Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Week of January 8, 2017

Hey I hope that everyone had a great week this week! It has been a good week up here in North Dakota! Ha the weather hasn't been to bad the last couple days either. Ha anything in positive degrees isn't too bad though. This week were were super busy working on our ward list. Up here in the oil field people come and go all the time so its pretty hard to keep it all up to date. We weren't able to teach a ton of lessons this week because we spent most of our time working on that. Other than that things have been going good. 

Something that I have been thinking about a lot the last week and something I have been studying is this passage of scripture in Alma its Chapter 50 1-6   "1 And now it came to pass that Moroni did not stop making preparations for war, or to defend his people against the Lamanites; for he caused that his armies should commence in the commencement of the twentieth year of the reign of the judges, that they should commence in digging up heaps of earth round about all the cities, throughout all the land which was possessed by the Nephites. 2 And upon the top of these ridges of earth he caused that there should be timbers, yea, works of timbers built up to the height of a man, round about the cities. 3 And he caused that upon those works of timbers there should be a frame of pickets built upon the timbers round about; and they were strong and high. 4 And he caused towers to be erected that overlooked those works of pickets, and he caused places of security to be built upon those towers, that the stones and the arrows of the Lamanites could not hurt them. 5 And they were prepared that they could cast stones from the top thereof, according to their pleasure and their strength, and slay him who should attempt to approach near the walls of the city. 6 Thus Moroni did prepare strongholds against the coming of their enemies, round about every city in all the land."  So pretty much they were busy preparing for war even when there was no war going on at the time. I've been thinking about how we can apply this to our lives and prepare for what is coming. We all have things that we can improve on and do better some simple things would be like going to church, daily scripture study and prayer. I challenge all of you to pick something that you can do better at and to work on it this week! 

I hope you all have a great week love you!!

Elder Brinkerhoff

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