This week has gone really smoothly. We had zone conference Thursday so I shall send you a tiny bit of my notes. The dotted points are from my notes.
- In order to make a difference, we need to be different. A peculiar people
We are living a consecrated life so that we might be different so that we can help create a difference for the better in another's life. This will happen as we teach repentance and baptize converts.
- The flame of faith gives a missionary humility, prayerful, responsive, dependent, confidence.
- Spiritual independence is how when we focus and work on our spiritually.
We are all each accountable for ourselves. We were created to act not to be acted upon. As we teach, I have seen this a ton of times, the Holy Ghost is really how we teach. The one thing that we need to focus on is obedience. If we are obedient to the mission rules and to God's law then we will be okay and be able to teach with power.
This verse kind of sums it up:
"And it must needs be that the power of God must be with him, even unto his commanding you that ye must obey. But behold, it was not he, but it was the Spirit of the Lord which was in him, which opened his mouth to utterance that he could not shut it." 2 Nephi
Also, Doctrine and Covenants 33:10 also does a good job of explaining how missionary work is done:
"Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand;"
Also, we taught the teachers quorum about the importance of work. We had an hour and a half to prepare it and only twenty minutes to teach. Elder LaBarge really enjoyed it. He was nearly giggling as he did it. I liked it too, but not as much as he did.
Also, to prepare for Christmas, we are to Learn of Christ for 20-30 minutes of our personal study time from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Also, we watched the new Christmas video that the church did. Pretty awesome.
Looks you guys have had an eventful week. Have another! Enjoy thanksgiving!