Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Mission Update and the Glory of God

Hello Everyone!                                                    22 May 2012

L to R. Elder Richards, Bishop Cluff & Elder Carlson

We were working with our Bishop on Sunday and trying to find ways for some people to get to church if they don't have a car. Here in our area (the city) there are city buses going everywhere; so we're encouraging these members to use the public transit system.

The Bishop kind of bragged about us in Ward Council about our investigators and how we are finding them through ward members. Our investigator Daniel, came to church on Sunday; and he came on the city bus system.

We recently went to find one of our referrals in jail! We received the referral by text from BYU. In the referral there was a number attached to this person's name. As we were meeting with the guard at the prison, we told him this person's name; but he couldn't confirm it; however, when we gave him the number that was attached to that name - it confirmed this was the correct person and we met with our contact. Missionary work---fighting crime one referral at a time! HAHA!

A thought on God's Majesty:

So as I was getting ready for bed last night my mind caught hold of the thought;....of brain neurons. How they drive our bodies to do great things.....our limbs to move and our eyes to see and our mouths to speak.

But where do these impulses come from or how are they started? Neurons transmit energy from one to another but which neuron is the original one...starting the signal to start the chain reaction? They drive our bodies but our decisions are also determined from these little things...started in the same way.

Blood carries energy from our food and lungs to our brain to start this process - but what tells the brain or the neuron to begin taking the food and oxygen to make the energy to start the chain reaction?

"......The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yeah, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." Alma 30:44

The Spirit, I believe, drives the tiny motions in the body from the power of God. Our characteristics and personalities indicate there is a Spirit with our talents. The Spirit is who we are. It's a miraculous thing to think about the body and the spirit and how one would not work or function without the other.

I know there is a God and He wants the best for us.Our purpose in this life is to come back to Him through Jesus Christ; because that is the only way.

I choose Christ!

I hope we all come to ponder on the majesty of God and recognize His creation.

I love you all!

Elder Richards

Virginia Richmond Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints

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