Bishop Peery of the Palo Alto 1st ward is amazing. Absolutely amazing, and has reminded me of an important principle that is found in the Book of Mormon.
Ammon from the Book of Mormon never forgot the smallest of details.
ALMA 8:10:Now when king Lamoni heard that Ammon was preparing his horses and his chariots he was more astonished, because of the faithfulness of Ammon, saying: Surely there has not been any servant among all my servants that has been so faithful as this man; for even he doth remember all my commandments to execute them."
I am thinking of the small and simple things that I participated in, and heard about this week that wrought mighty miracles.
A wonderful mom in our ward during fast and testimony meeting Sunday shared with the ward of an experience how she felt God's love for her. Her day was crazy to say the least as a mother of 5 children under the age of 12 and she found herself stuck in a rut. When she opened her refrigerator she realized she had no milk to prepare the meal that she had so graciously signed up to make for an activity. With her day planned out literally to the T she had no time. Crying, she rushed to put shoes on, not only on herself, but on all of her children so she could run to the store, when she heard the doorbell ring. Too flustered to answer it, she avoided it. When her daughter asked for the 4th time why she wasn't getting the door she finally answered it. As she opened the door, right in front of her stood, a neighbor that she had only spoken to once with 2 gallons of milk in her hands.
Sister Triana and I decided about 2 weeks ago to start visiting with our part member families. Going down the list we met with Sister Janzen. As we taught her Lesson 1, the Restoration, we realized we weren't even sure if was she who was the member or if it was her husband. We left the home with a return visit to help her around the house and do some service. We went back 2 more times the following week to do more service and learned that it was indeed Sister Janzen who was not a member. A week ago, Sister Triana and I got a call from a Sister Taylor whom we have never spoken to, who said that she had a referral for us. She said that she was visiting teaching someone who is ready to be baptized. It was none other than Sister Janzen.
I tell just two of these stories because they are of great significance to me. That mom who felt Gods love through 2 gallons of milk experienced a miracle and certainly a tender mercy.
Sister Triana and I were blessed with the inspiration to visit with this part member family. We had the blessing of being able to serve them in their home and build a relationship.
Lets all do our best to be like Ammon. Do the smallest of things. Do the littlest of things. They are important.
I love you all,