When we are on the Lord's errand we are entitled to the Lord's help. We are not entitled, however, to a smooth road and an endless stream of successes.


Be of Good Cheer
The message in my email this week was all about believing God when He says we have no reason to fear when we are facing tribulation. I love that message in this lesson, especially because of how timely it is for me!

I love this inspiring short message from Camille Fronk:


This short clip is part of a longer talk given by Camille Fronk at BYU. If you'd like to watch the full message, you can find it here:  Be of Good Cheer, I Have Overcome the World

Keep the Commandments
I love to contemplate how many times during his ministry, Paul was saved. The message of this lesson, that when we are on the Lord's errand we are entitled to the Lord's help, but it doesn't mean we are entitled to a smooth road and an endless stream of successes, is important. However, by keeping the commandments and following the guidance of the living prophet, we can be blessed and happy!


Paul: A Chosen Vessel
Some of these older, harder-to-find videos that the Church made are very fun to watch! 

Faith to Face Adversity
I found this story in the Liahona that I loved, maybe because I can relate to this type of adversity. 
Here is the link to the original story: Faith to Face Adversity

Our daughter, Alexis, was born premature at 26 weeks. Because she was born with underdeveloped lungs, she needed respiratory support to help her breathe.
Alexis was scheduled to come home after three months in the neonatal intensive care unit. But she suddenly took a turn for the worse when she developed increased blood pressure in the blood vessels that supply her lungs, a condition known as pulmonary hypertension.
The day she turned blue while struggling to breathe remains etched in my mind. It was one of many frightening moments we experienced during the 12 months she spent in the hospital. That year was a heart-wrenching roller-coaster ride for my husband and me.
Our isolation added to our worry. Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, I was separated from members of my extended family. Also, it was tough for my husband and me to find support outside the hospital. It seemed that few people comprehended what we were going through. I felt helpless and desperate, breaking down several times at the hospital.
I am thankful for Relief Society sisters who helped my family in our hour of need. I was new to the ward, having just moved from Hong Kong to Singapore. Many sisters I did not know delivered food and checked on me. I was touched by their love and prayers for my family.
During dark moments, I turned to God. He did not immediately answer my prayers, but I continued to pray. My husband, though not a member of the Church, supported me by joining in my prayers. We got through each day with faith in our hearts that God would provide. We did all we could for our precious child and left the rest to Him.
With God’s guidance, we reached a decision we had struggled with for months. We felt guided to have Alexis undergo a tracheostomy. Surgeons planned to make an incision in the front of her neck at her trachea and then insert a tracheal tube that would allow direct ventilation to her lungs. Alexis would then be able to breathe without using her nose or mouth.

A Never-Ending SaturdayAs I reflect on our experience with Alexis, I think about the atoning sacrifice of our Savior. We are all familiar with His Crucifixion and His glorious Resurrection. The time between these two important events is hardly mentioned in the scriptures. But that time holds special significance for me, making Easter especially meaningful.
For example, Saturday was a day of uncertainty. The Savior’s disciples couldn’t quite see the glory that was yet to come on Sunday. Saturday, like Friday, was a difficult day for them to endure.
During our daughter’s lengthy hospitalization, we lived through what felt like a never-ending Saturday. We faced so much uncertainty that we couldn’t see past each day. During frightening moments when Alexis looked like she might die, we had difficulty seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, much less feeling hope.
But through our experience, I learned that Heavenly Father and His Son are fully aware of us and our trials. I am grateful for the Savior and in awe of His Atonement. Through His Atonement, we can receive unwavering help to get through the Saturdays of our lives as we hold on to hope for future blessings.
Alexis’s operation was successful. She recently celebrated her third birthday. Despite what she went through, she is a cheerful toddler who loves to smile and meet new people at our neighborhood park. Her tracheal tube prevents her from speaking, but she loves to sign colors and read books. We feel blessed to spend every waking moment with her.

Sunday Will Come

“I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come.”
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (1917–2008) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Sunday Will Come,” Liahona, Nov. 2006