12th October 2015, Whom shall we serve?

Hi there! 🙂

Carving pumpkins

“Choose you this day whom ye will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24: 15.

The topic for sacrament meeting next week is service and Sister Brown and I have been asked to speak. As I was thinking this past week, certain people came to my mind. People who exemplify service. I think of our beloved Prophet, Thomas S. Monson who sacrifices his time and energy to lead and direct the kingdom of God on the earth. I think of our Bishop, and Bishop’s around the world who council and strengthen ward families. I think of Mother’s who serve children with endless needs. Father’s that work diligently to provide for and nurture a family. We can be servants in many capacities. But who must be serve?

Jesus Christ teaches us to serve God and serve our fellow beings. Jesus Christ is the perfect Servant.

“For how knoweth a man the master whom he has not served, and who is a stranger unto him, and is far from the thoughts and intents of his heart?” Mosiah 5: 13. I believe, Jesus Christ knows us so well and intimately because He has spent eternity serving us. To know someone, we need to serve them. To really know Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father, our family – we must live like our Savior, and serve. Then we will come to know and love them.

This week we found a new investigator, Flescheen Brown. She is the mother of an other investigator. Recently, her husband died and she has been seeking the Lord more earnestly. Because of her experiences, she has a broken heart and a contrite Spirit. We taught her the Restoration of the Gospel – as we taught, she expressed to us that this message sounds familiar. When Flescheen was 14 years old, she had a life changing experience. She could no longer be a child. We told of Joseph Smith’s experience when he was 14 years old. She loved hearing about Joseph, his prayer and his experiences. She asked for a copy of the Book of Mormon. She said that she had been praying for guidance and for more knowledge about Heavenly Father’s Gospel. She felt like this message was an answer to her prayers. I love Flescheen. I know that she can come to know that this Gospel is the Lord’s true Church on earth.

General Conference was wonderful.
Some things that I learned and am working to apply:

  • Striving to see through others through a parents eyes.
  • serve
  • Elevating my thoughts by ponderising a scripture every week. This week I will ponderise Alma 5: 26. What scripture will you choose?
    live worthly

I know Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet that God has called at this time. I know that as we “feast upon the words of Christ”, and apply their teachings in our lives, we will gain protection, peace and happiness.

Our District's carved pumpkins... Mine is the silly face on the top right. Couldn't quite get the tongue shape right. :)
Our District’s carved pumpkins… Mine is the silly face on the top right. Couldn’t quite get the tongue shape right. 🙂
Halloween decorations in the neighborhood...
Halloween decorations in the neighborhood…

halloween in the hood 1

Have a blessed week. 🙂
Love,
Sister Lyreche Tata

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