Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Put Your Shoulder to the wheel

3rd August 2015

The world has need of willing men (and women).
This week I had the opportunity to see the spirit in action as a Father watched his daughter get baptized. The family at the moment is less active but not only him but the little girls sister also felt that power of the spirit. I hope that this is a key factor in helping them return back to the fold and continue on their path and endure to the end.
This week was also a time of reflection and gaining of wisdom. Especially from one Brother Jerry Brown. (DJ Jerry). He is such a great motivator and delivers such a great spirit whenever he talks. This weeks lesson in Priesthood was about two questions. The first: What brings light into my life, and the Second How does my light shine and What does it look like?
These two questions got me thinking about the scripture in Matthew 5:14-16 And the basic message of this is that we need to let our light so shine. Jesus Commands us to be perfect even as I, or your Father in Heaven is perfect (Book Of Mormon 3 Nephi 12:48) This light that we need to shine is the manifestation of the Light of Christ within us. The light of Christ is truth. And Truth only comes from, either His voice or the voice of His servants (Doctrine and Covenants 1:38), who know his secrets (Amos 3:7)
Search these Commandments for they are True and Faithful.(Doctrine and Covenants 1:38)

1 comment:

  1. Dear Elder Fankhauser,
    Sorry it's been so long since our last letter.
    How's the mission going? YouR mum said last week that transfers were on Thursday, are you still in Cleveland, or have you moved areas?
    Did your mum tell you Jamie and I had to speak in sacrament meeting last Sunday. I had to speak on how do you prepare for the Sabbath day and what do you do as a family to keep the Sabbath day holy. You can imagine my response to that topic... Sunday mornings are not a reverent affair in our house, trying to get four kids ready for church while Jamie is at bishopric meetings. So that's what I said in my talk. I explained how I do all the physical things to prepare the night before and I pray for the spirit but it's always a struggle to get to church on time, especially when we have a juggling act trying to get all the kids in the car at the same time so we can leave for church. It's usually 2 kids in, 1 kid out and so on. I love going to church and feeling the spirit, and now I can sit back and listen to everyone else's talks knowing I should be saved from speaking until this time next year at least. Well that's what I told bro Wotherspoon when he asked me to speak.
    On the same day that I spoke, they called me to teach in primary, the 11yr old class, so that will be a challenge. Bishop said I could get Jamie to help so that's good.
    Well, I better go, this is my 3rd attempt at writing on here. My previous messages got lost when I went to post them.
    I hope this finds you well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.
    Love from the Emery family