Riverton Utah Stake Relief Society
Summer is a time of abundance. Gardens are full of green beans, tomatoes, carrots, corn, potatoes and a host of other vegetables. Trees and bushes yield a luscious variety of fruits and berries. How rewarding it is to harvest vegetables and fruits grown in your own garden and to enjoy their delicious fresh taste.
We encourage you to preserve some of summer’s bounty to enjoy in the coming winter months. There is a wonderful sense of accomplishment that comes from seeing shelves of bottled fruits, jams, pickles, and vegetables waiting to be used to nourish your family.
The cycle of planting, growing, harvesting, and preserving reaps many spiritual as well as temporal blessings. The process of growing food to nourish our bodies typifies the process of nourishing and growing our spirits. We plant seeds of faith, nurture them carefully, and harvest stronger richer testimonies of our Savior, Jesus Christ and His gospel. In Alma it explains that seeds of faith, when carefully tended, grow strong and firm “unto a perfect knowledge” of the gospel. Sisters, plant and nurture your seeds of faith that you may grow in spiritual strength and knowledge. Maintain and preserve your faith that it may feed and sustain you through life’s wintery trials.
May the Lord bless you and your family, as you strive to grow, harvest, and preserve the abundance of summer and grow in faith and testimony.
Love, Shannon, Lori, Sammy, and Jan
Charity Never Faileth