Banbury Ward of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Message from the Bishopric

Dear Banbury Ward,

As your bishop, I am asking the ward to participate in a special fast this Sunday.  This week’s message explains why:

In his April 2021 talk titled “Christ is Risen; Faith in Him Will Move Mountains”, Pres. Russell M. Nelson teaches us plainly how to increase our faith, and why faith in Jesus Christ is so important:

“Faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of all belief and the conduit of divine power.“

In Mark 9 we read of a father who had asked the Savior’s disciples to cast a devil out of his son, and they could not.  The Savior came upon the gathered multitude, and learning of the father’s plight, responded to his plea “if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us” with words that apply to all of us: 

“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”.

I have always loved the father’s petitioning reply: “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief”.  How often have I felt inadequate in my faith as I petition our Father in Heaven for compassion and help?  How grateful I am for this promise from Pres. Nelson:

“The Lord does not require perfect faith for us to have access to His perfect power. But He does ask us to believe.”

The Lord cast the devil out of this father’s son, restoring two lives.  Privately, the disciples asked “why could we not cast him out?”, to which He replied “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”

Healing is not an outcome of prayer and fasting.  Increased faith in the Savior Jesus Christ, and access to His power, enables the healing outcome.  Fasting, coupled with prayer, is an act of faith that increases our faith in Jesus Christ and His power.  He heals us.

Pres. Nelson: “What would you do if you had more faith? Think about it. Write about it. Then receive more faith by doing something that requires more faith.”

Fasting requires faith.  I’ve seen that faith grow in my children.  As their fasting endurance increases, so does their faith.  Fasting has three purposes: To bless the poor and needy through generous fast offerings, physical health, and increased spirituality and faith.

One of our ward families could benefit from our ward’s increased faith and prayers on their behalf.  Ryan White has been hospitalized all week with a very serious condition, bacterial meningitis.  The duration of his illness and the long term prognosis is still very much in question.  Will each of you exercise and increase your faith by petitioning our Father in Heaven for the White family, through prayer and fasting, this Fast Sunday?  Let us join together in united prayer and fasting that his condition will improve quickly and that he’ll have a complete recovery, that Lisa and the children can be strengthened and supported during the coming weeks/months, and that they’ll recognize the hand of God throughout this trial.

I’ll close with these words from Pres. Nelson: “Faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest power available to us in this life. All things are possible to them that believe.”

Thank you for your faith, prayers, and fasting.  


Bishop Price


Service Opportunity - PURSES WITH A PURPOSE

We have the opportunity to support this wonderful charity and collect items for women and teens.  Please see flyer for items needed and reach out to Ann De Burgh if you have questions at 208-789-4148.

*Collection Date has been extended to June 20th

*Please deliver items to Ann De Burgh: 229 W River Meadow Dr., Eagle or bring to our RS Activity on June 20th.

*They are no longer in need of shampoo, conditioner and soap, but all other items are still needed.

Did you know that the Banbury Ward has a Temple and Family History Plan?  A copy has been included for you to review and consider.  Our ward has a team of 12 family history consultants whose calling is to assist you with your family history needs.  You can find their contact information on the Family Tools app.  Contact any one of them and they will be happy to assist you.

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