Come Follow Me

Come Follow Me
"And he saith unto them, "Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Matt. 4:19) As the New Year begins, we, the members of the Willow Wood Ward, invite you to Come and Follow Him!

We Believe!

The Acord Family  - Family of Elder Bremen Acord

Father - Brian Acord

Truth is, the testimony I have of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always growing and developing.  When I experience something new and good or hard, I see another side of what it means that Christ knows me and came for me.  Faith in the Savior and the atonement is not always easy to keep in perspective.  I keep trying to do things the hard way, on my own.  Maybe sometimes I don’t feel I deserve his love and certainly not his sacrifice.  I know that he lives and I know the truth of his teachings, but I can be sensitive to feeling unworthy and then the spirit has a harder time getting through to me.      
Obedience is the answer.  I learned on my mission in Germany, 22 years ago, that when I do what I am asked to do, then I feel worthy of the spirit and guidance and blessings.   It is then that my faith is power to accomplish all things in the Lord.  ALL THINGS.  He is bound by obedience.               
I love my Heavenly Father and I know he loves me, even when I feel less than.  I have a testimony of prayer, true prayer that reaches beyond the ceiling of my room and allows me to invite the Lord into my life.  I treasure the word of God found in the scriptures and the teachings of prophets, old and new.  The truth is so clear and undeniable and helps me become the wife, mother, child of God he knows I can be.  This knowledge is priceless.  I pray my heart will be turned toward him and the Savior.  I pray his image will be found in my countenance.  I pray to have the strength to be obedient in all things so I can be an instrument in sharing the gospel with others.  I pray for the faith to know that he will make up for what I cannot do on my own.  And I am grateful, so grateful for the blessing of my best friend, my husband and our family and the promise of knowing and being able to love them now and forever.
I say these things, with gratitude, in the name of Jesus Christ,
Sister Gabby Acord

Sister - Jesse Acord
Sister - Sage Acord

I'm so glad to be a member of the LDS Church,because the blessings I think of and recognize are only a fraction of how I have really been blessed.  There are so many things in life that everyone can point out that they would like to change and that they think should be different, while there are so many things that you may believe to be bad, but in the end are huge blessings. Trials really are blessings, and like Prophet Monsen said something about how good timber is made from strong trees that go through hard times.  We learn from our trials, not from the easy things in life.  I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ,  Amen. 

Evans, Brayden
Evans, Laird and Karen
Evans, Martin and Jeanette

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