Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Selwin Partys On

Elders Franklin and Lovell at the RS Garden Party
Boy, oh boy we certainly had a good week, with cars honking and people shouting at us as we rode or bikes on the highways and byways.  I think we've gone up in the popularity charts.  Yeah, that's what I'm talking about!!!

We rode our bikes for miles out into the countryside and, of course, a few people thought we were out of our minds, but, hey, the work's got to be done and it's not going to be done unless we do it.  We met a few people this week who were really nice.  One lady seemed like she went through it all even to the point where she referred to her bruises as "battle scars."  I thought she was pretty cool.  We visited another lady and you could tell she totally felt the spirit as we taught her about the plan God has made for us.  At the end of the lesson, she said ... wait for it ... "I think I will be going to my son's church from now on."  When we left her, my companion was a little disappointed, but I reminded him we did what we had to do.  He and I both knew the spirit testified to this lady what we were sharing with her was true and that's what really matters.  Whether she accepts it or not, we did what the Lord sent us here to do.

A macaw?  In Mississippi?
Sometimes in this work we are all engaged in, we notice even when we do our best and give it our all, it just doesn't seem like its enough.  It is then we need to remind ourselves this is the Lord's work.  All we need to do is our best and He will do the rest.

President Gordon B. Hinckley once taught, "There is no end to the good we can do, to the influence we can have with others.  Let us not dwell on the critical and the negative.  Let us pray for strength; let us pray for the capacity and desire to assist others.  Let us radiate the light of the gospel at all times and in all places, that the spirit of the Redeemer may radiate from you."

We must never stop what we are doing regardless of the challenges we face, for it is in these times the Lord is building us up and showing us how strong we really are.  As we persevere in all we do, His light will continually radiate from us ... this I know to be true, so hold on and remain steadfast in all you do.

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