Thursday, March 24, 2016

His Three Day Gift~

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of Hope and Healing. As we are serving a full time mission; we daily invite others to come unto Christ. We experience great moments of joy when they recognize how the Atonement can bless their lives. 
Our living prophet for our day, President Thomas S. Monson stated; "Oh sweet the joy this sentence gives, I know that my Redeemer lives. May the whole world know it and live by that knowledge I humbly pray." I too know that my Redeemer lives.
In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus Christ took upon himself the Sins of the World. No one can understand what he went through but our Savior did this for each and every one of us. 
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve apostles made this profound statement: "The Savior has suffered not just for our iniquities but also for the inequality, the unfairness, the pain, the anguish, and the emotional distresses that so frequently beset us. There is no physical pain, no anguish of soul, no suffering of spirit, no infirmity or weakness that you or I ever experience during our mortal journey that the Savior did not experience first. You and I in a moment of weakness may cry out, "No one understands, No one knows." No human being, perhaps knows. But the Son of God perfectly knows and understands, for He felt and bore our burdens before we ever did. And because He paid the ultimate price and bore that burden, He has perfect empathy and can extend to us His arm of mercy in so many phases of our life. He can reach out, touch, succor-literally run to us-and strengthen us to be more than we could ever be and help us to do that which we could never do through relying upon only our own power."
Take a moment and watch this very tender heart felt video of the song Gethsemane music and words written by Roger and Melanie Hoffman and sang by Claire Ryann and video produced by her father.This sweet little 3 year old will melt your heart. I was once the Achievement Day Leader of this precious child's mother many years ago. Her parents and grandparents are cherished friends of ours. 
Wishing you all a very Joyful Easter Celebration! 

Here are more Easter videos to watch~

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Shout Praises To Our Lord and King~

I do know that my Redeemer Lives and this does provide great comfort in my life. I can testify that I know I have a loving Heavenly Father who loves all of His children. I know that He sent His Son our brother, Jesus Christ  to complete the Atonement for each of us. Our Savior lives; I believe this with all my heart and soul.
  I can testify that The Book of Mormon is true and was written for our day. My favorite section of the Book of Mormon is 3 Nephi chapters 8 thru 28.  Here is where the Savior visited with the inhabitants of this continent after his resurrection and taught them. My very favorite chapter is 3 Nephi 17. I love this chapter because of the great love Jesus showed by healing the sick and afflicted and caring for the children.  I know that if you read the Book of Mormon and pray with real intent; the spirit of the Holy Ghost will testify to your heart that it is true.
 I know that we have a true and living prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson that leads this church under the direction of our Savior; it is His church. I know that we have 12 living Apostles today. These men are liken unto the Prophet and Apostles of Jesus's time. I know that they receive revelation for our day and time. On April 2nd and 3rd they will speak at our World Wide Conference. They are Prophets and Apostles for the whole world. Their words are true. I have felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost testify to my heart many times that this church is true. The only true and living church on the earth today. I know that if we follow our Prophet he will never lead us astray. This testimony is a gift that I treasure. This gift blesses my life during my earthly trials and during wonderful moments of joy. 
I do shout Praises to my Lord and King~
Here are two very special Easter videos. Enjoy the rendition from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Joyful Moments~ February 2016

Joy moment One~ We celebrated my husband's Birthday on January 29th together and then on January 31st; we were able to celebrate his birthday with our son and some of his family. We had fun with them all! It was my husband's 70th birthday; so that is a milestone for him. We are now the same age; yeah! He had a great day and enjoyed  talking on the phone with his other children and grandchildren.
Joy moment two~ One of our joys is our sweet dog Sammy. He is so fun and we love him so much. Sammy is very smart and has us wrapped around his little paw. He really loves my husband and is always so happy when "Daddy" comes home. They love playing with Sammy's toys. He likes to mainly play tug of war and he seldom lets go of his toy. He is a great stress reliever. Sammy likes to get on a chair in our study and look out the window. He especially likes watching the ducks that are across the street. Sammy loves to sit by us and he loves being cuddled. He is our precious little fur baby. 
Joy moment three ~We had two other couples join us on our MLS mission in January; Elder and Sister Foutz and Elder and Sister Goodrich. Each of the couples serve in two other buildings in our Stake; each building has three wards in it. This is one of our planning meetings with our full time Elders; Elder Araujo and Elder Dutton.  We always enjoy these young men and women that serve so faithfully. We are excited to serve with these two couples. We are very intent on hastening the work of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

To all you treasured friends and family out there! We are very busy with our mission endeavors. I will be slowing down a bit on social media moments. I am struggling with not being able to read your blog and Facebook posts as often as I would like. Just know that I am thinking about you and will visit as often as I can. 
Sending love and hugs your way!


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