Monday, October 12, 2015

Bishop's Message for Perry 6th Ward Newsletter

Note:  We thought that those not in the Perry 6th Ward might like to see the message we sent them. 
This along with the other letter to the ward will take the place of our normal post for this week.

Dear Perry 6th Ward Members,

We are honored to be asked to write the message for the Ward Newsletter this month.  Our humble message in this newsletter will follow those of the Apostles and Prophets at General Conference.  What more can we say than to “Follow the Prophets” and sustain them by listening to their words and following their counsel.
By the time you read this, we will probably have sustained 3 new Apostles of the Lord.  What an unusual occurrence for this to happen. Pray to have the witness of the Holy Ghost that they are truly called of God.  Learn for yourselves, that all of these men have been called, ordained and set apart to lead us through these wonderful last days in this last dispensation of time.
If you really sustain them, then you will follow their counsel. You show through your actions what you really believe. King Benjamin gave his wonderful message to his people,, it can be read in Mosiah 4.  We would suggest that all of you open your scriptures and read his message.   This message was for us, just as it was for the people of his day.
He tells us “Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in Heaven and in earth; believe that he hath all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend…Believe that ye must repent…and now if ye believe, see that ye do them”.
In this day and age, the world is depending on MAN to solve the problems that we are experiencing. How can we look to man to solve the problems that man created.  We need to look to God to help us get through these troubling times.  Our problems are bigger than our wisdom.  But God knows all things.  He has taught and warned all of his children since Adam and Eve in the garden.  He is still teaching and warning us through his prophets and apostles.
Our message to you faithful Perry 6th ward members is this “Believe in God; that he is, ….that he has all wisdom, and all power,” that he wants the best for us and that he speaks to us today, through His Apostles and Prophets  and “if you believe these things,   See that ye do them”.
We say this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.  Amen

For those of you who wish to know what we are doing on our mission we have a mission blog that you can read. (  We love working with the missionaries and love the people.  We only need to come live in a country such as this to realize how blessed we are at home in Perry. Not one of us has any right to complain.  We have truly been blessed to live under the protection of the gospel principles in our family and community.   There will soon be a post on our blog just for the Perry 6th Ward which will contain more specific information about our mission.

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