Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Christmas Reflection . . .

John 13:34-35; 1 John 4:11

It seems to take about the same amount of effort to be mean or rude as it does to be decent and kind. Certainly the mental and physical effects are different, but what happens on the inside to the recipient of our personal interactions is largely incomprehensible. There really is no way to measure the full impact, but we know by certain outcomes whether a person has been delivered more positives than negatives. a person can choose to use Satan's tools of negative words and actions and bring down, or be a disciple of Christ, and lift others up. Everyone, no matter the circumstances from which they come, can be an instrument to build others and help them feel like a worthwhile part of the world. Positive regard perpetuates human happiness.

Our Lord and Savior directs us to love one another--love one another--love one another . . . This message reverberates throughout the Holy Scriptures and it is not antiquated.

He knows our human tendecies to take out our anger, hurt, disappointments, and such on others. He also knows the worth of every individual, the innate respect each person deserves, and the need we all have to be told, through others on the earth, that we DO matter. If we can be an instrument in delivering this message, we help others to grow and contribute positively. We also benefit from the positive we give out. It comes back one hundred fold in more ways than we sometimes realize. These are the blessings promised by Him to those who do as He did while on the earth.

We have an assignment in the world, a duty if you will, a purpose to living--the important one we'll ever have--to LOVE! If this purpose is fulfilled, it will keep us on the strait and narrow path back to our Heavenly Father. Why is it sometimes so difficult to see in others what our Savior sees and to simply love them? Love begets benevolent service and service enriches individual souls, which grows humanity. A single person loving CAN change the world. He did.

-by Roberta 2006

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