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!

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