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)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Baptism in Burnley

And again I would exhort you that ye would come unto Christ, and lay hold upon every good gift, and touch not the evil gift, nor the unclean thing.  Moroni 10:30

With access in this modern world to many "unclean" things, the job to bring souls unto Christ can be a daunting task.  There is opposition in all things.  Evil is busy fighting good, but we know who wins in the end.

The message that Christ's Church has been restored seems antiquated to some.  Yet, missionaries all over the world (and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) go about trying to help people accept the great gift the restoration gives us.  A few people do listen, like the fine young man who was just baptized last night.  He said, "The Elders finding me saved my life."  Yes, baptism is the first step to saving one's eternal life.  It is the gate by which all must enter.
Hard working Elders and a receptive spirit brought this young man to the waters of baptism to make an allegiance with Jesus Christ to take upon His name and always remember Him and keep His commandments.
Jesus Christ said to go and do the things we see Him do.
What does a restoration of the gospel, as it was in Christ's day, give the world?

-A witness that Christ lives and their is a God, that they are separate individuals with the same purposes.

-God's priesthood power and authority to do ordinances, along with the same organization as existed in the primitive Church--Prophets, apostles, priests, teachers, deacons, elders, bishops, etc.

-Sure knowledge that Christ did Atone for our sins, did resurrect from the dead, and will return to resurrect all who have died.

-It proves God cares about all his children, not just those in the Old World.

-An organized Church exactly the way Christ set it up when he was on the earth, which helps keep the people spiritually strong and on the right track, spreads the good news of the gospel throughout the world, does good in many other ways with humanitarian, education, and being involved with thousands of other projects in deprived areas of the world.

-A sure knowledge of where we come from, why we are here on the earth, and where we go after we die.

-The knowledge of how to gain Eternal Life and live with Heavenly Father and Our Savior, Jesus Christ, and our families forever.

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