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.

Curious about Mormons? Go to the source and find real people at mormon.org--read what they believe and have live chats if you wish! (an official Church website)

Or, go to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, official web site: lds.org.

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)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:"  Luke 6:37

Leaving the Church meeting house last night (after a baptism) with the beautiful post-autumn equinox moon shining brightly above.  Just think, we were all seeing the same moon last night--unless you had clouds.
A young woman in the Stoke Ward was re-baptized last night.  It is a wonderful and hopeful thing to know we can receive forgiveness when we truly repent and there is always hope to go on from wherever we may be and do better in our lives.

We all know that the lack of forgiveness and judging others are two main reasons why people do not feel welcome in church meetings and why people feel a lack of respect and love from others.  People cannot get along until these two faults are exorcised (they are evil, right?).  It is a universal problem no matter where anyone is in the world.  We see it in families, the work place, in all religions, at schools, and in all communities--everywhere.

These are some favorite quotes:

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."  - Plato

"How wonderful it is that one need not wait a single moment to improve the world."  - Anne Frank

"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?"  - George Elliott

Idea:  Celebrate with a treat or a party on Red-Letter Failure Days (those days when everything goes wrong). - Judith Towse-Roberts

From the new.lds.org web site:

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

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