On Sunday we had the opportunity to watch the worldwide broadcast, titled, "The Work of Salvation". It was part of the annual training for new mission presidents, numbering 173 this year, more than ever before. One of those 173 new mission presidents is our very own, President Michael Berry and his wife, from Draper, Utah, due to arrive on Friday, June 28th. We can't wait to meet them and welcome them to the mission. But with their arrival comes the departure of our well loved President Garth Hall and his wife, Sharon, soon to depart for their home in Rexburg, Idaho. I am awful at good byes so I have to keep singing the words from a popular church hymn, "Until We Meet Again," to keep from crying.
“To the many members of the Church gathered in innumerable locations, we affirm that ward and stake councils can no longer say of this great army of missionaries, ‘There they go.’ No, the hour is upon us in which we must now say, ‘Here they come.’ All of us must plan for and use this heaven-sent resource in the most productive way possible.”
It is a privilege to be a servant of the Lord serving in the Florida Orlando Mission, and we are humbled to be a part of His important work. It is an exciting time to be a missionary and we highly recommend it :)
In closing, I just want to say that the title of this post is not random, but rather an important principle that I recently learned on my knees and now feel impressed to share.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6.
Life is tough sometimes, but I testify that these word are true! We may not always understand why things happen the way they do, or why it feels like the Lord isn't answering our prayers. He loves us, I know He does. I think President Henry B. Eyring put everything into perspective when he stated in his April Conference talk, "My promise to you who pray and serve the Lord cannot be that you will have every blessing you may wish for yourself and your family. But I can promise you that the Savior will draw close to you and bless you and your family with what is best."
We have felt His love and we wish what is best for each of you.........
Until we meet again.........