Sunday, January 11, 2009

Weber Heights Stake General Priesthood Meeting 1-11-09

Carl B. Cook spoke to us.

Experiences were shared about the Auckland, New Zealand mission. Many of the missionaries were from the pacific islands. One of those islands was Vanuatu. I recently watched a season of survivor that was played out on Vanuatu. I had never heard of that island before Survivor. Survivor makes their locations out as if they are deserted other than a few natives, but to think about the Church having a presence there and sending out missionaries was interesting.

“As the Lord’s servant, you are to do His work in His way and by His power. Some
missionaries feel confident that they know how to be successful. Others lack such confidence.
Remember, however, that your confidence and faith should be in Christ, not in yourself.
Rely on the Spirit rather than your own talents and abilities. Trust the Spirit to guide you
in every aspect of your work.” (Preach My Gospel. P97)

Helaman 10:7
  7 Behold, I give unto you apower, that whatsoever ye shall bseal on earth shall be sealed in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven; and thus shall ye have power among this people.

The Preach My Gospel manual states under the topic of Faith in Jesus Christ Preach My Gospel, “Your faith will increase through diligent study, prayer, dedicated service, and obedience
to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and the commandments.” (Preach My Gospel, p116)

John 20:27-31
  27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and athrust it into my side: and be not bfaithless, but cbelieving
  28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 
  29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast aseen me, thou hast believed: bblessed are they that have not seen, and yet have cbelieved
  30 ¶ And many other asigns truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not bwritten in this book: 
  31 But these are awritten, that ye might bbelieve that Jesus is the cChrist, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have dlife through his ename.

When a missionary goes to the MTC it should not be a revelation.  It should be a review.

Alma 7:11
  11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and aafflictions and btemptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will ctake upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

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