|This is Baao after a rain storm. We came home|
from an Iriga District Mtg and drove through this.
|This rice field we showed a few weeks ago just before planting.|
This is with the rice now tall and green. It is a really beautiful
Last week I wrote about this weekend of the Shemitah. We are now on Saturday and wondering what this coming week or weeks might bring. Some of the things we have read concerning this refer to the Lord's judgements as a "shaking". That is a very descriptive word in that it might mean a way of getting someone's attention or even a warning. Jonathan Cahn, who we have talked about previously refers to the events around the Shemitah as a shaking. I remembered in our reading of the Book of Mormon when Nephi was commanded to build a ship and his brothers thought he was crazy and refused to help him. Nephi tried to change their hearts but they were even more angry and were going to throw him into the sea. The Lord told him to stretch forth his hand and that He (the Lord) would shock them. 1 Nephi 17:53. vs. 54: ...I stretched for my hand unto my brethren, and they did not wither before me; but the Lord did SHAKE them... and in vs 55 his brothers said,"for we know that it is the power of the Lord that has SHAKEN us." This was a shaking that the brothers of Nephi felt and recognized as coming from the Lord and it changed their attitudes. At least for the time being. But they repented for a while and did what the Lord wanted them to. I can only hope that we will recognize the "shaking" which is coming as a warning from the Lord and let it be the moving force to help this nation and each of us individually desire to repent and return to God.
|Elder Legler on the left is leaving the office and we|
had a lunch which he helped prepare. These
are all office Elders.
|We buy pineapple from this old lady as we come home from the|
mall. She is really sweet and friendly. Her granddaughter is always
|An old Catholic church that we passed on the way|
to Calabunga. This was really old and looks
This is the District in Calabunga. We always text a few days ahead of the meeting and ask if we can come and have some time on the agenda. When we got to this meeting, they informed us that in their previous meeting, they had decided to speak all English in this meeting. At the time, they were unaware that we would be attending but they were really excited that we were coming to be with them and it was a really great day there with them. One of the Elders is from Australia and so they have someone to really help them with their English even if it does sound a little funny.
We hope all is well for all of you and that you are learning what the Lord expects of you. Until next week.