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Liz Lemon Swindle Worth of a SoulNär jag var i templet senast så beundrade jag som vanligt alla vackra målningar som finns att beskåda både i templet och i gästhemmet. En av dessa målningar fick jag även hemskickat som kort av hjälpföreningen (kvinnorföreningen) nyligen. För mig är bilden väldigt uttrycksfull och det var roligt att läsa på baksidan av kortet om hur denna målning kom till.

The worth of a soul – Liz Lemon Swindle

When Mothers Without borders approached me about going to Africa, I told them I was not interested. For me Africa was a world away. ”and besides”, I thought, ”I am to busy”. Imagine my surprise when I found myself on a plane to Zambia in June 2007.

One of the first children I met was Kennedy, the little boy you see in the painting. At three years old he has lost both his parents to AIDS and was found living alone with his six years old brother and ten years old sister. When I thought of those three children struggling to survive and the millions of others across Africa in similar circumstances, I felt an overwhelming hopelessness and said to myself, ”No amount of money can fix this.”

Later that day while we were filming, Kennedy jumped into the arms of the man portraying the Savior. As I stood watching them, Kennedy turned towards me and our eyes met. At that moment I knew it wasn´t hopeless. I realized that the Savior can fix not only the problems in Africa, but of the whole world…and we can be His hands to do it.

Looking back I realize that my reasons for not wanting to go to Africa are likely the same as yours. We are busy and feel like we cannot make a difference, but I know now that neither is true. We are never too busy in lift another and every good work is known to Him who said. ”Inasmuch as ye have done unto one of …these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

Mannen som står som modell för Jesus på bilden, är uppväxt i Jesu Kristi Kyrka av Sista Dagars Heliga, men lämnade tron redan som tonåring. Jesus betydde ingenting för honom, men när han ställde upp som modell, föreställande Jesus, fick detta stora konsekvenser för hans liv. Han upptäckte Jesus Kristus som sin frälsare.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395464/Modeling-as-Savior-helps-man-find-his-faith.html?pg=1