Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Elder Ralph

This last week has been a tough one here in the mission.
Three of our missionaries have lost loved ones.
Yesterday one of our Elders lost his father.

Each of these missionaries are full of 
faith and wisdom beyond their years.
Their foundation is built on the rock and not sand.

Helaman describes how this is possible: “And now, … remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; … which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall” (Book of Mormon Helaman 5:12).

Elder Ralph is our missionary that lost his sweet mother.
Her funeral was yesterday.
He made a video to be played at the viewing.
His family really appreciated his words.
Here is part of the video he made 
of course with his permission.

All missionaries have the choice if they want to go home or not.
Some go home for a few days.
Some stay in the mission.
It is a personal decision between the Missionary and the Lord.