This one will prolly be quick! We actually need to use preparation day to prepare for proselyting! So, this week we had a general authority, Elder Bennett, of the 70 come to our mission for a mission tour. That was a great experience and we had some sweet revelations as a mission!
With getting a new mission president and all, our mission has definitely declined in the strictness of obedience and the defining role as a disciple of Jesus Christ. A lot of things have become comfortable and living pday to pday kind of lives. And there has been a great decrease of baptisms and such... And so, elder Bennett really helped light some fire under us to correct ourselves and go!
We talked a lot about the two thousand stripling warriors and their duty to fight for their freedom, religion, families, and God. Basically we are to be modern day two thousand stripling warriors. We talked about the difference between the righteous nephites fathers/warriors who fought the good fight, but how many of them died and were injured and still greatly depressed, and the two thousand stripling warriors...which the amazing thing is, not one of these men died in the battle. What is the difference? The two thousand stripling warriors obeyed with exactness. And I loved that.
Elder Bennett talked about how we choose. And how important little choices in our missions are. It kind of struck me when he said, "if you're getting out of bed atin the morning you are choosing to start your day in disobedience." Wow. And "if you're getting to bed at you're choosing to end your day in disobedience" it was kind of amazing and crazy how particular these little things are to our days as missionaries and the general authorities concern for being exact to these times. But then I had this realization that hey, at every morning there are 85,000 missionaries on their knees praying. Praying for the other missionaries, praying for their families, praying to be armed with the armor of God, praying for the people in their areas.... And if it's , it's like I'm missing this great spiritual plug in power source. And so I just got like full of excitement to join this amazing army of stripling warriors around the world every morning at . I'm stoked about it actually! And then the same thing right before ! Amazing!
So we are expecting a lot of big changes in the mission and I'm so excited to be the disciples that Christ needs and expects us to be. God needs strong sons and daughters and this is one way to find those who are willing.
now they were determined to conquer in this place or die; therefore you may well suppose that this little force which I brought with me, yea, those sons of mine, gave them great hopes and much joy....thus were we favored of the Lord...thus were we preserved.
In what ways has the Lord asked you to be exactly obedient?
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Here is to much conquering the daily battles and building the lords kingdom!
Alma 56 recap
...two thousand of these young men have taken their weapons of war, and would that I should be their leader; and we have come forth to defend our country....they were about to break the covenant which they had made....I would not suffer them that they should break this covenant which they had made, supposing that God would strengthen us...here is one thing in which we may have great joy....And I did join my two thousand sons, (for they are worthy to be called sons) to the army...in the cause of their country and of their God, yea, and they are happy.............Yea, and they were depressed in body as well as in spirit, for they had fought valiantly by day and toiled by night...now they were determined to conquer in this place or die; therefore you may well suppose that this little force which I brought with me, yea, those sons of mine, gave them great hopes and much joy....thus were we favored of the Lord...thus were we preserved.