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February 21, 2013

"I Wonder When He Comes Again"

The past few nights when we were on splits we got so many doors slammed in our faces...more than I have ever had my whole mission. It was interesting but we kept moving forward and saw many hearts touched and lessons learned. It was another trial of our faith. We are working with about 20 people and they are all soooo ready to be baptized--just need to take a leap of faith!!! Patience is something I am also learning.

Yesterday during Sacrament meeting I was reading these words from one of our old baptism programs and it touched me in many ways.

"When He Comes Again"

1. I wonder, when he comes again,
Will herald angles sing?
Will earth be white with drifted snow,
Or will the world know spring?
I wonder if one star will shine
Far Brighter than the rest;
Will daylight stay the whole night through?
will songbirds leave their nests?
I'm sure he'll call his little ones
Together 'round his knee,
Because he said in days gone by,
"Suffer them to come to me."

2. I wonder, when he comes again,
Will I be ready there
To look upon his loving face
And join with him in prayer?
Each day I'll try to do his will
And let my light so shine
That others seeing me may seek
For greater light divine.
Then, when that blessed day is here,
He'll love me and say,
"You've served me well, my little child;
come unto my arms to stay."

This is the message that I want to share; that He does live and that through Him we can find rest, peace, and joy in His loving arms. Even though things have gotten hard, stressful and sometimes painful being a missionary, I see His hand leading and gently pushing me along. I look behind and I don't see anyone but I know that He is there. I also have felt that there are others also pushing me along...it is such a real feeling and I can't describe it. I feel your prayers and I feel you and dad kneeling right beside me during my prayers...just like what we often did before seminary and work.

I am learning more and more of my purpose here and why I am here at this specific time... and in this specific place. Such tender mercies!

All is well and I love this work! "Come what may...and love it!"

From my heart to yours,
Elder David Cluff