Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Study the Hymns

I'm not quite sure how we are going to talk on mothers day. I haven't been informed on what we are able to do. I am hoping we will be able to skype, but I will hopefully know next week. What time do y'all meet for church? Ours is at 9 am. So like 7 there.
That's excellent to hear that the building passed the inspection and was given the temporary occupancy! I'm glad you've been able to move in smoothly.
So this weekend we had J..'s baptism. It was incredible! He has such a strong testimony of the gospel. He was actually starting to teach the lessons to us because we has taught everything several times. I was able to perform the baptism and Elder Rose confirmed. I FETCHING LOVE ELDER ROSE. When he was confirming you could feel the spirit so strong. The talks went very well and everything went very smooth. He will be a great strength to many people. We are going to start taking him out teaching with us and working with him so he will get to know the ward really well.
There was a combined meeting and it was on Hymns. Hymns really do bring the spirit very strong. They showed an example of two songs put together. It was a Christmas  song to the music of onward christian solders. You can really tell that the writers of the music were truly inspired by the spirit for the tune and lyric to match.
I love this song..

1. There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.
2. We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains he had to bear,
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.
3. There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin.
He only could unlock the gate
Of heaven and let us in.
4. Oh, dearly, dearly has he loved!
And we must love him too,
And trust in his redeeming blood,
And try his works to do.

It is such a blessing to know this. I love that we are able to study out of the hymn book for related topics.  I am so grateful to know of what the Savior has done for us and the knowledge of happiness we have because of the atonement.

Listen to or read "the meaning of the atonement" by Cleon Skousen It is really wonderful.

I hope all is well.
Elder Marshall

1 comment:

  1. It's good to hear from Elder Marshall! Thanks for sharing his letter. R.A. McKay