Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Who is the Most Beautiful and the Best? It's a sheep!

Then Peter opened his moujth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:  But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.  Acts 10:34-35

For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  Romans 10:12

Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.  Doctrine and Covenants 18:10

A few posts back there were pictures I had taken of a farm animal that I wasn't sure whether it was a sheep or a goat.  Along with it was a commentary philosophising that the animal with the biggest horns wouldn't really know he was the best of the bunch as far a horns go, so he wouldn't go around all puffed up with ego and pride.  A scientific daughter commented that those in the animal kingdom DO know who is top whatever depending on how many females they attract.  Hum, not so different than humans?  Still, my original point can be well taken.  We aren't so different on the inside, no matter what is on the outside.  We ARE all equal in the sight of God.  It was wistful thinking to dream that the world would suddenly change and we could all be nice to one another as we realize the worth of each soul . . .

Jacob sheep (a fancy one from the Royal Show---la-tee-da)
Jacob sheep - - more ordinary farmyard type, BUT really cool in his own pasture.
From Wikipedia:  "The Jacob sheep is a rare breed of small, piebald (black and white spotted), polycerate (multi-horned) sheep. Jacobs may have as many as six horns, although four horns is most common. Jacobs are usually raised for their wool, meat, and hides. They are kept as pets and ornamental animals, and have been used as guard animals to protect farm property from theft or vandalism and to defend other livestock against predators.
Generally referred to as an "unimproved" or "heirloom" breed (one that has survived with little human selection), the Jacob is descended from an ancient Old World breed of sheep, although its exact origins remain unclear. Spotted polycerate sheep were documented in England by the mid-17th century, and were widespread a century later. Unlike most other old world breeds, the Jacobs of North America have not undergone extensive cross-breeding and selective breeding; their body habitus resembles that of a goat. Relative to their American counterparts, British Jacobs tend to be larger and heavier, and have lost many of their original characteristics through artificial selection."  Soooo, it you want to know more about this different kind of sheep, check it out by typing in "black and white sheep with horns."
Ewe with lamb

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