21 February 2011

Personal Touch

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In today's Personal Touch interview Rebecca Cressman chats with Betty. Betty Pearson connects thousands of mothers of LDS missionaries all around the world. She is the creator and Listowner of email groups for LDS Missionary and Military Moms helping women support and learn from each other while their children serve away from home. She and her husband, Karl, have 7 children. Six of the seven children, including two daughters, have all served missions. One of her sons is currently serving in Japan and their youngest is a senior in high school and plans to serve too. Betty is from Bountiful, Utah and attended the University of Utah studying Music Education. She teaches private cello lessons, loves gardening, and freezes/dehydrates/bottles everything she can. Betty has served in many different church callings over the years from teaching Primary to serving in Primary, Relief Society, and Stake YW Presidencies. Betty and Karl are currently ward Family History Consultants.

Web: http://www.ldsmissionarymoms.com/

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Now ye may suppose that this is a foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth
confound the wise.   
Alma 37:6

At the website above the moms have a 'Notable Quote' page. I found one that I really liked, and decided to copy it here:

JRR Tolkien and Alma 

MM, Kim (Utah) sent the following quote to us:

J.R.R Tolkien in the Fellowship of the Ring: "The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere."

Her missionary made the following comment about the quote:

"Mom, I love this! We are constantly tracting out ministers and pastors who say we are too young to really know about Christ and proclaim Christianity.

This quote is a reminder to the protestant world that all through the Old Testament God used weak things against strong things to show his power.... AND HE STILL DOES!! I also like that it refers to our necessity to ALWAYS push ourselves, ALWAYS lean on the Lord and ALWAYS rely on the spirit to do our teaching, very awesome!!"

Kim: "Later after I shared this quote with an elder here in our stake he said it made him think of Alma 37:6, by small and simple means the efforts of these young elders and sisters really can "confound" the wise and help the kingdom roll forth!"

Kim (source: here)
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