Saturday, October 17, 2009

Freedom to Worship

We're laboring in a country that had atheism forced on its citizens for most of our lifetimes.

This week Valari told us a Bible couldn't be obtained during Soviet times. "I wanted to look at a Bible at the Library in our city, just 3 kilometers from here, and I had to go to many offices and wait in line and get seven signs (signatures) from government officials. I told them I wanted to see that it was bad," he said with a little laugh.

It adds to our appreciation of this talk by Elder Dallin Oaks, outlining threats to religious freedom today.


Mimi said...

Really? you had to get signatures for going to the library? I thought the wierdest thing you could get a signature for was homework!

Mom in Mendon said...

Fun to get a comment from you!
xoxo Grandma and Granpa

SFisher said...

Hi Elder and Sister McEvoy, I am Sister Fisher, one of the many recipients of Elder Stewart's emails. He mentioned your blog in his last email home and put a link there. I'm so glad he did. It was great fun to scroll through all your comments and pictures. They (the pictures) are wonderful and helps to make one feel a little more connected to the mission. Keep up the awesome work.

SrStewart said...

Hello Sr. and Elder McEvoy, thank you so much for loving and taking care of my son, Elder Stewart.


Mom in Mendon said...

Hello, Dear Sister Fisher and Sister Stewart. You can see that we're not very fast blog responders, but we LOVE your comments. Elder Stewart is great!! We do love these missionaries!