From Jenny

So the jubilee celebration was on saturday and sunday. It was really
neat. It took place in Manila and they did satelite broadcast to stake
centers all over the country. The dances and costumes were
spectacular!!! I loved it.
This is a part of the talk Pres. Hinckley gave when he dedicated the
Philippines to have the gospel preached here:
"We invoke Thy blessing, Father dear, upon the missionaries who shall
come here, that Thy Spirit may touch their hearts, that their lives
may be clean and virtuous, that their examples may be marvelous before
the people, that they may be blessed, as it were,  with the “gift of
tongues”, that they shall speak the language of the people, that they
shall work with singleness of purpose to The Name’s honor and glory,
that they shall go forth without fear, that none shall slay them, and
that they shall declare with teaching and testimony, the restoration
of Thy Holy Work for the blessing of Thy children.  Father, give them
joy and courage and faith and satisfaction in their labors, and make
them fruitful."
pretty cool huh!
That includes me, even 50 years later.
I also think this talk from Elder Scott is super neat and thought I
would share a few parts.
"We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to
become each day. Righteous character is a precious manifestation of
what you are becoming. Righteous character is more valuable than any
material object you own, any knowledge you have gained through study,
or any goals you have attained no matter how well lauded by mankind.
"An axiom we all understand is that you get what you pay for. That is
true for spiritual matters as well. You get what you pay for in
obedience, in faith in Jesus Christ, in diligent application of the
truths you learn. What you get is the molding of character, the growth
in capacity, and the successful completion of your mortal purpose to
be proven and to have joy.
"May I share four principles which have brought the deepest feelings
of peace and happiness into my own life? The Lord has established
these cornerstones in His eternal plan, and each one is essential. All
work together in harmony and reinforce one another. When they are
applied with diligence and consistency, they produce strength of
character, increasing ability to convert the challenges of life into
stepping-stones of happiness now and forever. They are:
•Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His program to acquire the power to achieve.
•Repentance to rectify the consequences of mistakes of omission or commission.
•Obedience to the commandments of the Lord to provide strength and
direction in our lives.
•Selfless service to enrich the lives of others."
We are super excited for our baptism coming up on Saturday. Reymond is
totally gonna be the next stake president. He is GREAT! The Lord
really blessed us in preparing him and helping us find him.
Love you
sister webre


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