Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another Stake in Zion... Casa Grande

Exciting Day for  Casa Grande!
They are officially a new Stake in Zion.

Elder Nash and Elder Vallejo came to call and set apart
the New Stake Presidency.

Pres. Rojas !st Counselor, New Stake President Neira, Elder Nash, Elder Vallejo, President Javier 2nd counselor, Outgoing District Pres. Sagastegui, President Turk, Outgoing counselor Pres. Mauricio

Elder Nash is so sweet and personal with each and every member
no matter how small.

 The members in Peru line up to see him, shake his hand and take his picture.

And again always on their level...

Here the members in Casa Grande are shaking hands with 
their new Stake Presidency and 
saying Thank You and Goodbye to our dear 
Area President and Friend...
Elder Marcus B. Nash

~ PS ~
A few weeks ago
When President Turk received the phone call that Casa Grande
would become a stake,
We were at a huge service project with about 
one hundred of our missionaries.
And when he told them the news about Casa Grande
They all jumped up and cheered.
It made me cry. 
This is what we are all working for.
One more stake added to Zion.
The number ONE is so important to our missionaries.
Because everything starts with one
One lesson of truth given that will touch a heart of an investigator.
One soul at a time being baptized and Coming unto Christ
One family at a time going to the temple to be sealed together.
One ward reaching out and making a family for the new converts
And now one District growing strong and becoming a mighty Stake in Zion.
This stake is now the direction and protection for the saints in Casa Grande.
It is a haven for those that want to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
True happiness comes from following Christ’s example.
And we can each develop Christlike attributes one at a time…
Such as obedience, honesty, charity and forgiveness.

I love the 13th article of Faith...

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous and in doing good to all men. Indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul. We believe all things. We hope all things.  We have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things.  If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.