Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thought for the Day

Dear Family,
The last 4 days have been just as Crazy & buzy as I told you they would be but our new Mission President is wonderful and his wife is amazing also.  We hit it off with them so good that we ALMOST wish we were going to be here longer so we could serve with them.  The Kimball's are a little more Mature than we thought they would be and we are a bit nervous about them taking over here; but we have faith that the Lord Qualifies whom He calls" so we are sure they will be up to the task when the time comes.  They don't know computers much at all, and neither one of them wants to drive but said they will both try in a few days.  A new couple from the office in JoBurg brought them up on Saturday and it usually takes 5 hours.  Somehow they got lost 3 or 4 times and we ended up meeting them at the Border to help them through after 10 hours and I'm not sure where they had been and they didn't know either.  Well, I'll write more later but it's time for us to go to bed but I did want to share something from my reading today before I hit the sack!
President Ezra Taft Benson observed that "the record of the Nephite history just prior to the Savior's visit reveals many parallels to our own day as we anticipate the Savior's second coming." Only those with firm testimonies and full conversions were able to remain steadfast prior to the Savior's appearance in America.  The same is true in our day.  Only those with firm testimonies and full conversions will be able to remain steadfast prior to the Lord's Second Coming.  A careful study of 3 Nephi 1-7 will help you understand how your testimony of Jesus Christ and conversion to His gospel will give you the sustaining strength you need to stay true to the Savior during the challenging days in which you live. 
President Hinckley counseled the youth of our day on how to avoid being led away from the truth.  "To our young people, the glorious youth of this generation, I say, be true.  Hold to the faith.  Stand firmly for what you know to be right. 
You are the best generation we have ever had.  You know the gospel better.  You are more faithful in your duties.  You are stronger to face the temptations which come your way.  Live by your standards.  Pray for the guidance and protection of the Lord.  He will never leave you alone.  He will comfort you.  He will sustain you.  He will bless and magnify you and make your reward sweet and beautiful.  And you will discover that your example will attract others who will take courage from your strength."\
Love You All,
Mom and Dad, Grannie & PaPa LYnn

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