|I liked these palms that looked like giant pinapples.|
President Monson said in this last General Conference:
The knowledge which we seek, the answers for which we yearn, and the strength which we desire today to meet the challenges of a complex and changing world can be ours when we willingly obey the Lord’s commandments. I quote once again the words of the Lord: “He that keepeth [God’s] commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.” D&C 93:28
As I read the Book of Mormon, it impresses me with how many times it says, "Keep the Commandment!" I think it is trying to say something to ME.
It is heartbreaking to see individuals not want to be obedient. We all have things to work on to be exactly obedient. I pray that I can keep my eyes and heart in the right direction. We do this by reading our scriptures, personal and family prayers, FHE, reading the conference talks; all the basics. Thank goodness "He allows for improvement over time rather than demanding immediate perfection" (Elder Craig A. Cardon) And isn't that what the atonement is for? And I like when Elder Holland promised that the Lord would send help from both sides of the veil to help us if we just ask. (another excellent talk-Elder Holland, "Lord, I Believe".)
|Some of our beautiful sisters.|
|Lunch is served at leadership training.|
|The Elders love trading ties. These three traded this day. Today someone said that the record for trading ties is 98.|
|We are thankful for cell phones. Much is |
accomplished with them.
|Dr Peterson came to see some of our wonderful sisters and elders this week.|
He is the Area Medical Specialist for 9, soon to be 11 missions. He is a great resource.
|One eveing we had sisters over for dinner. Aren't they just beautiful! You can see the light of Christ in their eyes and smiles.|
|I complimented this elder for being so obedient and reading the scriptures while there was much noise and comotion all around. There was only one problem, he doesn't read spanish. Oh well, he was looking at the correct book!|
|This morning, the Rothschilds returned to visit (they have been off their mission for 5 weeks, Sister Rothschild's mother lives nearby). We had a wonderful visit at breakfast with the Reynolds, Rothschilds and ourselves.|
|Elder McOmber at the end of a long week.|
PS the picture of the hummingbird at the beginning of our blog last week is a picture that we took outside our window. It looks like I said I got it from e-mail, but it was the story afterwards that I got on the internet. The picture is an original.