"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." D&C 84:88

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Package Finally Arrives for Elder Stratton

We visited two wards today.  The East London 1st and 2nd wards.  We went to the East London 1st ward Sacrament and Sunday School and then left a little bit early from classes so we could catch the Sacrament meeting in the 2nd Ward and the rest of this ward’s meetings.

It was a wonderful Sacrament meeting of expressing love for missionary work, expressing gratitude for the help of the members and expressing a plea to the members of the ward to get more involved with the Elders in doing missionary work.  They all spoke with the passion and dignity that you would expect from faithful missionaries.

Elder Matini spoke of our need to love God and serve him - we are the Lord’s hands.  Elder Shabalala spoke on missionary work, faith and the atonement. Elder Johnson spoke on being in the game and living by the rules (Elder Hollands talk) and finally Elder Thayne spoke on the need to know God and draw closer to him.  He referenced the staff with the serpent that Moses raised wherein the bitten Israelites only needed to look upon to live and in our day our need to face and look upon Jesus Christ to be saved.  Wonderful addresses.

While there we were able to finally get a package delivered to Elder Stratton.  He was out of town doing exchanges with Grahamstown when this arrived here in East London.  It was fun to finally get it to him today.

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