Note: For the duration of Riley's mission, this blog will be produced and edited by his parents, Daisy and Todd Stonely.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Week 92: YUP!

My fellow friends and family, 

My heart is full of love towards all of you and hope you all had a good week as such did i. We had lots of missionary work and zone conference to lighten our spirits! If any of you want to know specifics of my weeks feel free to throw in a request! 

I recently picked up the habbit of writing poems in my free time so here is this weeks poem. Dont judge for bad grammar, spelling, rhyming, or bad poetry in general. I obviously didnt pay too much attention to my school teachers. HAHA Though I hope you enjoy it.

My Shadows Path:
By Elder Riley Paul Stonely

I once walked through
A dreary way.
There was no sun
There was no ray.

I could not see
Nor cared to know
My every step
Or way to go.

I told myself
There was no end,
Nor happiness,
Nor any friend.

Though said to me 
Along my way
A secret phrase
As not to stray.

There was a friend
Who cared to be
A loving heart
That shared with me.

You will perceive 
What cant be seen
Through Christ the Lord
He'll be your beam.

I now walk not
By fear alone
For I have one
Whom I can phone.

His name be Savior, 
Reedemor, King.
To Him I'll praise 
With joy and sing.

He is my rock
With Him concrete,
I will not fall
Or be defeat.

I follow Him
For hopes to see
His grace applied
To all of me.

I said at first 
I once walked through,
A dreary way
I now outgrew.

Behind me now
Is all the wrath,
I like to call
My shadows path.

I don't know why i felt inspired to share that with you all, though I hope you all know just how much your heavenly father loves each and everyone of you. He knows you, he knows your paths, he knows your sorrows, your pains, your joys, and success. He jumps up and down with you as you score an A on final exams and he weeps with you through your darkest of moments. He has provided a way to comfort you with peace and love through His son, our savior and redeemer, Jesus Christ. We have the Atonement within hands reach. All he asks is that we fold our arms, bow our heads, kneel to him and offer our souls in prayer to make the commitment to follow his sons example and strive every day to repent and serve others so we can "always have the spirit to be with us." -D&C 20:77,79. 

My fellow Brothers and Sister, do we remember to pray to him? Do we remember to study his Holy word to receive inspiration and feel of his love? I have a testimony of daily prayer and scripture study. That is the way we talk and listen to him.

I love you all so very much. My heart aches knowing we are so far, yet I like Moroni have great hopes in our reunion!

"And now I, Elder Stonely, bid farewell unto my family and friends, yea and  also unto my brethren whom I love, Until we shall meet again." -Ether 12:38

I love you all so much! Hope you have an amazing week!

Elder Stonely