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Elder and Sister Joseph W. Sitate of the Seventy

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sister Sitate

  • We were looking for a spiritual foundation for our family, and we met a senior missionary couple, the Howards.  We were reunited with them when Elder Howard was old and in a wheelchair. We owe him so much.
  • Many are looking but don’t know where to find the truth.
  • When we are on the Lord’s errand, He will help us.
  • Pray as if everything depended on the Lord, and then work as if everything depended on you.
  • Be courageous, be brave.

Elder Sitate

  • You are the hope of Israel and the army of Zion, but our war is a holy war for the souls of men.
  • This is a work of love, the Father’s work, He will help you overcome.
    • Strive through personal righteousness
    • Use every opportunity to serve others
  • A pattern of consecrated service –
    • He sent His Son and salvation become possible
    • Apostles and prophets are called to guide us
    • Special commission to all missionaries
  • Called of God
    • Are you serving merely to please others or because you want to please God
    • You have heard the voice of God in your call
    • Don’t second guess your call
  • Develop a Christ-like character
    • You need the Holy Ghost (see Moroni 8:25-26 and 7:48)
  • Your purpose, there are 7 action verbs found in it
    • Invite others
    • Help others
    • Have faith
    • Repent
    • Be baptized
    • Receive the Holy Ghost
    • Endure to the end
  • Personal trial of faith?  Then remember your covenant promises, remember “it is written”, drive out the adversary with scripture, study the words of prophets.
  • The Lord is always with you via the following means:  1) Book of Mormon  2) Preach My Gospel  3) your mission president

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