This is the place where I talk about my thoughts, feelings, and impressions about life. Too often as human beings we forget who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. My goal is to help others take a step back and see life through someone else's eyes.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Today we had the opportunity to visit a woman named Janet Simonds, who lives in a convalescent home. Janet was diagnosed with Cancer and it has spread to many different places in her body. Janet Simonds is in her 80s and because of her age and her health the doctors cannot do surgery. The Doctors plan is to help her stay as comfortable as possible as she slowly slips from this life to the next.

As we walked into ther room, I noticed that she was skinnier than the last time we had seen her. As we sat at her bedside, we read to her from the Book of Mormon about the peace that Jesus Christ can bring into our lives. We testified to her of the sacrifice of the Father's only begotten Son for her. After bearing our testimonies, we sat quietly next to her. For several minutes we sat in silence as Janet relaxed in her bed. After a while, we prayed with her and left. There was more said in that time of silence than we could have ever said if we would have had several hours to talk with her. The spirit filled the air that we didn't.

I'm grateful  for the power of the Holy Ghost. With out him, our message cannot be taught. This video is great, check it out.


  1. Wow William. I just got this blog address from your parents. This is amazing and I love how well written and "relatable" your entries are. What a great tool for an amazing missionary.You strengthen my testimony. Love Aunt Jennifer

  2. I agree with Aunt Jennifer! You amaze me with your insights and the strength of your testimony and belief. I had never seen this video. Learning to recognize the promptings of the Spirit can absolutely change a persons life. It has mine! At this point in time it has brought great peace. Thank you for visiting the sick. It made my heart happy to think of your visit with Janet and the peace you brought to her heart! Hope you have a great day!