Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome Home Email

The Relief Society President sent out this email the day Carter arrived home:

"Good afternoon sisters,

It is another joyous day as we welcome home yet another missionary!

You have had the opportunity to learn of Christ as you have developed a personal study of the scriptures,  You drew strength through prayer to be a light to all nations.  You have developed a relationship with your Heavenly Father and your Savior, Jesus Christ, as you set worthy goals and then worked hard to achieve them.  You were invited to arise and shine forth and be a keeper of the light.  "Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  I am the life and light of the world. "  Jesus Christ lived his entire life as a beacon of light for each of us to follow. He lights the way for us to return and live in the presence of Heavenly Father.  His words to us are. "Behold I am the light, I have set an example for you."  Just as the great keepers of the light stand alone in the calm or treacherous seas.... You were called to arise and stand unwavering.... to be a light that would lead others to safety.  You had a divine call to let your light shine, to be a guide to those around you.  You have experienced the calm seas of peace, happiness and joy.  You have also come to know that true happiness is found through obedience to God's commandments.  Real joy comes through service.  Peace comes not from what you do, but from who you really are.  Heavenly Father knows you, and loves you.

Welcome home Elder Crismon!
We love you!"

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