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)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Services--No Probabilities About It--He Lives!

"In my Father's house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."  John 14:2-3 

"All things denote there is a God . .  ." Alma 30:44
fall is just outside our front door

this was captured next to the Family History Center on the temple grounds in Chorley on Friday
at the MTC in Chorley


a bit worse for wear but still hanging in there


The speaker in Sacrament Meeting today is the counselor serving with our mission president.  He is a dynamic speaker and his topic was how to share the gospel with others.  Obviously, all Church members believe the world needs to hear about Jesus Christ and the restored gospel.  The Savior has always asked his followers to spread the good news of hope, forgiveness, and life after death.

Some years back, here in England, there were signs on buses saying, "There probably isn't a God, so relax and enjoy your life."  A British author and university professor, and well-known atheist, believes he needs to save all Christians from themselves.  His campaign has managed to draw some people away from believing in God.  Our speaker said it was interesting that this highly respected and educated scientist had to use the word,  "Probably," since he couldn't prove his claim.  Why would that message help people relax and enjoy life?  How can this short existence without any hope of future progression produce a sense of joy?

Christians everywhere have an enjoyable life knowing through the Holy Ghost there IS a God.  Trying to explaining knowing God lives is like trying to explain how it feels to love someone (or how salt tastes--Boyd K. Packer, New Era, Jan., 2007--find this article by going to lds.org, search in articles by typing in "salt.").   A person just knows it from the feelings inside the heart and mind.  We can relax in the knowledge their is a purpose to our life here on earth.  Hope is a magical motivator to endure many things.  No so-called expert in atheism can destroy our faith and hope as long as we choose to keep God in our lives by living the commandments.  I know this is true and bear witness we have a loving Heavenly Father who sent His Son to accomplish the Atonement so we might all live with them some day.  I testify of these truths in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Can you find Moroni amongst the leaves?
Preston Temple at night around 11:30 p.m.
Preston Temple on Friday at 1:00 p.m.

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