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 27, 2011

Temple Day for a Future Sister Missionary

Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God; That your incomings may be in the name of the Lord; that your outgoings may be in the name of the Lord; that all your salutations may be in the name of the Lore, with uplifted hands unto the Most High.  Doctrine and Covenants 88:119-120
Picture I got just inside the doors of the foyer at the Preston Temple
 A few days ago, a beautiful, pure, and faithful young woman (from Blackburn Ward) went to the temple in preparation to enter the Missionary Training Center on 3 June.  She comes from a family where the father and mother are not members of the Church.  Her family does not understand why she is going on a mission and have tried to discourage her from going.  She remains strong in her determination because of the love she has for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  She wants to share the gospel and bring happiness into the lives of those who seek truth.  She is naturally nervous about what lies ahead, but her faith takes her forward.  She will be blessed beyond her wildest dreams.

One other thing I might add is, this sister is not disappointed she didn't get sent somewhere exotic or to another country.  She is going to a mission that is about a two hour drive from her home.  Many missionaries now serve in their own countries.  They know it doesn't matter where a person serves.  Jesus Christ served his mission in his home area.  It is good enough to be a missionary wherever souls can be found--that means members of the Church of any age can be missionaries and share the gospel with friends and neighbors!

A happy missionary--her smile and sparkling eyes should help her get lots of teaching appointments.
She's ready to go!
Some lovely sisters from the Blackburn Ward there to support on this wonderful day.

It's a really windy day, hence my hairdo.  England may be a breezy & rainy place, but nothing can stop the work of the Lord!

An evening view with Elder Blain and sisters outside the temple

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to the new missionary! Best of luck and may the Lord continue to bless your efforts to stay on the straight and narrow!!
    ps- where is has she been called to serve??