Dear Sisters of this Great and Blessed Olympus Stake,
It is hard for me to find the words to express the joy I feel as I contemplate all you good sisters attending the weekly Sisters in Scripture Class. I have had many of you come up to me and offer thanks for the Class. The thanks need to go to the Stake RS presidency and Teachers.
We were told in last general conference that “The Lord has commanded us to search the scriptures, to feast upon them, and to treasure them up…as we do, we will have the Spirit with us. We will become acquainted with His voice. And ” The scriptures are the voice of the Lord, studying the scriptures, trains us to hear the Lords voice”. -David McConkie, first counselor in the Sunday school presidency. Nov 2010 Ensign.
Sisters, I promise you that your faith and testimony will grow as you attend this class and feast on the words of Christ. (Make it a lifetime habit.)And as your faith and testimony grow, so shall your children’s faith grow. Generations will be blessed because of your faith and testimony. Sisters, speaking for the priesthood, we need you. Our lives would be dismal without you. We need your faith and testimony to be strong as you need ours to be strong. We rely on each other. Let us all keep the faith !
I testify of the power of the word of God in our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
President, Salt Lake Olympus Stake
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Michael Novak, Reader’s, November, 1994, from remarks at Westminster
“Everything I have learned in my seventy five years in this world, everything that has truly enhanced and enlightened my existence, has been through affliction and not through happiness.”
Malcolm Muggeridge, English author, journalist
“The sovereign source of melancholy is repletion. Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us…The history of our race is one long commentary on the cheerfulness that comes from fighting ills.”
William James, philosopher
“The mind is its own place, and in itself
can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”