Saturday, July 16, 2011

July Issue: Islands of Faith

There are so many powerful articles in the July issue, I'm not sure where to start. (Should have started a lot earlier in the month - blogging is not so easy in the summer)!
I chose this article because it is beyond my imagination that there are people in the world who live like this. It is so humbling and inspiring.
It begins like this, "Nelson and Dora Coila live on an island - not a typical island made of solid rock jutting up from an ocean or lake - but a tiny island they made themselves of nothing more than floating reeds on Lake Titicaca in Peru." - An island they made themselves!!
This article teaches valuable lessons about consistency and diligence. Click here to see a photo gallery of these people and their hand made island. The images are beautiful. Then click here to read the article. It is worth ten minutes of your day!
Elder Rasband of the Presidency of the Seventy had the opportunity to visit the islands and shared his experience in a General Conference message in April 2008. Click here to learn what he teaches about "special experiences that are building blocks for our testimonies."