Tuesday, October 28, 2014

News from Guam - October 2014

HEY HEY HEY, ITS SKINNY PAYNE! hahaha that was dumb... ok haha
What is this I hear of another dog I can eat when I get home, yes! Well this week has been good nothing to note yet other than I gotta chance to stop by and have dinner with Justin and Crystal. They were super excited and super nice and the food was awesome (though it made me super trunky because i miss food like that). It was a super good time and we had a super good lesson too, well I felt it went well you will have to ask them about it. haha You can be my insider haha.  
Well this week was kind of normal, outside of that, coming up on a new transfers next week so, sipwe iotek pwe upwe chok nomnom non dededo south haha. 
So I came across this cool scripture the other day in my studies, it was Alma 41:12-13 me a era 
"12 And now behold, is the meaning of the word restoration to take a thing of a natural state and place it in an unnatural state, or to place it in a state opposite to its nature?
 13 O, my son, this is not the case; but the meaning of the word restoration is to bring back again evil for evil, or carnal for carnal, or devilish for devilish—good for that which is good; righteous for that which is righteous; just for that which is just; merciful for that which is merciful.
So when I read this I had a thought that that is the reason that we call it the RESTORATION of the Gospel of Jesus Christ because to restore something is to bring it back in its natural state.  Alma is referring to the ressurrection and says that all of our body will be "restored" limb for limb and joint for joint so we will be brought back to the way we were before.  This definition also applies to the gospel, it was brought back word for word and doctrine for doctrine.  Well I don't know if this makes sense to any one else but for some reason it just clicked in my head.  Food for thought.

Well love you all very much!

Elder Jeff Payne
The Payne's have a new pet dog (Cocoa needed a friend)...

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