Faith, Love, Hope
This post may not be for everyone. It is a message of Christian faith, love, and hope. So, if that isn't something you want to hear, please wait for my next post.
Each month I try to send a message to the young people who are serving missions for our church. They are amazing examples of sacrifice and service at an age when most kids are all about having fun. They inspire me. But what they do it hard. Many people don't want to listen to the message of faith love and hope that they bring through faith in Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
This past couple of years have been hard in so many ways. There has been so much unrest and sadness. I always try and find a spiritual message to share with these young people and this month I found two. The first is from Dieter F. Uchtdorf who grew up during World War II in Germany. He talks about how dark and bleak it seemed at the time. In his message he talked about the young missionaries who came to serve those who had recently been their enemies. He said:
"While the world was drowning in cynicism, bitterness, hatred, and fear, the example and teachings of these young people filled me with hope. The gospel message they offered transcended politics, history, grudges, grievances, and personal agendas. It gave divine answers to important questions we had during these difficult times. The message was that God lived and cared about us, even in these hours of turmoil, confusion, and chaos. ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf
That feels a lot like what we have been going through. There has been so much hatred, fear, cynicism, and political unrest. But I testify that through all our troubles, God does live and he loves us and will help us navigate through our difficulties.
Another message I found talks about the words that are on the front of this card. This is the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Faith stems from the Lord Jesus Christ. Hope centers in His Atonement. Charity is manifest in the “pure love of Christ” (see Moroni 7:47). These three attributes are intertwined like strands in a cable and may not always be precisely distinguished. Together, they become our tether to the celestial kingdom. In our quest for faith, hope, and charity, we must beware of the dangers of doubt, despair, or disdain for the divine. ~Russell M. Nelson
For the card I gold foiled onto gray cardstock one of the messages of faith from Spellbinders and then cut it out with a small My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Rectangle, add Big Mama Foam Tape to the back and adhered it to a plaid panel cut with a larger rectangle from a great blue and gray plaid. The plaid rectangle was adhered to the largest rectangle in the die set, which was also cut from gray cardstock. It was adhered to a top folding white cardbase. To match the shape of the die cut by cutting the corners of the base.
· Spellbinders Glimmer Faith Sentiments
· Spellbinder Gold Foil
· My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle
· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Moonlit Fog Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
· Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter Paper Pad
· Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive