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.

Note: The Blain's England Manchester Mission blog is a personal blog that is not endorsed, approved, or sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Moving on to a New Blogspot

This is part of Ogden Valley as looking down from the North Ogden Divide.  People want to know where I live, so here is what it looks like in the spring.  If you want to see fall colors, you'll have to visit my new blog site.

Since the mission is ended and pictures are posted of our trip at the end of our mission, I shall keep the link to both my blogs for anyone wanting to catch up on pictures or posts, but it is time to move on to another mission--that of being a Church service missionary!  I will be a member of the lds.org response team and will also be taking photos of  people doing gospel oriented activities to submit for files where they can be used for Church publications.  Anyone who lives in my area and would like me to visit them and photograph them individually, or as a family, doing Family Home Evening, studying scriptures, doing service projects, or anything creative related to LDS living, call me to make an appointment.

My other big project is to do my family history and temple work for family members.  That should really keep me busy.  In light of all these plans, I do not know how the blogging will go, but I hope to be able to continue to post photos for other's enjoyment, as well as share uplifting things that happen in my life, or great stories and quotes that are inspirational.  We shall see what the future unfolds.

Thank you for following my blog to those of you who found something in it worthwhile.  I hope it enriched your life in some way.  There have been over 16,604 visits from 95 countries these past 21 months to date.  I feel like there may be friends out there in the world I've never met.  Some of them accidentally found the site and it wasn't what they wanted, but maybe someone actually learned about Jesus Christ for the first time, or found the lds.org link and was able to dispell some of the myths about "Mormons."  Maybe, because of the blog, someone has been inspired to serve a mission, or even just visit the beautiful UK and learn of the wonderful people there.  My imagination has no bounds and probably a lot of false hopes, but it was fun to do it and we now have a record of our fantastic mission adventure in England!  That is worth something to us at least and that is probably what matters most in the long run.

If even one soul was reached and found Jesus Christ, how great will be our joy.

Visit me on my post-mission blog site.
happiness-faith-hope.blogspot.com

Countries (and areas within countries) that visited the mission blog: (my apologies to any country I spell incorrectly as I haven't even heard of some of them before and I regret my ignorance on geography, since some of the countries came into being when I was no longer educated on the changes--it has been a good opportunity to learn more about the world).

Afghanistan   Argentina   Armenia   Australia   Austria   Bahrain   Belarus   Bermuda   Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina   Botswana   Brazil   Bulgaria   Canada   Chile   China   Columbia   Croatia   Cuba
Cyprus   Czech Republic   Denmark   Dominica   Egypt   El Salvador   England   Estonia   Ecuador
Finland   France   French Guiana   French Polynesia   Georgia   Germany   Greece   Guam   Hong Kong
Hungary   Iceland   India   Indonesia   Iran   Ireland   Isle of Man  Israel   Italy   Japan   Jersey   Jordan
Kazakhstan   Latvia   Lebanon   Lithuania   Libia   Malaysia   Malta   Mexico   Moldova   Morocco
Netherlands   New Zealand   Northern Ireland   Norway   Pakistan   Peru   Philippines   Poland   Portugal
Puerto Rico   Romania   Russia   Saudi Arabia   Scotland   Serbia   Slovakia   Slovenia   South Africa
South Korea   Spain   Sri Lanka   Sweden   Switzerland   Taiwan   Thailand   Trinidad   Turkey   Ukraine
Uruguay   United Arab Emirates   United Kingdom   United States   Uzbekistan   Vietnam   Wales Zimbabwe

If anyone has any question about the gospel penetrating every continent and visiting every shore, it is surely happening.  The whole world WILL know about Jesus Christ.

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