Monday, May 25, 2015

THAT Is Why Savannah Smiles

Brightly beams our Father's mercy
From his lighthouse evermore,
 But to us he gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.


Let the lower lights be burning;
Send a gleam across the wave.
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.

Dark the night of sin has settled;
Loud the angry billows roar.
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore.

Trim your feeble lamp, my brother;
Some poor sailor, tempest-tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost.

This last Sunday was one of the best I have yet to experience here in the mission. We were able to witness one of our brothers begin a new life 
as he stepped into the baptismal waters and covenanted with His Father 
that he would always follow Him. The first song we sang was 
"Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy" (Number 335 in the Hymnbook
and as we began to sing the chorus i could not keep the tears from flowing. 
This song describes perfectly our purpose as missionaries. 
Everything that I have been trying to do while here in Mexico this year and a half. 
"Some poor fainting, struggling seaman you may rescue, you may save."  

I love being a missionary. 
I thank my Father in Heaven each and every day for giving me the opportunity to represent his Son and to share this message of hope and love. 18 months have passed by so fast and I am amazed at all of the wonderful people I have been blessed to meet. 

If you have the chance to go on a mission
DO IT and serve with everything you've got
It will be one of the best decisions you will ever make in all of your  life. 
God loves us! 
He sent his Son to earth to save us. 
Our Father has restored The Church of Jesus Christ and His priesthood power. 
Forgiveness is possible. 
Miracles exist. 
We are children of God. 

That is why Savannah smiles. 

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