Creature of the week: Every day I see Cardinals. They are my favorite bird. In Tucson I would see maybe one cardinal a year. Here I see at least ten a day. They are beautiful birds.
Today I was reading in the Book of Mormon. Jesus Christ teaches how we can receive answers to our questions. He gives us a simple formula. 3 Nephi 14:7-8 7- Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and he shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. 8- For everyone that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened unto you. We have to do our part in praying to Heavenly Father asking him a question that we desire to know the answer to, asking Him for guidance. We then do all we can to seek for the answer. In the scriptures, an experience, General Conference talks, etc. And then when we think we found the answer, we ask in prayer, knocking, telling Heavenly Father what we have found from diligently studying. If it be
right, the answer will be "opened unto you". It's a promise. Heavenly Father is willing to give us the answers to our questions, if we are willing to do our part. I love the Book of Mormon, there is so much to learn and the best part is that we will never ever stop learning from it. I know that my faith in Jesus Christ has been strengthened in the Book of Mormon.
This upcoming week is a very exciting week for the Fleming Island 2nd ward. Ryan, who has been investigating and coming to church for the past two years, is getting baptized this Thursday! The members have been really working with him and taking him under their wing. We were blessed to be able to teach him. I love my ward.
I love you all and am thinking of you!
Love, Sister McCook