The President was out Pounding the Pavement today.
There is no where he would rather be...
than with his Missionaries
teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He was with Elder Martinez from Nicaragua and Elder Kellogg from California
and they were working in the area of Mochica.
They were visiting with these ladies and they asked President Turk
if he would please come with them across the street
and give their mother a blessing.
She was so grateful for a Priesthood blessing.
There was a very tender spirit there.
They ran into another lady that Elder Wilcox had taught a long time ago.
In fact, Elder Wilcox is home and married... maybe with children...
But they were able to teach her and remind her why
she loved the lessons the first time.
She told them how she loved to go to church.
But life gets hard and old habits get in the way.
She committed to come to stake conference
Saturday night and Sunday.
We are speaking in that Stake this weekend
so we will look for her.
Elder Waddell is coming to change the Stake Presidency too.
I love these words from President Eyring to Missionaries everywhere.
One of the ways you will be attacked is with the feeling that you are inadequate.
Well, you are inadequate to answer a call to represent God with only your own powers.
But you have access to more than your natural capacities, and you do not work alone.
The Lord will magnify what you say and what you do in the eyes of the people you serve.
He will send the Holy Ghost to manifest to them that what you spoke was true.
What you say and do will carry hope and give direction to people far beyond your natural abilities and your own understanding.
That miracle has been a mark of the Lord’s Church in every dispensation.