Dear Sisters and Elders
From the desk of Sister Bunnell, Enjoy!
We had an enjoyable week with the final interviews. It means a lot to us to talk individually with each of you. You each inspire us and we are so proud of you and your willingness to serve our Savior. Missionary work is hard. But you are doing it and you are reaping the rewards of hard work. Thanks for meeting with us and we look forward to the next time.
The World Wide Missionary Broadcast this past Wednesday was very uplifting. Hopefully each of you wrote messages you heard from the Spirit and from what was presented. A few things that we recall that touched us were:
· Testify of the Savior at all times. Keep His name on your lips wherever you are and go.
· Teach Repentance and Baptize converts.
· Kneel in prayer with those you teach.
· You can bring the Spirit to come to the heart of an investigator, but they have to open their heart to receive it.
· They commit, we follow up.
- Learn and study so you will be prepared.
· Always open your mouth with everyone.
· Being a missionary is the most important work you can do.
· Elder Oaks evoked a blessing upon you!
The beginning of a new 6 weeks! Some of you received new responsibilities and some were released from responsibilities. That is the beauty of the Church. Calls and releases are part of our growth and opportunities to support and serve. Leadership positions come and go. We don't plan or expect to have a leadership opportunity. But we stay humble, bloom where we are planted and stay willing to serve in any capacity. This is the Lord's church and He does the calling. He knows our hearts and thus knows who He needs at a given time and position. Enjoy serving and striving to do your best for Him in any capacity that is required.
Please plan and use your time this week carefully, so transfers will not slow down His work. I am proud of you!
Just a note on a wonderful scripture I rediscovered this week. Mark 5: 18 – 20. Jesus was in the country of the Gadarenes. He healed a man with an unclean spirit. Gratefully, the man came to the Savior and desired to have Him stay with him. It appears He could not linger, but sent the man with this charge: “Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee…” The man departed and “began to publish… how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.”
This is a remarkable example of our work. As we recognize the miraculous blessings the Savior provides, we tell our friends, (the good people of these lands), the great things the Lord has done for us. As we share the blessings He has wrought in your own life, people will feel the Spirit witness to them and they, too, will marvel.
May your week be filled with opportunities to share your testimonies and witness the majesty of our message.