Have you ever had a concern or a question or problem that you couldn't seem to find an answer for?
The young Joseph Smith showed us the pattern of faith in seeking for an answer to a question or problem!
Joseph was confused by the differences among the many churches in his area and wanted to know which church was right. Knowing he lacked wisdom, he followed the counsel found in the Bible, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).
-Recognizing he lacked wisdom (he was humble)
-He counseled with local church leaders in the area and with his family
-Looked in the scriptures for counsel
-He acted on the scripture in faith - he expected God to answer!
-Ultimately he sought counsel of God
Joseph counseled with Heavenly Father in the woods that day, he went with sincere desire to receive counsel!
Do you think he expected to see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ? Do you think he was surprised by the answer (counsel he was given) he received?
He sought counsel from the ultimate and true source and then when he received he stayed true to that counsel!
Front: President and Sister Johnson, Sisters Campbell, Thompson, Elder and Sister Samuelson, Sister and Elder Christensen, Sister Farnes, Roberts, Ewing-Di Bari, President Mauro
Row 2: Sisters Simonsen, Bowden, Ewell, Wentzel, Wadsworth, Paine, DeMille, Morrison, Hartman, Brown, Thorsen, Crockett and Allen
Row 3: Elders Smith, Holdaway, Richens, Segon, Averett, Zubeck, Swisher, Smedley, Selfridge, Davidson, Mueller, and Wilt
Row 4: Elders Eubanks, Hansen, LaFon, Saylor, Cook, Holman, Johnson, Haroldsen, Calaway, Kotter
Row 5: Elders Uchityl, Draper, Curtis, Montgomery, Liston, Ord, Robertson, Halls, Simmons and Holbrook
Elder Davidson, Sister Roberts and Elder Montgomery
Elders Averett, Johnson, and Sister Morrison
Elders LaFon and Kotter
Our wonderful lunch team!
Elders Calaway, Zubeck, Robertson, and Richens
Elder Johnson, Sisters Ewell, Wentzel, Bowden and Wadsworth
Singing our thanks!