I received the following message this week in my email inbox:
Hi bro and sis brown how are you? I hope fine, my name is __________ I am a member of the branch where your son is serving. He is a wonderful missionary.
I also have a son on his mission his name is Elder _______ he is in your area. He attends the _____ ward. I don’t know if you are near but if you ever get to see him please tell him that I love him dearly and that Heavenly Father loves him too.
I am very grateful to be a part of this wonderful gospel it is the best thing that could happen to me and my family I love you both and all the bro and sis take care.
From your sis in Christ sis _____
When I read that last, run-on sentence, I think of the verse from Matthew, which says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. What an abundant heart!
One of the most powerful parts of Mormonism for me is Joseph Smith’s vision of the children of God, all linked and connected together. It is the duty and privilege of believers in that vision to make it a reality. Sometime in the next week or so, we will put together a box of groceries and drive the 80 miles to go visit Elder _____ and to take him and his companion to dinner.
“And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.”