My Missionary Commission — by Elder Bruce R. McConkie
My Missionary Commission, by Elder Bruce R. McConkie
I am called of God.
My authority is above that of all the kings of the earth.
By revelation, I have been selected as a personal representative of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is my master and He has chosen me to represent Him – to stand in His place, to say and do what He Himself would say and do if He personally were ministering to the very people to whom He has sent me.
My voice is His voice, and my acts are His acts; my doctrine is His doctrine.
My Commission is to do what He wants done; to say what He wants said; to be a living modern witness, in word and in deed, of the divinity of His great and marvelous latter-day work.
How great is my calling!
(Elder McConkie’s stirring words are reminiscent of Mormon’s great declaration found in 3 Nephi 5:13 — “Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.”)