Monday, November 24, 2014

Elder Jason Elquist, November 24th, 2014

Hey people,

I guess the holiday season is here and this time of year a lot of people are thinking about stuff they want or need  and forget what we are truly celebrating. The First gift of Christmas was not wrapped in fancy paper and tucked under a tree. The first gift of Christmas was from Heavenly Father to everyone who has lived or will live or who is curreting living. Heavenly Father sent his Son Jesus Christ to be born in a manger. Jesus Christ did everything for us and all we have to do to be able to live with everyone that we care about forever is Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receive the Gift of The Holy Ghost, and endure to the end.

I am thankful for a loving family who has helped me overcome so many trials. I am grateful for friends who love me and always have my back. I am thankful for the gospel and what peace it gives to my life. 

Elder Elquist (Jason)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Elder Jason Elquist, November 17th, 2014

In The Book of Mormon, 1st Nephi, there is this a well known scripture that everyone knows and could quote. It is "And my father dwelt in a tent".   I wanted to know why that verse is in there and why Nephi would write it in there. So I was thinking about what was happening in the scriptures at that point and Nephi and his family were just about to get the to the land Bountiful. Nephi and his family where about a few months away from the promised land.

Lehi was a prophet and he was suffering from hunger, thirst, and he was only sleeping in a tent.  A prophet of God was suffering but he had faith that he was going to get to the promised land. In our everyday life we all will go through hard times and if you are like me some times you will say that God does not care about you but that is wrong to do. If you have faith, Heavenly Father will make the hard times become the times on which we build our foundation. In Ether 12:27 the Lord says if men come unto Him, He will make their weak things become strong. I just wanted to encourage you all if you are going through a hard time keep going because soon you will be in your own promised land. I love you guys a lot.

Elder Elquist (Jason)

ps. I broke two of my front teeth last p-day playing lacrosse and someone hit me with a stick.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Elder Jason Elquist, November 10th, 2014

sup guys,

So this Wednesday when My companion and I were biking down this hill I almost hit a car. So my companion and I were riding down this hill and I was hauling and we went to turn left and I took the turn way to wide and there was this car park on the side of the sidewalk. I saw I was going to hit so I slam on my brakes and my brakes didn't stop so I was hauling at this car. when I was about a 6 inches away from I stopped. I know that Heavenly Farther is watching out for me because he sent someone or something to stop me because I should of hit the car and got really hurt. 

The picture is of the bathroom at a park that I run to almost every morning and we were just walking around at night and it got really foggy. Love you guys.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Elder Jason Elquist, November 3rd, 2014

Hey guys,

So nothing new has really happened to me just crashed a few more time on my bike. I have learned the hard way to tuck your pant legs into your socks. A lot my bike problems who not happen if I did that.

 Now I am going to compare my bike crash to getting a girl pregnant.
 A lot of people now a days do not obey the law Chasity because they feel like it prevents them from having fun or showing someone they love them.
 When I ride my bike with my pant leg not tucked into my sock it prevents a nice breeze from going up my leg when I am riding my bike down a hill and it makes it so my legs get even hotter when I am riding my bike up the hill. 

Now lets look at what they do if we follow them.
When you obey the Law of Chasity you develop a stronger love for Heavenly Father because he has given you the power to bring life into this world. It also helps you to have self control over how you feel towards someone.
When you tuck your pant legs into your sock it makes it so your pant leg doesn't get caught in bikes front derailleur and prevents you from crashing.

Now I am going to tell you what happens when you don't do these things.
When you don't obey the law Chasity you may not get a girl pregnant but you are taking a gift from God and you are making fun of Him by saying I don't care about You, I am going to take this gift that You have given me and make fun of You by misusing it.

Now when I don't tuck my pant leg in I don't always crash but when I do I crash hard.