So spiritual out pouring of the week, Sacrament Meeting. I am not going to tell you the story that he shared, but just know. The Atonement is real. Go to sacrament meeting next sunday, ask God to help you with whatever your struggle might be and He will. After Sacrament we had the opportunity to watch 12 steps to change with a family that is addicted to alcohol. We meet with a boy named Kevin. He is 18 years old and he cannot go to sleep without drinking alcohol. When he and his sister were little, their grandma would offer them alcohol. He would drink. She would not. They have an older brother named Carlos. He is about 24 and just got out of jail. He asks Kevin, his little brother to drink with him. Kevin wants to be a good example their youngest brother, but does not know where to start. As we are talking, their step dad walks in drunk. Kevin tells us that the thing that motivates him to make it though the work day is knowing that he can have a drink in the evening. This problem with alcohol started when they were very young. I look at my life and look how fortunate I am not to have to of delt with the problems that alcohol brought because my family set the example when we were young that Alcohol is dangerous. It dulls senses, increases anger, and brings a number of health problems. I feel so bad for my friend Kevin. He is such a great kid. Is there anyway out? Yes and it is though the Atonement of Jesus Christ. If one has the desire to change their life and ask him for help, I can promise, he can and will make all the difference. I did not know how real addictions were until I came out here and meet so many great people that hide their addictions from whomever it may be. But the thing that i told kevin is, you can lie to me, your family, your friends, even yourself, but there is one you cannot lie to and that is God. He know us personally and he sent his son Jesus Christ to die for us. I know this gospel is so true or else I would not give 2 years of college, of dating, of my family and of my life than to help these ppl, to let them know that God is real. That He is there when we need him the most and even when we don't need him. If any of you or anyone you know struggles from addiction, their are programs, and videos that are labeled 12 steps to change. Watch em. I have watched ppl struggle from smoking and the way that they gained their testimony of whether god was true is by reading the book of mormon everytime they had a craving. This is the way that they knew this book was from God and not from a man. It helped them stop, live free and clean! The book of mormon works miracles!! I love you all and feel of the spirit every day! Hope you have a great week!