Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Together Forever!

When President Turk had been a Stake President
for just a few months...
he received a very sad phone call.

It was Salt Lake City
telling him that one of the missionaries from our Stake
who was serving in Argentina
had been in a horrible car accident
and it looked like he wasn't going to make it.

President Turk had to then go tell
the Parents about their son's condition,
who they thought was in the safest place on earth..
in the Service of the Lord.

He passed away a few days later.
The family was filled with sorrow
and yet their Faith was unwavering.
One of our sweet Sister Missionaries serving now
 was in a car accident
a few years ago with her sister Lindsay.
Lindsay passed away and she was spared.
It was an intense time of sorrow and pondering.
"Why was I saved and why was she taken?"

Elder Richard G. Scott 
said in this last conference talk that...

"We will live for our appointed life span."

It sure makes everything less stressful.
There is no guilt, there is no blame,
We don't need to question why.
We just live the best we can be every single day.
Then no matter what happens
We will have no regrets!

 President Joseph F. Smith: “I believe we move and have our being in the presence of heavenly messengers and of heavenly beings. We are not separate from them. … We are closely related to our kindred, to our ancestors … who have preceded us into the spirit world. We can not forget them; we do not cease to love them; we always hold them in our hearts, in memory, and thus we are associated and united to them by ties that we can not break. … If this is the case with us in our finite condition, surrounded by our mortal weaknesses, … how much more certain it is … to believe that those who have been faithful, who have gone beyond … can see us better than we can see them; that they know us better than we know them. … We live in their presence, they see us, they are solicitous for our welfare, they love us now more than ever. For now they see the dangers that beset us; … their love for us and their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves.”

 Elder Scott tells us that...."Relationships can be strengthened through the veil with people we know and love. That is done by our determined effort to continually do what is right. We can strengthen our relationship with the departed individual we love by recognizing that the separation is temporary and that covenants made in the temple are eternal. When consistently obeyed, such covenants assure the eternal realization of the promises inherent in them."

Sometimes horrible things happen in this life, but understanding the Gospel of Jesus Christ helps us to be able to have joy and understanding in the most difficult situations.
Our sweet sister missionary is celebrating her sister Lindsay's birthday today.  Although they are separated for awhile they will be united forever.
Happy Birthday Lindsay!

Temple Covenants are Binding and Eternal.