Living by the scriptures

My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;

And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands.

Thou art not yet as Job; thy friends do not contend against thee, neither charge thee with transgression, as they did Job. - D&C 121:7-10.

In May of 1996, our daughter departed for her mission in Arkansas. She loved the work and the people she was serving.

Around Christmas time she lost her glasses. Ward memberss were concerned about her loss of glasses and the inability to see. They took her to the eye doctor, only to find it was much worse than the loss of glasses.

Her doctors found a large brain tumor, and immediately she was flown home for emergency surgery. The tumor was blocking the nerve to the eye, and other vital parts to her brain would soon be affected.

Many prayers and much fasting were offered in her behalf by ward members, along with members and missionaries from her mission. The evening before her surgery we went to the temple. Before going to bed my husband and I read this scripture and it impressed us to focus on it through the surgery and during her recovery.

When she arrived home from the hospital, letters began to pour into our mail box from ward members in areas where had served, missionaries, investigators she had worked with, and newly baptized members she had met. She was so flooded with letters we could have wallpapered her room with them! This helped her so much, and kept her going while she was recovering.

Nine months after surgery, having faced many adversities and receiving many blessings, she is now back in the mission field serving the Lord and the people she has come to love.

Her friends did stand by her, and did once again hail her with warm hearts and friendly hands.

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