Monday, May 7, 2012

One Year Mark!

This is about as close as I can get to the big blue ocean!
Sorry this letter will also be short and sweet, but at least there are pictures today.  There's some business that needs to be taken care of first... Landon, congratulations on graduating from primary and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Wow you are growing up so fast kid!  Along with Landon's birthday also brings about my 1 year mark.  WHAT?!  Things from here on out will be winding down.  Time is running out...
Well, as for this week, not much really went on besides a lot of contacting the same people.  We were able to visit with our Zheng dx and from that lesson there was a few principles learned.  1) Like D&C 82:10 says, the Lord is bound when we do what He says, but if we do not what He says, He has no promise.  2) The Lord works according to our faith, and it is by faith that miracles are brought out.  As we visited Zheng dx last week we invited him to read and pray daily, come to church, and continue to keep the commandments.  We had the faith and promised him that if he did so, his father's heart would soften up, allowing him to be baptized.  However, the ball was in his hands and it was by his faith and actions that would bring about certain results.  Long story short, commitments weren't kept and his dad said no.  The Lord truly will prepare a way to accomplish what he commands IF we do what he tells us. 
Well, no matter what happens in the daily work, no matter what trials or challenges come up, and no matter if we see visual success or not, I know that this church is true and that it was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith.  I know that our Savior Jesus Christ made it possible for us to live together with our families forever.  I love my family so much and grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life.  Mom, Happy Mother's Day on Sunday and I look forward to seeing and talking to you all next week.
Love the One and Only,
 p.s. I'll be skyping around Monday morning around 11 am here, which will be around 7 pm on Sunday night :)  Please prepare some questions or whatever you want to talk about next week.