Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9th 2012

Hello Family and Friends!!!
I am in my NEW area. Kajjansi!!! It is about 15 miles south of Kampala city and is a great place. My new companion is a great guy and I look forward to a great transfer with him!!!!

One of my very favorite Book of Mormon scriptures is found in Helaman 5:12. It talks about building our foundation, or our lives, around Jesus Christ. As you can see "below" a well balanced life is built with Jesus Christ at the center. He is that "Sure foundation...which cannot fall." Look at "figure 2" (below) for a minute and think to yourself what would happen if you substituted any of the outside areas of life for Jesus Christ. Let us imagine that we focus all our life efforts into our job. The reason we live essentially is so we can work at that job. What would happen to your life if you were suddenly fired or got laid off? Your foundation would be kicked out from under you, and you FALL!!! Can you see the dangers of building our lives around anything BUT Jesus Christ?

We have a wonderful example of the two sides of the story in the Bible. Matthew 7:24-27. We have two men, one decides to build himself a home upon a rock, the other constructs his house on a nice sandy beach. We can all see where this is going, a big rain storm beats down on these two dwellings. We all know what happens, "The house on the rock stood still, while the house on the sand washed away." Looking at "figure 1" (below) I have written up a possible acronym for our lives. Are we built upon a "R.O.C.K." or are we built upon the "S.A.N.D." Remember, we cannot build two places at once, we cannot serve two masters!!! Have a great week as you continue to prepare to meet our Maker. All my love from Uganda to you!!!!

-Elder Winters

Figure 1

Figure 2

Teaching Piano Classes in Kajjansi (6 students!!!)

Unplanned service opportunity, helping to dig post holes for a shed foundation

Easter dinner with recent converts. GOOD FOOD!!! I don't know how I'm going to leave!!!

Recent convert family. SO AWESOME!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!

Son of one of the powerful member families.

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