HAPPY NEW YEAR!
|"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." 3 John 1:4|
|The budding twigs spread out their fan, |
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.
Alma 30:34 "And now, if we do not receive anything for our labors in the church, what doth it profit us to labor in the church save it were to declare the truth, that we may have rejoicings in the joy of our brethren?"
Now that Claude is a member of the church and feels the joy, he fills his truck with his friends, neighbors, family and workers and brings them all to church every Sunday.
|Bananas make the workers happy!|
They have made 750 desks we donated to public schools.
These couples were in training with us in South Africa. They are marvelous people and
so willing to serve. They are an inspiration to us.
|Elder and Sister Moses are a good example of hardworking people from Idaho. |
They have done so much good in Ethiopia and leave for home soon.
|No, this is not one of our vision projects. |
This boy found a creative way to use the sacrament cups. OH NO!
This boy in the center, Paul, is eager to learn the skill of sewing. He is also learning English.
He is so willing to help with anything I need done when I am teaching.
|This city is a beehive of activity. |
Smiles on the faces of hardworking people bear witness to the fact that working makes us happy.
James 2:22 "By works was faith made perfect. "
These sister missionaries are a joy to us. They are so sweet and beautiful! We weren't prepared for the day any of them would be transferred or go home. But it is here. Tonight we take a trip to the airport at 12:30. These middle of the night jaunts are simple -- no motorcycles, bicycles, cars, trucks or pedestrians. It simplifies things greatly!
(We have practiced how to say her name for months.)
|We danced to celebrate Sister Petu's birthday!|
And last but not least.....................
"And becometh as a child submissive, meek humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father."
"Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." 1 Corinthians 2:9
Mind is the master power that moulds and makes,
And man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of thought and, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills;---
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but his looking glass.
Don't worry, be happy!
Have a Happy New Year!!!