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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Note: The Blain's England Manchester Mission blog is a personal blog that is not endorsed, approved, or sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Speak Your Piece Easier Said Than Done

We have been asked to speak in Church this next Sunday on faith, hope and charity. An Elder talked on the same topic last Sunday. We'll see what we can do with this challenge. I freak out having to be in front of people no matter how well I prepare. Elder Blain is calm as a summer's breeze. Someone advised me on our last mission to "forget yourself." I don't think people who say that have social anxiety. It is good advice. Not only do I need to forget myself, but I need to forget (and not see) all those people looking at me and expecting to hear something worthwhile. We are also told to be bold and "open our mouth." I can open my mouth and just stand there and have nothing come out but a croaking sound!

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