Elder and Sister Brent H. Nielson of the Seventy
Tuesday devotional, January 30, 2018
- The Lord loves you individually. Many blessings await you.
- You can and will have unexpected feelings (crying, apprehensiveness, etc.) That makes you 100% normal. Don’t lose sight of the blessings as you struggle. Look up and look out.
- She told about a granddaughter who worked through the challenges of having her life disrupted by the arrival of a new baby brother.
- Blessings of full-time missionary service:
- You will have a companion
- You will BE a companion
- The Holy Spirit will be your CONSTANT companion
- You will help investigators get through their challenges
- My favorite scripture is Doctrine and Covenants 123:17, which tells us to be still and watch the salvation of the Lord.
- Love your missionary experience! I want to give you a “vision” of this great work.
- Where there is no vision, the people perish.
- 50 stakes were created in Africa LAST YEAR!
- How does the church grow? A set of obedient missionaries finds an investigator, introduces them to TRUTH, baptism results, and the cycle repeats itself over and over.
- Finding quality investigators is your prime concern! You now have electronic tools to bless the effort.
- There were 89 million hits on the ‘Light The World’ site at <mormon.org> last month! That resulted in tens of thousands of referrals! They are finding US!
- He told a great story of the Book of Mormon in Australia that resulted in many coming into the church, and it all happened online. A young woman googled “Where can I find peace?” She and many family members are now members of the Church.
- There were 1500 baptisms in the last 90 days of 2017 just from <mormon.org> alone!
- The new ‘Area Book App’ is so great! It will tell you where to find former investigators!
- We want you to become a MASTER of electronics, not a SLAVE to electronics. We want to raise up an “immunized” generation who don’t even think about using electronics for devious or unrighteous purposes.
- President Nelson told the missionaries that he carries his iPad everywhere he goes. Technology is hastening the work.
- Are you sleeping through the Restoration? Wake up. It is ONGOING!
- Shall we not go forward in so great a cause?