The last article that I put in the newsletter was praises and overviews of last year. Well, this year is off to a fast start. We have already had several groups out this year starting a lot of new projects. It has been exciting to see the activity around the campus here at SMH, even more exciting to have so many wonderful people desiring to participate. I pray that it continues – there is so much to do. Really, anything that anyone would like to do – there is to be done.
We have been working on getting one of the houses remodeled and ready for the next family to move in May 13th. “It always seems as though it is the 11th hour upon completion” Praise the Lord, He is providing! I enjoy times that I can get alone and work, it seems as though it becomes a sweet time for me to spend with the Lord. As I was reflecting and working, I was thinking about my dear uncle whom we called “Rich”. Last weekend, Rich graduated to Glory. He was a wonderful man that had a long and great life. He was always thinking and doing something, I learned a great deal from him. He was easy to talk to, and learn from. It seems like I had such a short time with him, but what I had was great. I can’t help but to think of James 4:13, 14 “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit,’ whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” Life is too short and there is far too much to “do”. It’s easy to get bogged down in the daily routine of life, but we must stay active and “be about the Fathers business.” My uncle Rich always used to say “I’ll see you around campus.” Over the years I grew to love to hear him say that. Looking forward to the next time that I could hang out with him. He’s gone ahead of us to glory to see our Savior Jesus Christ. But his example of staying busy and his wise words live on with me.
I know that I got a bit off in this article, but I would love to see you busy about the business of our Heavenly Father. Don’t get bogged down- life is but a vapor.
“See you around campus”
— by Mike Rich, Sr. VP