Spring is such a beautiful time of year. The rain, the mud, the pollen… ok, maybe not those things so much, but the new growth, the green, the rebirth, the flowers. I love that our topic for this coming month of May is the Restoration. How appropriate that we study and ponder that great truth as the world restores itself after a long winter.
April was a great month. General Conference with the wonderful talks shared by Apostles of Jesus Christ. I have a strong testimony that if we follow the words of living (and loving) prophets, we’ll always be ok. We may not escape the rain that seems to fall on everyone, but we’ll be ok.
The Young Men and Young Women also had Youth Conference this past month. They were able to visit 2 temples, the Provo City Center and the Salt Lake. Afterwards it was off to Airborne for some bouncy fun. It was great to see everybody working together, worshiping together, and having fun together. We have GREAT youth, and youth leaders. A big thanks to all who made that event such a success.
I just want to share my testimony that this IS the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. This is his work we are involved in. My goal this spring is to try to be a little more like Him. A little kinder. A little more faithful. A little less fearful and doubting. I loved Elder Ballard’s talk from a couple of years ago about staying close to the Savior. (To Whom Shall We Go, Oct 2016). I’ll conclude with a quote from him:
If you live as long as I have, you will come to know that things have a way of resolving themselves. An inspired insight or revelation may shed new light on an issue. Remember, the Restoration is not an event, but it continues to unfold.
Never abandon the great truths revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Never stop reading, pondering, and applying the doctrine of Christ contained in the Book of Mormon.
Brother Walker 2nd Counselor