I've been told I look like Yul Brynner. With a touch of Charlie Brown. I play guitar, write poetry, and I enjoy world travel. Do you have a current passport? I live and work in a desert empire that could be described like Pinocchio's 'Donkey Island.' Vegas. Yet we have a Temple, 22 stakes and many many devoted, dedicated Latter-Day Saints with whom I'm grateful to be associated. While I was teaching English in South Korea and attending our US Military Branch in Daegu, (about 150 miles south of Seoul), I wrote the following while watching April conference, Elder Jeff Holland's talk.. about temple work:
The Mountain of The Lord’s House
There it stands on the hill, such a peaceful, glistening sight!
It is very much like a beehive with sacred work inside.
The bees happily come and go, walking hand-in-hand
They have tasted the fruit of The Sacred Tree
And they hasten to share it with all humanity!
The Spirit of Elijah has touched their hearts and minds.
Those who labor behind temple doors encourage those temple-worthy saints to return often. …
Is it humanly possible for us to really comprehend the depth of His love for all mankind?
He permits us to peer into The Sacred Garden of Gethsemane and witness this heavenly miracle. We are overwhelmed with emotion!
Three men are asleep against a rock. Several feet away within the garden, Jesus collapses to the ground in agony! The Eternal storm now rages upon Him! He is suffering thd pain and anguish of a wicked, fallen world! Our Elder Brother trembles and bleeds at every pore! He alone can atone for our blood as He submits Himself to The will of Our Father. An angel comforts Him. He is Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ, The Savior of Mankind.
He is exhausted beyond human compression. He slowly approaches those who sleep, awakening them. "Could ye not abide with me? Ye now see torches. Judas brings soldiers. He has betrayed Me. Eventually all will know that The Son of Man hath descended below all and overcome the world, that all mankind may be saved."
Written during Elder Holland's talk, Sunday afternoon session, April, 2009, following an impression I felt. Daegu, South Korea, Servicemens branch.
I prefer life in the desert, to life in the cold, icy climate.(!-- My kids are grown..If you're adventurous, I'll hear from you. Enjoy life, Stevie Wundr.. Oh yes, I play lead guitar..the guys in my high school rock 'Surfin' band called me that cuz I was hot on leads.. still am. Are you ready to dance?!