Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An attitude of love

Isaac Ford from our Centerville home ward, donated glasses to our island. Isaac must have planned, developed, and lead this great service project. "The Eagle Project".  It demonstrates both leadership and a commitment to duty just like the handbook says.  Isaac was one of Sister Tiffany's Boy Scouts back in the day, and she says he was always a dedicated Scout.  
It was our District Conference weekend here so everyone was in from the outer islands. We had a special broadcast just for the Pacific Islands.  This was a perfect time for passing out glasses, so now all can read the scriptures.  They began to lineup right after the broadcast and by the time we arrived, it was a pretty long line.  We could only have 3 in the room at a time because we needed to make sure they were getting the correct lenses.  We used the Articles of Faith for a reading test, which was perfect since that is what the broadcast also talked about.  The left over glasses will be donated to the local Womens Center "CWC" here on the island.  They are working on getting an optometrist here this summer to help these people.  

 In Doctrine and Covenants 115:4–6, the Lord invites us to “arise and shine forth” so that our “light may be a standard for the nations.” He asks us to join together to support one another and become a “refuge from the storm.”

Elders Quorum President Mark from the Wichap Branch
“When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”

 Merina and Useless "The newlyweds"
"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, 
ye have done it unto me.
So much in life depends on our Attitude, it is the difference maker.
Believe—in yourself, in those around you, and in eternal principles.                          
Courage becomes a worthwhile and meaningful virtue when it is regarded not so much as a willingness to die manfully but as a determination to live decently.
 I want a pair of glasses, PLeAse LeT Me iN....

Even the Elder's came in for a pair.  This is Elder Robertson, he says he now looks cool :-)
That service to which all of us have been called, is the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.  If we truly listen, we may hear that voice from far away say to us, as it spoke to another, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”  That each may qualify for this blessing from our Lord is our prayer. 
Our Savior teaches us to follow Him by making the sacrifices necessary to lose ourselves in unselfish service to others. If we do, He promises us eternal life, “the greatest of all the gifts of God”, the glory and joy of living in the presence of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.  We thank you Centerville Canyon view Ward for your love and support with this project.  

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