Dear family and friends,
We hope you all had a wonderful Fathers Day weekend and want you to know how much Dad appreciated the tributes via email, instagram, facebook and by phone.
The last two weeks we have been in Trindad, Tobago and Suriname attending zone meetings and conducting interviews. We have had some very spiritual discussions with our missionaries about our Heavenly Father. Dad has been trying to help them understand that when we ask investigators and even members "Do you believe in God?" and they "Yes"...we need to make sure that we ask more questions to see who God is to them. There have been a myriad of answers in an area of the world with so many different cultures and religions. It is not enough to believe in Him...we must "know" Him. John 17:3 It has been a very enlightening discussion that has been spiritually and emotionally charged as we have read together the first vision and outlined the characteristics of who God really is. Dad had them read the last sentence of verse 16 and then 17 of Joseph Smith History. Today at our zone meeting the missionaries listed 19 truths that they found about God in these two verses alone. The spirit was incredible.
We are grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that knows us by name and asks us to humbly develop a relationship with Him through faith, repentance and prayer. Everything in the restored gospel falls into place when we understand who He is.
TOBAGO visit---Sister Henry is a home bound member who asks the missionaries to visit every Sunday, so she can partake of the sacrament. Her granddaughter sat in on the lesson with her and was very reverent. Sister Henry has a personality and testimony that is bigger than life. We wish you could meet her.
SURINAME visit---It is the rainy season and much of the city has been flooded. We had a minute to take some pictures that tell the story much better than we can.
We love you!
Trini and Dad