Wednesday, 13 April 2016


God sent Moses to save the Israelites from the Egyptians (Exodus 3:9-10). He sent Noah to save them from the flood (Genesis 6:17-18). He sent Christ to save them from their sins (John 3:16-17). And He sent Joseph Smith to save them from the silence (D&C 1:17).

God sends prophets to save His people from bondage. He did so in times past, and continues to do so now. Divine assistance from above gives guidance, counsel, and answers; especially in a world sinking, sometimes drowning, in chaos, confusion, and despair.

A Book of Mormon prophet, Abinidi, taught that "[W]hosoever has heard the words of the prophets... all those who have hearkened unto their words, and believed that the Lord would redeem his people ... they are the heirs of the kingdom of God" - Mosiah 15:11.

The prophets communicate with God (Numbers 12:6. Amos 3:7), and bear witness of the One who is greater than them all (Acts 10:43). Through them we learn more of the Saviour, Redeemer, Messiah, Jesus the Christ - and how, through Him, we can find peace, comfort, forgiveness, strength, and most importantly the way back home.

This weekend we had the opportunity to attend a viewing of the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And we were honoured to find eleven of our investigators with us. The experience was phenomenal.

One of our investigators, planning on leaving after the first session, decided to stayafter feeling the Spirit prompt. A man, just moved to Bethlehem, saw the chapel and decided to visit (not knowing who we were) - desiring to return, and have us over for a home visit.

I was touched to hear the messages, and can barely begin to explain the ten hours of pure, spiritual bliss.

We were reminded of the absolute love our Father in Heaven has for us, no matter where we are, no matter what we've done. We were encouraged to cry out, and trust in our Saviour, and to allow others to do the same.

Of course, the temple was an emphasis, as it is the place where the greatest of the Lord's blessings are manifest. We can be blessed as men, women, children, and families by living this gospel, involving our Father in Heaven, and each other. It is our faith that keeps us going.

I was grateful for the instruction on how to remember our Saviour, and on how to recognise the promptings of the Holy Ghost. My eyes were opened even wider to the happenings in the world, and the rality of the adversary's deceptions - because of his misery and limitations (limitations that we as children of God do not have).

In all, remembering who we are will be our greatest strength in facing life's trials and temptations (it will not be easy, but it is worth it). We are begotten sons and daughter of God, with divine potential, and we are without limitation!

P.S. To listen, watch, or read what was said by the Lord's chosen visit

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