America: Land of Promise . . . Choice Above All Other Lands
July 7, 2019 - As we celebrated the 4th of July this past week, I am reminded of the prophecies in the Book of Mormon: And this land shall be a land of liberty A land of promise A land which is choice above all other lands And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper We are so blessed to live in this land of freedom.
And Happy Birthday to my Grandpa, James Roy Moore - he was born July 4, 1891. (Sadly, he is long gone - he passed away while I was on my mission in 1973.)
As a service project in the branch we helped John erect his flag pole.
In case you didn't get enough fireworks, watch this video for the mid-finale of the Norwood fireworks display. (This happened about halfway into the program and was like ten times better that the ending finale - not sure why they did it this way.)
This young tribal member who attend's the Tribe's Akwesasne Freedom School (AFS) recites the closing address in Mohawk. Through the ongoing efforts of parents, families and the larger Mohawk Nation community, AFS has played a critical role in the formation of Mohawk identity, citizenship, and nationhood for about 40 years, extending even beyond those who attend the school and into the next generations of Mohawk leadership.
After the closing remarks, the Honor Song was performed.
One monkey jumping on the bed: We needed to make room for everything in the dumpster, so Elder Allen volunteered to help squish everything down.
Be grateful for our free nation. Thank someone who has served our country in the military and do something nice for them. Freedom is not free - it has been bought and paid for. God has prepared this land for His purposes - join in and share His message with someone this week.