Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Little Piece of Home...

Sometimes I find pictures on my camera that I didn't take, like this one.
As I was admiring the beautiful way they arranged the
refreshments today for one of the Districts,
I looked behind Elder Nichols at the large picture
that is in our office.
Can you see it... The picture of Christ and the lamb?
It is the Greg Olson painting called
"Lost No More"
It reminds me of home.
My mom has this original painting in her living room.
So when I arrived in the mission and saw this picture,
I felt that I had come home.

The best thing about our picture here in Peru
is that it is a tapestry.

The tapestry is beautiful
but there is a little mistake...

Christ has six fingers on his hand.
I think they forgot that the thumb counts as a finger.
I love this so much. I wish I could take it home with me.
It is the Peruvian version of the Greg Olson.
I Live in Peru... I have to keep reminding myself.

Painting Explanation...
LOST NO MORE The shepherd and his flock have been ever-present symbols of the Lord and the people of His pasture. The ancient role of a shepherd was much more than an assignment to herd sheep. The shepherd loved his sheep, he knew them, named them, provided for and protected them. In return, the sheep responded to their shepherd and recognized his voice. His call alone could bring them back from their wanderings in unfamiliar paths. If lambs were lost, he sought them out and brought them back to the fold. Those who hear the Master’s call and then seek to follow in His path will find Him and there enjoy contentment and safety at His feet.