My apologies... I forgot to POST "Elder Smith's" message from LAST WEEK...(Mama Smith)
I don't much time today so this will be brief. It was a good week! I got the recipe for some AMAZING spaghetti sauce (you gotta love good ol' Southern cookin!) and we saw a car on fire. Yup, crazy week.
It's also almost Pioneer Day! When we're asked to give up time, money, or talents for the Church is it really a sacrifice? Think of what the Pioneers faced and GAVE UP for the Church, or rather, for the Savior. The message of sacrifice is well said in the well-known hymn of "Come, Come, Ye Saints". Consider its words:
Come, come ye saints, NO toil NOR labor fear, but with JOY wend your way. And though we die, before our journey's through, HAPPY DAY! All is well. Gird up your loins, fresh courage take, our God will NEVER us forsake. And soon we'll have this tale to tell, All is well. ALL IS WELL!
There is no sacrifice too great for God. He gave everything for us! Why are we so jealous to hold back things for Him? Afterall, even in the end it's for our benefit! Everything HE does is for our benefit (2 Nephi 26:24)! How hard is it to do something for a friend or a complete stranger? Do something good for someone today! Indeed do it EVERY DAY!
I wish yall the best!