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)

Friday, May 13, 2011

LDS YouTube-Hope Ya Know, We Had a Hard Time and Preston Temple Grounds Photos

 Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness in Christ, and a love of God and of all men.  Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father:  Ye shall have eternal life.  2 Nephi 31:20

We have been teaching an eight-year-old, darling little girl from another country whose name we cannot mention because the safety of the family must be protected presently.  They had to flee their country because they became Christians and people wanted to kill them.  When we see what this little family has given up for their faith in Jesus Christ, we are humbled.  They are pioneers in their own right, having to endure persecution and fear for their lives, moving from one place to another until they can find a safe place where they can worship in peace.

God has plucked these people out of circumstances we can only imagine and placed them amongst us to strengthen us.  They will be a blessing to their ward, their community, and for every single life they touch with their example when they are able to use their talents and gifts of intelligence and training to help others grow in the gospel and to feel the love of the Savior.  They already are a huge blessing for us and the few in this area who have met them.

Below are more photos of the temple grounds.  It is ever changing and we are enjoying every bit of it for these last few months we are here on our mission.

Tulips are gone, so new flowers are planted
Missionary Training Centre

MTC Pond

These are all over the place-thousands of them!

YSA members walking to the chapel on activity night while I was walking around taking the photos

The sky was gorgeous this night
It was dark when we left
Not as dark earlier
Greenery has filled in everywhere, as you can see.  This is a view across the parking lot from the. chapel where we serve the young single adults (YSA) in Chorley
This is my "artist" rendering just for fun.
 Watch this!

YouTube - Hope Ya Know, We Had a Hard Time

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