Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 16,2018 Transfers this Week I'm stayin in Elmyra

"For of him unto whom much is given much is required..." D&C 82:3
I have just been so blessed to be apart of this church. There are blessings beyond number that I know came from my Father above. Because I have been given much I too must give. I know every sacrifice I make for the Lord, every tear I shed while doing His work, is accounted for. 
"24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshiped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God." Matthew 14:24-33
Peter when he was in trouble instead of turning to the world and 'googling' the answer for how to walk on water he immediately turned to the savior. 
When we are faced with the boisterous winds and waves of the world, do we focus our sights and vision on the Savior? 
"Look for yourself and you will find loneliness and despair. Look for the Savior and you will find Him and everything else."
Our vision of what is around, and what is to come truly depends on where we stand. If we come to the mount of the Lord we will be able to see above the fog of the earth. 
No matter how far we can see into our future, the prophet can see around the corner.
May we all recognize how blessed we are, turn to the Savior and place ourselves in a position to reach down and uplift another.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
A box for Ann

Back seat driver


Buttermilk Falls

Cleaning a nasty toilet for service!

With the Young Women of the Elmira Ward

Buttermilk Falls

April 9,2018 What a Day!

This past Friday, April 6th was a powerful day in history. It was the day our beloved savior was born,  D&C 20:1  "... being 1830 years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh..." and the chosen day 188 years ago that the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints was restored.
Why did the Lord wait to restore His church until 1830? The priesthood was already on the earth. It was because the Book of Mormon was not completed until March of 1830. The Book of Mormon is the D&C 20:9 "... fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ." Without that cornerstone piece this church would crumble under the pressure of the world. 
President Nelson has D&C 107:91-92 "... all the gifts of God which he bestows upon the head of the church."
How did you feel when you individually stood and sustained the prophet? Record that feeling and draw back on it when the world causes you to doubt. 
In this day we must take up our crosses and follow the divine inspiration given to our prophet dear; 2 Nephi 9:18, Luke 14:27, John 15:18-19. When we stand against the world, we are standing next to the greatest life who ever lived. The role of ministering is a higher law, helping us become more Christ like teachers. 
May we never waver from His perfect love, perfect example, and strive to seek revelation on where He needs us to be- and to whom he needs us to seek out. 
Let us strive to grow into the principle of revelation by praying daily, reading the fullness of the gospel, and humbly seeking for answers.

Sister's Elgaaen and Morley

Exchanges with Vestal Sisters
Sister Clay and Downs

Playing with phone filters

The District: Elders Bangerter, WakEfield, Hopkins, Nelson, Bradley (on top) and Nye.
Sisters Morley, me, Miner, Billin

More playing with phone filters

Friday, April 13, 2018

April 3, 2018 Hearing the Lord's Voice

This weekend truly was foreseen and prepared for.
I am  so grateful for the opportunity given to stand and sustain in solemn assembly President Russell M Nelson. He is there to warn us and stand beside us- pointing the way to Christ.
Truly as talked about the most important day of History was when our Lord and Savior made I possible for us to overcome the world, both death and sin. This most significant act shows us the character of our Heavenly Father, loving, meek and understanding.
I know that I am a child of God.
My chances to repent and draw near unto the Savior and 'Behold Him' are endless.
 He is always willing and ready to dry my tears, strengthen my feeble knees and answer all my questions.
James 1:5
I know that when we put in the effort to meekly ask the father and put ourselves in holy places- like the temple- we will receive the gift of revelation.
For those that have eyes to see and ears to hear it is obvious that God is giving freely the answers of the universe. What will  your seeking open for you?
I promise as we seek to the Lord and for more understanding and do all we can, we will be answered every time with Love.
At the Doctor's in Oneida I have been having pain and not able to eat. Lost 8 lbs no fun.
Turned out my Gall Bladder is Ok they think I have a duodenal ulcer. 
Have a wonderful week!!

At the Capener's house for General Conference