We are the sheepdogs. Aug 10, 2015
Progress is steady and sure. I read 3 Nephi this week and found out good news, the Book of Mormon is true!
Saturday we were able to go help our friend Karen in her garden and meet some of her family. We were concerned about some drama going on with Karen's less-active friend/acquaintance but I'm confident she has the courage to do what's right. She came to church and is well on the road to her baptism, which is on the 22 August now. Due to my companion's vast knowledge of country artists and me showing off my football skills her grandson took to us as well. Fingers crossed they'll all come to the ward BBQ Saturday.
This week I was reminded of
The very next day in Sunday school we happened to read in 3 Nephi 15: 16-24 which explains, "And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice--that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost." James pointed out that it seemed convenient and I didn't disagree. It wasn't until reading 3 Nephi this week that I understood why and it also answered the question of why the Bible doesn't mention Nephites even once.
3 Nephi 16:4 And I command you that ye shall write these sayings after I am gone, that if it so be that my people at Jerusalem, they who have seen me and been with me in my ministry, do not ask the Father in my name, that they may receive a knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost, and also of the other tribes whom they know not of, that these sayings which ye shall write shall be kept and shall be manifested unto the Gentiles, that through the fullness of the Gentiles, the remnant of their seed, who shall be scattered forth upon the face of the earth because of their unbelief, may be brought in, or may be brought to a knowledge of me, their Redeemer.
They don't know about the Nephites, or the "other sheep," in
The day that I read this my heart was burning again. I learnt a lot more about the lost tribes and the gathering of
James once pointed out to me that if He is the Good Shepherd than we are His sheepdogs. It makes us sound small and energetic but I don't mind. We'll keep on steering the sheep in the right direction until the end.