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.

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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, February 27, 2011

Notes from a Lovely Sabbath, Day of Rest

"For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again . . ."  Alma 41:15

Quote from a Relief Society sister:  "Live love as a verb instead as a noun.  Love isn't really love if you aren't taking some action and doing something to demonstrate it."  If we send out love, we will more often than not get it back.

EXAMPLE!  One speaker reminded us today that we are to be good examples in public and in private.  We need to strive to treat our family members just as kindly and respectfully as we normally treat people in public.  As we work to be a truly Christlike person, our public and private behavior and speech will become the same.
EDIFY!  Everyone in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints realizes that the Sabbath day isn't always a "day of rest" in the sense that you get to take a nap all day.  Most members have a job to do on Sunday, or during the week, such as teaching or leading others.  The "rest" part has to do with resting from the things of the world and focusing on Jesus Christ and learning of Him and His teachings.  Sabbaths are for edifying one another--our family members, friends, neighbors, or strangers we meet along the way.

For thou wilt light my candle:  the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.  Psalms 18:28

"Edify" is a magnificent word!  I love it.  The dictionary says it means to improve the moral character or mind of another. Jesus Christ commanded everyone (3 Nephi 18:22-25) to meet together oft and edify one another.

To me, this words seems like a balloon that starts out small and we give it the breathe of air to enlarge into a much enjoyed thing of beauty.  To edify is to bring light and hope into another person's life, to lift, to make better, to teach, to reach out and strengthen, to share knowledge and truth, to enlighten others spiritually, to magnify other peoples' worth, to inspire, to lift the hands that hang down, and cheer the heavy hearts, and doing whatever marvelous thing we are inspired to do to draw others into a protective fold of love, nurturing, and charity.
We may start out in the spiritual marsh lands struggling to make headway in life . . .
. . . and be lifted by others to glorious heights we never knew could be achieved.

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