|Kiara made this sweet sign for Mom|
Dear Friends and Family,
“Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation. For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet , cut is nigh at hand.”
We are home and feel so blessed in every way. We recently had our good friend Reverend Tom Albin from the Methodist Church come and speak to our missionaries during a transfer meeting. Sister McKee and I have been meeting with him over the last few months while he has worked to duplicate our missionary program. (By the way he asked one day how we motivate the missionaries to want to do so much. I replied , They are motivated because they know that they have been called by a living prophet , and that is very difficult to duplicate. He smiled and winked and said, “You have a point there.”)
Anyway in his presentation to our missionaries , he complimented them on their dedicated efforts to go out and do something that showed what they believed in. He complimented them for coming out two years and serving in such a dedicated manner. He then taught them that over the next two years they would experience something that was greater than knowledge. He explained that their experience here teaching and inviting others to Christ would be impossible to describe but that they would feel it. It would be absolutely greater than knowledge to them and extremely important for them throughout their whole life. They would reflect on what they had felt over and over. I knew that he was absolutely right. As we experience certain feelings in life by going through certain challenges our knowledge grows but it is a feeling that is greater than knowledge itself. It comes from the heart.
Over the last 70 days we have and continue to experience something that is greater than knowledge. We wish that we could describe it to you and it would be impossible. What we can say is that we know, that the Savior is in charge, that this is His work , and that He loves us so much but will never take our agency away or our will to choose how to process or handle each situation. As we practice handling each situation the way that the Lord would handle it , our hearts are taught something , “greater than knowledge”, and we will never be the same again.
We love you all and count our relationship with you as heartfelt and something “greater than knowledge” itself. Thank you again for your prayers and your love and your faith.
William McKee family