The Sons of Mosiah...
2: ...had searched the scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God.
3 But this is not all; they had given themselves to much prayer, and fasting; therefore they had the spirit of prophecy, and the spirit of revelation, and when they taught, they taught with power and authority of God.
God is Good all the Time.
In the summer of 2004 my son Sam and I went to Zambia to visit my Daughter Abi. She was serving with a non profit group called Mothers Without Borders, assisting the people in a poor little village. The volunteers stayed in a small house on a rural farm where they attempted to grow corn and other vegetables to eat and sell... It was a labor of love among some very poor Africans. They also spent time tutoring and assisting these kids with their school work. Our goal was to help them with skills to become more self reliant.
We had two group leaders who took us everywhere and taught us all about how to help these people.
One of the sayings that the Africans and SHO SHO one of our leaders would say at least 10 times a day was,
"GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME."
I am sure that I had heard that phrase before in my life. It was not a new phrase for me. But for some reason while we were there working with these people.... People who lived in grass huts with nothing but dirt floors, very little food and only the clothes on their backs, the phrase took on a whole new meaning.
They always seemed to have a smile on their face and a happy countenance as they lived each day the best they knew how. The children were especially amazing. Each one had a light in their eyes and hope in their souls. As I thought about my time there with these delightful people I considered why they were happy.
The only plausible answer that I could come up with was.
They were thankful ... They were appreciative for any assistance that was given. They expressed gratitude for the help and kindness that they received. They lived simple and did not know what they did not have.
Sam with his group of students. Teaching them how to crochet.
Gratitude is a core value that will shape us. It is the key to the soul. It allows us to be receptive to the Holy Ghost. It changes us inside.
I am so thankful to my Father and His son who make life wonderful.
I am very grateful for an amazing wife and children who love the Lord and know to serve HIM... I am so thankful for you. Oh how blessed I am.
Unlock the key this Thanksgiving and be grateful.
Express thanks for our Savior and Our Father. They have given us everything.
Please know that we love you and are so grateful to all of you for the dedication and effort that you give as servants of the Lord. What an honor and a privilege it is to serve by your side. What an honor and a blessing it is to be a servant of the Lord.
President and Sister Taggart