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missionjj (Sister Joy Jones ** )

Sister Joy Jones, General Primary President, and her husband, Brother Robert Jones 

Tuesday devotional,  November 8, 2016

Brother Robert Jones

  • As a high school student, he decided to attend a seminary class as a nonmember.  The Seminary teacher said “I served a mission…”. Brother Jones reported that that phrase was like a fire burning into his heart.  This is an example of “…my sheep know My voice!”
  • You will spend about 17,500 hours on your mission. Don’t waste a single hour.
  • He went on a mission without having read the Book of Mormon or without knowing that Joseph had seen the Father and the Son.  He had to use a lot of hours gaining a testimony. Don’t do the same thing.
  • There is no weapon that can be formed against you that will prosper.

Sister Jones

  • Heaven is holding conversations about YOU!  Angels are watching over YOU!
  • This mission will change your world.  Small beginnings can have large effects.
  • Teach and testify – let God’s love shine through you.
  • Do you know you are a child of God and have divine worth?
  • We must know WHOSE we are to know WHO we are!
  • SMILE – we have the greatest message in the universe and we offer it free of charge.
  • Ephesians 3:17-19  breadth, width, height
  • Make exact obedience your quest.  Forced obedience yields no blessings, said Elder Richard G. Scott.  When obedience ceases to be an irritant and is viewed as a blessing, great things happen.  Ezra Taft Benson.
  • Leave your pre-mission life behind you.
  • Naaman was told to dip in the river 7 times, not 2 or 3 or 4, but 7.  He had to be exactly obedient to receive the blessing.
  • Exact obedience mentioned in Book of Mormon in Alma 57:21
  • The Kingdom of God or Nothing!  was John Taylor’s motto.
  • I am so much happier and confident when I am obedient.

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