Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Good Things to Come

"Always remember
the true source of your blessings."

My husband goes to the prison once a week and currently meets with two seperate groups.  Many times he doesn't meet even though he goes out there.  There are often extenuating circumstances where the prison areas are shutdown and prisoners are confined to their cells.  Hugh gets discouraged when he goes out there week after week and then doesn't get to meet with anyone, but then he had an experience (a tender mercy) that confirmed his efforts are appreciated.

The other day he reported that he had two good meetings and the LDS prisoners even brought a few friends.  After the meeting one man who had come for the first time and is not LDS commented to Hugh, "You know I've always been told not to meet with the Mormons, but I don't get it, all you did was talk about Christ."  He was very sincere, said he enjoyed the meeting and that he would like to continue to come to the LDS meetings.

I never get it either. The prophet Nephi wrote, "For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do... And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." We know the source of all strength, happiness, and blessings is Jesus Christ.  I tell this story in preface to this Mormon Message by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland where he testifies clearly of whom our blessings come:


  1. Hello Srs. Blair,

    Your son is eating dinner at our house right now. Don't worry - he's not trunky! We have loved having him in our ward. We will certainly miss him. Thanks for raising a great son.

    Doug and Annie Lewis

  2. Thanks for your comment. We appreciate your kindness to our son.