Conversion

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Hi everybody! I hope you had a great week!  Things have been a little crazy in Aloha so far. Every day has been an adventure! We found five new investigators though! Hopefully they will continue to learn and progress in the gospel! Most of them are former investigators that we just stopped by and a couple of them are referrals from other members and missionaries.  The area is pretty small so we’re hoping that we can keep finding people. The other thing about being in a small area is that we’re on bikes. For the first few days in the area we didn’t have our bikes so we had to ride the sisters bikes! We looked pretty cute on the pink and green bikes! Mine even had a basket!
We went to our wards adult meeting for ward conference and it was really good. We had a discussion about if having a testimony and being converted are the same thing. We decided that they aren’t the same.  Testimonies are knowing that things are true. Conversion is living the
principles of the gospel.  We talked about how Peter had a really strong testimony but he became converted after the death of Christ. In Luke 22:32 Jesus tells Peter, “32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren”. Peter had been present for many miraculous events so he had a testimony, but he still needed to be converted. We can see this because after Jesus died, Peter went back to fishing. After the Savior told Peter to feed His sheep he started to become converted. Conversion doesn’t come all at once. It is a lifelong process of doing the will of our Heavenly Father that brings true and everlasting conversion.
I know that each of us need to become converted if we want to make it back to live with our Father in Heaven. I know that we can do that as we will the Gospel of Jesus Christ and seek to do what the Savior would do.
I love you all! Have a great week!
Love,
Elder Wilcock

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