Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Picture in Duluth January 15, 2010
From left to right:
Elder Long, Elder Wiscomb, Elder Simpson, Elder Marshall, Elder Keller, Elder Fonua, Elder Jepsen, Elder Howard
Elder Wardle and Wiscomb gave outstanding talks on diligence! Elder Wardle said we can sit and look at a fireplace and say: "if you give me fire, then I will give you wood!" It doesn't work that way.
Elder Wiscomb quoted PMG on diligence and Moroni 9:6: And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let us labor diligently; for if we should cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God.
DULUTH is doing a marvelous work and wonder! All were edified together at zone conference because of their preparations and their dedication to the Lord's work!
The mission was averaging 9 lessons per companionship weekly in October, that grew to 13 lessons weekly in December to 16.5 lessons a week so far in January --- reflecting the fact that each missionary is growing in their ability to be an instrument in the Lord's hands; they are increasing in strength, knowledge, teaching skills and love of the people and work! How we love the missionaries! They understand D & C 123:12 For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties and denominations who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it . . . Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance to see the salvation of God and for his arm to be revealed . . .
The Lord is revealing his arm through these dearly beloved missionaries in MMM! May you continue to pray for them as they work, pray and love our Heavenly Father's children with all their might!