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, July 22, 2011

Over 52,000 Missionaries in More than 165 Countries!

" . . . preach my gospel . . ."  Doctrine and Covenants 50:14
Yes!  The standard of truth has been erected and no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing in any way!  This quote by Joseph Smith was what we memorized and repeated at our zone conferences on our last mission.  It is being fulfilled!!  Such a marvelous thing to literally unfold before our eyes in our lifetime.  The gospel is going to all the world.  At YSA last week, I spoke to a young woman from China, a new member of six months, and she is so excited to go home and share the gospel with her family, after she finish her university degree in England.  The Church is growing in places where missionaries cannot yet go but members take it home with them.
20,813 more missionaries are Church Service Missionaries working from home or somewhere within driving distance of their homes.  This is a picture of some of the senior couples in this mission, along with some of the younger missionaries.  Isn't it marvelous how no one gets paid and all volunteer for this work?  This is evidence of true love for our Savior, and our fellow man/women in action.  There were only us, the office couple, and one other senior missionary couple when we came here.  Now there are eight sets of couples, with the new ones arriving on 24 July.
Soon we will have to take off our missionary badges--OH NO!
Our zone before the mission president left

Our Blackburn Elders for whom we gladly furnish lifts.  Don't they look so young?  Oh, but are they ever mighty in work of the Lord!!

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