Monday, March 23, 2015

My mission summed up in a poem

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a long time. I've been really busy, and the computers here in Sioux Falls don't let me upload pictures. I love it here. About a week ago I felt like I should write a poem. I have always enjoyed poetry, but I haven't taken the time to write on my mission until now. This describes the type of service I have attempted to offer my Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you enjoy it:
A Labor of Great Care
To be diligent like the Savior
takes a lot more thought and care.
To be prepared in spirit
takes more heartfelt study and prayer.
It's more than going to work each day,
expending strength with none to spare.
It takes a lot more thought and care;
more study and earnest prayer.
To serve the Lord with heart and soul
takes consecration and obedience exact.
To impact the world in heart and soul
takes charity as the motive to act.
It's more than knocking on every door,
wearing shoes out pair by pair.
It takes a lot more thought and care;
more study and grateful prayer.
To work each day with the Master's touch
takes clean hands, and faith, to start.
To be an instument for your King
takes a willing and humble heart.
It is patience and hope; trusting the Spirit
Without fear; never rush or despair.
It takes a lot more thought and care;
more study and Christlike prayer.
Elder William R Dudley

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