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)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011--Released as Full-Time Missionaries--England Manchester Mission

. . . Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.  Psalm 30:5 

. . . I do not boast in my own strength, nor in my own wisdom; but behold my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God.  Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many miracles we have wrought in this land for which we will praise his name forever.  . . . we have been instruments in his hands of doing this great and marvelous work.  
Alma 26:11,12 & 15

It is always hard to be released from a mission, but we know there is still the responsibility to do the Lord's work and spread the gospel message wherever we go.  I tied to keep a stiff upper lip, but tears fell, and our hearts felt softly broken when we heard the words of our stake president as he read our mission president's letter and officially released us.  We were handed the above certificate, removed our tags, and that was that.

Yes, we do feel a bit like Ammon in the quote above, where he passionately recorded his feelings of missionary work.  It is true we saw many miracles and were used by Heavenly Father to accomplish things we could never have done on our own.  All honor and glory goes to our Father in Heaven and his Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, as their hands are in everything.  We testify their purpose to bring all of us back to them is true and pure because of the great love they have for us.

If anyone ever gets an opportunity to go on a mission, DO IT!  Better yet, make that opportunity happen.  To you senior couples:  Your kids need you more in the mission field than they do at home.  It is their blessing as well as yours.  We can testify that health matters and financial concerns also work out.  Grandkids can still keep in touch and be proud of you.  Concecrate all you have to give and you will not believe the blessings that pour forth in marvelous ways.

Our cups surely have runneth over!

1 comment:

  1. :) please tell me you'll keep blogging even though you're home now....