Saturday, January 31, 2015

I know not what the future holds

Well it's been quite a week to say the least, we've finished the B O M in 40 days as a mission reading the last 3 or 4 verses together in a meeting with Elder Russell M. Nelson who came and spoke to all the missionaries in our mission. We also recited the Living Christ to him & he was ask the question how it came about, "he told us it was started with Pres. Hunter" so that was quite a while before they gave it to us. We had our picture taken in 3 groups with Pres. Nelson & Elder Lynn G. Robbins who also shook each of our hands, looked us in the eye & smiled. I didn't realize Pres. Nelson is in his 90s.  Now to tell you how he came to be here. He told us they received there assignments 6 months in advance & Texas was not on his scheduled visits but he happened to have a granddaughter prayer that her grandpa could come to Texas & speak to us before she leaves off her mission here. He said, "she prayed me here."  It was a once in a life time for me, I'm sure,  but it sure was a great experience. The spirit was strong & being in the presence of all the young Sisters & Elders is always a good thing. I ran into an elder from Montpelier, Idaho who I just happened to know his name from my past life in the ranching business. It was his grandpa I knew so it was like seeing a little piece of home & he knew a lot of people I know. It truly is a small world we live in.  It is raining cats & dogs here tonight & for some reason I always feel lonely when it rains but not as bad as when the wind blows. That brings back lots of memories (good & bad). We attended a funeral today of a man who was coming back to the church after being gone for a number of years.  He told the Bishop he needed to get straight with the Lord & wanted to go to the temple & be sealed to his wife who had passed away a couple of years ago.  He attended our family home evening group so I got to know him some. He was a very educated man with attending all kinds of universities & getting lots of degrees however you would never have guessed it. Today I realized how my book of  life has lots of different pages & chapters with everyone of them being totally different. Some of the characters are in most of the chapters but not all. I was thinking I sure hope I've got my life straight with the Lord & ready to meet him who knows when. I'm thinking of home tonight so I'll end with my thoughts for this week, "I know God has a plan. I pray for direction to follow it, patience to wait on it, and knowledge to know when it comes... I know not what the future holds but I know who holds my future--authors unknown.  My scripture Ether 12: 27. Love ya all  Sister Putnam


  1. Sorry don't know why the pictures are so big

  2. Thanks for such a wonderful thought. I like the big picture of you, you look great. Hope you have a good week.

  3. are looking great! Glad you got to be with elder Nelson for an hearing your dp