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)

Saturday, January 16, 2010




  1. I want to comment about hope:
    A great article about hope is found (this week) in the website www.netzarim.co.il ; “Beit ha-kneset “ (left menu); Parashat ha-Shavua (top-right corner).

    Here is a quote from that article:
    “Israel's hope was (and remains) based on two things: the Creator and family history.
    For the universe to be as real as we perceive it, the Creator of the universe can be no less real—rational—than the universe that He created! In ancient times, one's word was one's life. Like diamond dealers today, contracts involving enormous wealth were sealed by oral agreement. Oral transmission was learned so that it could be recited with exactness to the minutest detail. Israel lived by family values, which they had passed down, orally, from generation to generation. These values included deals—Hebrew bәrit•ot′ (pacts), which Israel's patriarchs, their family, had cut (literally, in the original Hebrew) generations before with the Creator. Together, these formed the rational basis of Israel's expectations, and hope.

    The Creator hasn't changed. His Tor•âh′ hasn't changed. If you satisfy His Tor•âh′ today, by beginning to do your utmost to keep it non-selectively, then you can have the same basis for your hope. You can have purpose, direction and hope in your life today.

    He who desires the hope promised by Scripture cannot rely on a foreign translation, such as English. There's not the first word of English in the Bible. To relate to Biblical concepts, one must know what the authors sought to convey in their original language. He or she must first know what Scriptural hope is, in the original Hebrew, in order to pursue Scriptural hope.“

  2. Hebrews 11:1 & 3: Now faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

    It goes on to explain that all things He required to be done were done by faith since the world began.