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)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Preston Crest, Standard, or Coat of Arms

.  .  . Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.  John 1:29, Bible  

. . . that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, who is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness.  Alma 7:14, Book of Mormon

On the Church history post, in the Preston Market Square, on the Obelisk, was the item below.  I didn't know what the lamb with the flag was, so I wanted to update everyone on what I found.
This was on the sign for the Temperance Society also, so I first assumed it was some sort of Preston City logo.  Further research revealed this represents a Latin phrase--Agnus Dei, Lamb of God.  It is the Preston coat of arms or standard.  The 'PP' stands for Princeps Pacis, or Prince of Peace (the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ).  It may also stand for 'Proud Preston' as most people didn't know Latin and may have dupped it that as time went on.  Since it is an old symbol, used back as far as recorded in Preston (1376), I would guess it started out as Princeps Pacis, due to the symbolic religiosity of that period.

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