Monday, May 30, 2011


Children playing along the roadside
Yesterday as I sat in church I wrote a few thoughts as I watched all of the children who were siting with their families around me. Because of possible problems, we as missionaries are instructed not to hold little children. That is a really hard thing for me. They are so dang cute and it makes me want to pick them up and give them a big hug!! These little ones will come up to us to shake our hands at church. They seem to watch everything that we do.

The Bishop was the last speaker in Sacrament meeting. He spoke about how special these little children are. He made the statement that these little children are more righteous than their parents. I truly believe that what he said is true. These little children have been saved to come to earth in these troublesome times.

Recently during the Jubilee Celebration, while celebrating 50 years of the church in the Philippines, we were told that the church will continue to grow at a rapid rate in the Philippines. These children are the future leaders of the church here and around the world.

So the next time you look at those sweet little ones who may not behaving in the best of ways at the time (I have had a couple like that), remember that they are more righteous than you and that they are the future leaders of the church. Teach them about our Savior and all that He has done for them. You will be surprised at how smart they are.

"But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer the little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God."
(Luke 18:16)

"And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones.
And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they came down and encircled those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angels did minister unto them." (3 Nephi 17:23-24)

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