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The Savior and Creator

Dear Elder,
Samuel! How has your week been so far? Good I hope! Guess what? While I was reading
my scriptures I came across another scripture that I really liked! Here it is:
For mine own sake, yea, for mine own sake will I do this, for I will not suffer my name to be
polluted, and I will not give my glory unto another.
Hearken unto me, O Jacob, and Israel my called, for I am he; I am the first, and I am also the
last.
Mine hand hath also laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the
heavens. I call unto them and they stand up together.
All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; who among them hath declared these things unto
them? The Lord hath loved him; yea, and he will fulfil his word which he hath declared by them;
and he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall come upon the Chaldeans.
Also, saith the Lord; I the Lord, yea, I have spoken; yea, I have called him to declare, I have
brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
Come ye near unto me; I have not spoken in secret; from the beginning, from the time that it
was declared have I spoken; and the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
And thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I have sent him, the Lord thy
God who teacheth thee to profit, who leadeth thee by the way thou shouldst go, hath done it.
1 Nephi 20:11-17
I think its beautiful. In these verses I think The Lord is declaring that He is the Creator
and Savior. He created the beautiful oceans, those mountains that you sent a picture of to me,
and best of all, he created you! It is such a blessing to know how The Lord loves us enough to
die for us. Because of this, we are able to repent and live together again in the next life. I also
think these verses show how The Lord stands by the prophets. The prophets are sent down
here to be messengers and to help guide us.
While I was pondering this scripture one of the Article of Faith came into my mind: We
believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles,
prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth. The prophet we have today is the same
as the prophets we had in the past as well as the prophets we will have in the future. President
Thomas S. Monson was called by God and was ordained to lead the church. We dont get to
elect a person because that is not Gods way. General Conference is coming up soon, and
everyone will get the opportunity to sustain him and other General Authorities. I am so grateful
for the prophet. He is a man of God and has such a wonderful spirit about him! I cannot wait to
be able to watch General Conference and hear what President Monson has to say.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I love this church and all that it offers. I love
my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Stay safe big brother, keep working hard. Stay happy, stay
healthy!
Love,
Gabriella