Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016 It must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things.

If not so,...righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad."
2 Nephi 2:11

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"The purpose of mortal life for the children of God is to provide the experiences needed "to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life.   We progress by making choices, by which we are tested to show that we will keep God's commandments.  To be tested, we must have agency to choose between alternatives.  To provide alternatives on which to exercise our agency, we must have opposition."
Dallin H. Oaks
 Under the Boise Temple looking for furnishings for a new Senior Missionary couple, called to serve in the Family Records Department, due to arrive October 15th.
 Elder Busath's office is always in demand for candy, a vacuum cleaner or just to chat.

  September 8-9th Idaho Boise Mission Tour with Elder Lawrence and Elder De Feo
September departing missionaries-returning with honor
September's newly arrived missionaries
Elder Hatch (on the left) our new Assistant to the President 
with his companion, Assistant to the President, Elder Buckhannon 
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All of us experience various kinds of opposition that tests us.  Some of these tests are temptations to sin.  Some are mortal challenges apart from personal sin.  Some are very great. Some are minor.  Some are continuous, and some are mere episodes.  
None of us is exempt.
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Well without going into detail let us just say that by the time we have completed our full time missionary service in July we should be unrecognizable due to opposition and hopefully the growth we have made. 
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Spoiler Alert-Missions are HARD! 
Yes, even for us old folks.  Not a good enough reason to avoid them, 
just reality that you need to knows as you prepare to go and do... 
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...through prayer, patience, long suffering and definitely with the Lord's help! 
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On a lighter note...

Home front News:
Our daughter, Andi's, house is finally starting to look like a home!
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Wishing you brighter days!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Grateful Heart...

 A grateful heart comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives.

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Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation and thankfulness for blessings or benefits we have received. As we cultivate a grateful attitude, we are more likely to be happy and spiritually strong.

 Bright and early Monday morning, St. Luke's Hospital in Meridian presented their "Daisy" Award to the Emergency Department staff that helped to save Elder Busath's life on that infamous day, June 20, 2016.  
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Our daughter, Andi, also an Emergency Room nurse at St. Luke's was so grateful by their simple act of heroism as they performed their duties to perfection, saving her own father's life, that she nominated them them for the award and they won!

 September 13, 2016 Transfer Day to Twin Falls and beyond!
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We should be thankful for the wonderful blessings that are ours and for the tremendous opportunities we have.

We welcomed eight new missionaries to the Idaho Boise Mission!

 The Lord has promised, "He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious" .
Doctrine and Covenants 78:19

 Hometown News

Our newest granddaughter! Baby girl Bacchus. 
Due to make her grand entrance sometime in January!

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"To express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous, but to live
with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven."
Thomas S. Monson

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Wishing you an attitude of gratitude this week and always!