Saturday, April 13, 2013

Put your Trust in God

      We have a small devotional in the mornings in the office.  We each take a turn sharing a thought or scripture and pray.  It is the best way to start the day! 
This week I shared a saying I have on my mirror.  I had it at home in Idaho and now have it here.  I love it and read it every morning.

President Gordon B. Hinkley
It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is.
It all works out  Don't worry.
I say that to myself every morning.
It will all work out.
Put your trust in God.
And move forward with faith
And confidence in the future.
The Lord will not forsake us.
He will not forsake us.
If we will put our trust in Him. 
 If we will pray to Him.
If we will live worthy of His blessings.
He will hear our prayers.
     I can't help but think...."This is a prophet and he felt he needed to say this to himself, I know I need to say it to myself."  And I do every day!!   It goes with a scripture I read this week in my studies: 
 Alma 38:5--"...put your trust in God even so much ye shall be delivered out of your trials, and your troubles, and your afflictions, and ye shall be lifted up at the last day."  Never did it say we would not have trials or afflictions, but he will be there for us and help us through.
     It seem to be a message he gave us often.

      This week has been fairly quiet for medical questions.  I thought that "Wow, maybe because the weather is better, the missionaries are feeling better."  BUT  today, I had more calls than I have had in the last week.  It was a grey, (they call it "June Gloom" even when it is not June) and cooler.  Maybe it IS the weather.  Today it was a verity of problems that I received calls about; more than one call was nausea and vomiting.  I think another virus is going around??? 

Elder McOmber at the Church Spaghetti dinner and auction.  They were earning money for the Young Women to go to Girl's Camp.  Elder McOmber was waiting in line for Cotton Candy, of course!  The Spaghetti was good and they earned quite a bit of money.  Girl's Camp is so worth it!  I didn't go as a youth, I was not a member then, but I loved being a nurse at Girl's Camp in Texas and my daughters always loved it!  I guess the Aprons I made for them made $60.00.
Elder McOmber trying to figure out what burned cookies were doing in the oven .  They were cold and had been there a while.  The Elders said that they forgot they were in there.   ????  We did a surprise check up on their apartment.  There are 4 elders that live there and it was not very clean.  Lonnie did a good job of nicely telling them they could do a lot better at cleaning.  We need to do a few more surprise visits. 
Elder Lo is from Hong Kong and is studying his scriptures in Chinese.  He is getting better all the time with his English.  I can understand most of what he says now.  He has taught some of his companions some words in Chinese. 
Elder Lybbert wearing Elder McOmber's hat.  Elder McOmber has a small head and it is obviously too small for Elder Lybbert.
The office Sisters, Sister Rothschild, Sister Reynolds, Sister Amy, Sister McOmber

Another one of the quotes I used for our devotional that I really like:
"We cannot go to heaven in a feather bed. The Savior of the world entered after great pain and suffering. We, as servants, can expect no more than the Master. Before Easter there must be a cross. While we walk these paths which bring forth bitter sorrow, we can also walk those paths which yield eternal joy."”Thomas S. Monson, "The Paths Jesus Walked", Ensign, , May 1974


1 comment:

  1. Sister McOmber, you are so inspired! This is just what I needed today! Thanks for all you do!