Monday, July 14, 2014

Simeon Says ...

Elders Lovell and Torgesen at lunch during a recent District Conference
I honestly must say seeing some being baptized and then receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost is truly amazing.  The sister missionaries in our ward had one of their investigators follow the example of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ being baptized by someone holding the Priesthood Authority of God.  How great was his joy and, more importantly, how great was God's joy.  

My companion and I had an okay week.  We invited about 5 persons to be baptized … all of them said YES! Now we are trying super hard to get them to church and eventually following through on the commitments they have made. It takes me back to when I was baptized and received the wonderful gift of the Holy Ghost.  It was a while ago and looking now at these souls whom the Lord has prepared to bring into his fold gives me great joy. Sadly, we sometimes forget the joy we feel is not being experienced by others, so it is up to us to help them find it.  It is hard to think of what to say or how to go about doing it but you should always remember you are not alone because you are the light placed in the world to help your families, friends and others receive, accept and eventually be brought back to the presence of our Heavenly Father. 

Elder Bertschi from the B7 Ward
Please do not say, “I cannot do it” because YOU CAN!  You are the best missionaries out there, so go and do.

I just found out an uncle of mine has died and another is in the hospital with the same illness.  They are brothers, and they, unlike us, have not yet received the blessings of membership in this wonderful restored gospel.  Please do not wait because, who knows, the moment you open your mouth to speak you could be saving a soul in the process.  I urge and ask you to be missionaries for that is who you are!  Elder Quentin L. Cook said, “we must fear and faith …” so lets exercise our faith and help Heavenly Father bring His children back home to Him.

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