Monday, July 13, 2015

The Last Day

If you’re not a full-time missionary with a missionary badge pinned on your coat, now is the time to paint one on your heart—painted, as Paul said, “not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God.”
Elder Neil L. Andersen

Today is our last day
to be official
to proudly wear these badges

Our last day
this mantle of responsibility
and opportunity

We have been companions
ups and downs
our love has deepened

To say yes to HIM
is to accept more blessings
than any heart can hold

and now forever
that badge is painted
on our hearts


Sunday, July 12, 2015

tomorrow we are finished!

Elder Hinckley: We have always had a modern technology. The world has not recognized it but it is there, and this is the Spirit of the Holy Ghost. Of course, we have need for and are constantly developing aids to better assist missionaries in their work, but in the last analysis missionary work is a matter of looking a man in the eye and bearing testimony out of the heart. That testimony can be conveyed by the Spirit on a heart-to-heart basis. That is the real conversion process. There will be new ways to teach, there will be new ways to find people, but the conversion will come through the power of the Spirit on the part of him who testifies and in the heart of him who listens. A person knows by the witness of the Spirit that the gospel is true. It is the only way he knows. That has always been the case. It always will be the case. That is the sum and substance of the whole missionary process. “The things of God are understood by the Spirit of God.” June, 1973

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sergi gets baptized

This baptism was amazing. The spirit of the meeting once again reconfirmed to all attending that our Heavenly Father is interested in our progress and happiness.

and then Bishop  Burton takes the Elders out for weekend waffles!

Zone meeting

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stake Conference

Last week we had stake conference for the Holiday South Stake. Elder Allen, a visiting authority, presided and involved our young Elders in his presentation about missionary work. As a result of his inspired leadership our Elders now have thirty appointments scheduled over the next two weeks.