It is another blustery day in Washington, PA! Snow has been falling and so has some really nasty rain. But it is all worth it to save the souls of Heavenly Father's children (plus it doesn't hurt that we drive a car).
Like ten thousand legions marching
Moves a mighty band of youth,
Boldly taking to all people
Zion's glorious song of truth.
Out of every nation surging
Sons of Joseph Israel's band
Now they spread salvation's message
In the tongues of every land.
Far across the might waters,
Reaching every waiting shore,
Seed of Abraham and Jacob
Like a mighty lion roar.
Come, ye nations, out of darkness;
'Tis the time of Christ's return.
Heed the Restoration's message;
Let its light within you burn.
So as all of you know the number of LDS missionaries around the world has exploded since President Monson announced what we call "the age change," it really is like ten thousand legions marching out to share the gospel.
So at the start of this new transfer my companions and I made some new goals. The people that we have been working with are mostly not going anywhere and would prefer to stay in the religion that they are in which is just fine, but we have a specific calling as missionaries. I love to teach people and bring them closer to Jesus Christ and share my testimony with everyone. We also recognize that our purpose as missionaries is " To invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the Restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end." There comes a point when the full extent of our purpose isn't being filled that we have to drop in faith trusting that the Lord will provide people with prepared hearts. That is where my companions and I stand today. We have dropped in faith and with that same faith we know that God will help us find those with hearts ready to hear the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ!
In fact we have already seen that come to fruition in our lives. After dropping two investigators that we were teaching and spending two days doing the typical Mormon Missionary tracting, we felt like we should visit a former investigator family. They immediately let us in and we were able to teach a lesson that day!
The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored on the earth today! We have a living prophet guiding our Church with Jesus Christ at the head. I have chosen to come out as a missionary because I know in my heart that this is so true! I want others to have that same truth and knowledge in their lives. I also know that the Gospel will bring peace and joy and happiness into the lives of those who accept it. I love the Christmas season and the opportunity that it is to remember Christ as we celebrate Christmas. We can remember that He was born, that He lived, that He died, and most importantly rose again! Let us all remember what Christmas is truly about and that we can share our knowledge with those around us!
This is a really cute video about the real meaning of Christmas!
Remember the Lord loves you and the Church is True!