It passes all my understanding. Its simply amazing to know that we have a Heavenly Father. As the apostle Paul taught in Acts 17:29, we are the offspring of God. That is very simple in that it means to me that I am his son. With all the imperfections that I have, all the mistakes I make and all the times I doubt in myself or God does not diminish this fact.

As a missionary I have the great opportunity to go out and share the Gospel of Christ with others and so often people don’t have that realization, that ability to see themselves as more than “John Smith” or whatever their name. More than just a someone. Once someone realizes that they have Heavenly Parents they will be able to come to terms with themselves and not be so hard on themselves because of mistakes made in the past and when they make mistakes in the future they will want to be better and realize they can be better through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

I love quotes, I love when people smarter than me come up with some quick and easy sentence or paragraph that sums up my feelings that would normally take me two pages to express. Without further ado this is a quote that has helped me through many hard times in my life and I truly do believe that the man, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is an apostle of God and truly inspired.

“Don’t you quit. You keep walking, you keep trying, there is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon. Some come late. Some don’t come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be alright in the end. Trust God and believe in Good Things to Come.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

I would like all of you to know that this is so true. I know it through the power of prayer and I know that all of you can too, if we keep trying, keep doing our best and never ever quit things will be all right. Christ has overcome the world and that means he can carry us through it. If we endure to the end while living the Gospel of Jesus Christ then we will be able to be with our families for forever. I love my Heavenly Father and I am eternally grateful that he sent Jesus Christ, my elder brother to make it so we can all return home.  So don’t quit. You are the son or daughter of loving Heavenly Father.