|Bird of Paradise on the Temple grounds. They have a field of bushes blooming. Thought of Jami and her|
love of this flower and her wedding.
"Strength comes when you remember that you have a divine nature, an inheritance of infinite worth. The Lord has reminded you, your children, and your grandchildren that you are lawful heirs, that you have been reserved in heaven for your specific time and place to be born, to grow and become His standard bearers and covenant people. As you walk in the Lord's path of righteousness, you will be blessed to continue in His goodness and be a light and a savior unto His people."
Russell M. Nelson, "Face the Future with Faith, May 2011
We pray that we can be and do all that the Lord wants us to do! Faith is what I have been thinking about a lot this week. It took a lot of faith to come on a mission, but we stepped out and He helped us along. He provided people along the way---you, to help us. Our mission calling said we would stay in our motor home, but at first we didn't think we could find a place to stay. Finally, we found a campground on base, thanks to Chad, that said they have a 30 day limit, but after signing in the first time, the office told us we could keep renewing each month. Some people have lived here 4 years. The Lord knew and had already provided a way. We just needed to have Faith.
This was in my scripture study this week:
1 Nephi 9:6 But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen.
He knows all, we just need to have faith.
|West Coast Nettle|
We were able to go with the Assistants to the President for a discussion to a recent convert and her husband who is investigating the church. It was a special time for us!
|Elder Carter and Elder Williams (AP's} They are amazing, As are all our missionaries!|
|There are two scuba divers waving and playing with the|
people, as well as many fish.
|A seahorse, there were several different kinds that were very unusual. There were ones that had leafy appendages.|
|I loved the colors in this one.|
|We found Nemo-lots of them!|
|We walked in a park after the Aquarium visit. There was a wedding, as well as Quenceanera girls having their pictures taken. Beautiful dresses! The City of Long Beach in the background.|
|No photo shoot is complete without flowers. Chad can make fun of me now.|