Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012

 Glasses Day!  A random day we just wanted to wear our glasses ...
A bird nest that we found in the Church ceiling.  It was huge!  And Douglas - who is Hilarious.

Talk about a crazy week. Well for you guys back home at least. Ha. That's awesome about Trayden! Yay! Another Nephew! We all can play Rugby together when they're all older. I'm excited. Ha. And thanks for everything. I can't believe that this week I will become an adult. Well, at least not a teenager anymore ...  Time is such a strange thing. It passes at the same rate in reality, but it seems to vary in our minds. This week was not very exciting for me, we had a lot of "compromissios" fall through and people that don't really want to do their part. I think we need to increase our teaching pool, and help those that want to be helped. Its really hard, because I know that everyone of us is a Son or Daughter of God. It's sad to think that not everyone will accept the Gospel. As righteous members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we know that the greatest happiness truly comes from living the Gospel and keeping the commandments. Truly the Gospel will improve our lives in every way possible. This doesn't mean that trials wont come, for they surely will, it just means that we will have the help of the Lord. Truly, to arrive at the Top of the Mountain, we need to do our best, and make it as far as we can. If we rely on the Lord, we can make it a good distance. We won't make it to the top of the mountain without the Lords help, but if we do our best, and rely and trust in the Lord, it doesn't matter how far we make it. The lord will lift and carry us when we don't have strength to carry on, and only through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we can receive the fullness and all the blessings that the Lord has promised. We have so many great promises of the Lord, and this is according to our obedience. The Lord gave us a promise through modern revelation, that if we do our part, He will do his part. This scripture is in Doctrine and Covenants 82:10  Please, give heed to our prophets that receive revelation from God specifically for us, remember that all of us are Children of God, and we therefore have an opportunity to be blessed more than we can imagine. We can receive all that the Father hath. I love you all, and hope you all have a wonderful week.
Elder Tanner Ross Paxman

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing your smiling face and hearing your testimony Elder! Be Good! Work Hard! Have Fun! I know - you have, you are, and you will:)