the down trend. Good stuff though, I doubt very many people read these anymore. (If you are reading this, there is $1,000 taped to the back of my xbox, not even my brothers read these anymore so you have a high chance of snagging the money if you hustle.)

This week was pretty good for missionary work and, as you read from my title, I’m a Spanish missionary now. JK but our mission is pushing the Spanish missionaries to send us people they’re teaching so we have been teaching a ton of English and we have found about 3 people that want to hear the gospel so that’s hype. Little does Gabe know I’ll be able to understand his Spanish perfectly.

Spiritual thought of the week comes from a cross reference I found while reading the Book of Mormon. It took me to Jeremiah 17:10 which reads, “I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruits of his doings.” I thought, hey why does it use the word “reins” here. I looked it up in the dictionary and it means, “Any means of control.” This is really interesting, the Lord isn’t just trying us for character development, Hes trying to see what has control of our hearts. He wants to see if we allow Him control, but He also notes what our actions are. When you are given a challenge, remember God wants to see who controls the desires of your heart.

Take care, bless up.

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