Dear Elder Galloway,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Washington Seattle Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.
You should report on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. You will prepare the gospel in American Sign Language.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Sometimes I worry about the world we are in now. What is it
we are to do? I honestly do not know. All I think we can do is just remain
faithful to the Gospel. It is odd to think that not everyone we meet we will
see in Heaven. Not all will get the same degree of glory. As you try to
comprehend this thought it makes you realize how God must have felt when he set
up this plan in the first place. I have no doubt it was somewhat tempting to
choose Satan's plan and have us all return, but as I live and breathe I know
that this must be how it goes. The world will continue to grow darker and
darker and more and more will fall into the river, join those on the great
building, or simply wander off into the darkness. So what is it we are to do?
Again all we can really do is remain faithful to the Gospel. "...Behold it
behooveth him that is warned to warn his neighbor..."
It strikes me odd that so many of us know the truth, or
claim to know it, yet we do little about it. We claim life gets in the way or
that we are too busy with work or family or personal needs, or that we simply
cannot do it. These are the lies of the devil. God will not, nor does he do so
now, ask us to do anything that is impossible. We simply limit ourselves. We
are made to be perfect. Why would we choose anything less? Because we don't
understand, but we are supposed to walk by faith not by sight. Let us trust in
2 Nephi 4:34
34 O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee
forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is
he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth
his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm..."
Our ponderize scripture for this week answer the questions
of how do we learn? What do we do? What is required of me? I personally think
this is one of my favorite scriptures.
"8 And this is the means whereby salvation cometh. And
there is none other salvation save this which hath been spoken of; neither are
there any conditions whereby man can be saved except the conditions which I
have told you.
9 Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created
all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and
all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend
all the things which the Lord can comprehend.
10 And again, believe that ye must repent of your sins and
forsake them, and humble yourselves before God; and ask in sincerity of heart
that he would forgive you; and now, if you believe all these things see that ye
11 And again I say unto you as I have said before, that as
ye have come to the knowledge of the glory of God, or if ye have known of his
goodness and have tasted of his love, and have received a remission of your
sins, which causeth such exceedingly great joy in your souls, even so I would
that ye should remember, and always retain in remembrance, the greatness of
God, and your own nothingness, and his goodness and long-suffering towards you,
unworthy creatures, and humble yourselves even in the depths of humility,
calling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing steadfastly in the faith of
that which is to come, which was spoken by the mouth of the angel.
12 And behold, I say unto you that if ye do this ye shall
always rejoice, and be filled with the love of God, and always retain a
remission of your sins; and ye shall grow in the knowledge of the glory of him
that created you, or in the knowledge of that which is just and true."
... "and now, if you believe all these things see
that ye do them." If you know, do it. If you believe, live it. Let us
be faithful. And do not doubt the goodness of God.