Monday, January 21, 2013

Discerning of Truth and Light

Elders Peck and Bowers serve on the island of Uman. Today they surprised us with a baptism.  We arrived at the church to teach our Temple class and yippee a couple of handsome missionaries greeted us at the door.  
 Apparently the baptism was set for this Saturday but something happened to push it to today on our island of Weno.  

   It was a lovely baptism and great to see our Elders.  Our elders are all learning the language really fast (talk about the gift of tongues and doing the Lord's work.   In the Doctrine and Covenants 46:24-26; And again, it is given to some to speak with tongues; And to another is given the interpretation of tongues. And all these gifts come from God, for the benefit of the children of God. 
In our prayers we seek to know what God would have us do each day. The Doctrine and Covenants is filled with answers to such questions asked by ordinary people in humble prayer. It can be a guide to teach us how to receive answers to questions about our temporal well-being and eternal salvation.
The Lord requires faith and humility before He gives His help. One reason for this is that His answers may not come in the way we expect. Neither will they always be easy to accept.
It was such a great opportunity having this baptism today because in our Temple class we were teaching about covenants. Elder Tiffany asked if they remembered their baptism and the promises they made at that time. He explained that each Sunday when we are taking the Sacrament we renew our covenant to always remember Him our Savior.  

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