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Missionary Conference — Sunday, March 3, 2019


Mission Conference, Sunday, March 3, 2019

1/  President and Sister Cook of Branch 26

  • Heavenly Father knows you and loves you.
  • Our topic today is ‘Our Missionary Purpose’.
  • In 3 Nephi 27 Jesus tells his disciples to do the things which they saw Him do.
  • His work and His glory is to bring to pass our eternal life.
  • He wants us to become like Him
  • Heavenly Father loves us –> He created Earth for us –> He established a purpose for our lives –> We are to obtain bodies, be tested, and obtain joy –> He placed Adam and Eve on Earth –> Their fall brought about physical and spiritual death –> Christ’s Atonement brings resurrection, forgiveness through repentance –> The Doctrine of Christ is faith, repentance, baptism, Holy Ghost, and endurance –> Attaining eternal life is possible –> dwell again with God
  • The missionary purpose incorporates all of the above.

2/ Sister Rahlf

  • Elder Bednar recently visited the Holy Lands.  He said one does not need to visit those sites to have a firm witness of the divinity of Christ.
  • The Holy Ghost can witness to any earnest seeker in any locale on Earth.
  • How can we ‘remember’ Jesus?  Through proper thoughts.  Keep your thoughts pure (‘clear the weeds’).
  • Satan knows our names, but calls us by our weaknesses; the Lord knows our weaknesses but calls us by our names.

3/ President Rahlf

  • We are to invite others to come unto Christ.  The Book of Mormon is full of ‘invitations’.    We invite – we don’t command or insist or bully.
  • 2 Nephi 31 — both the Father and the Son speak in this chapter.
  • Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.  I am the vine, you are the branches.  Branches cannot receive nourishment with the vine.
  • There is only 1 lifter for every 20 leaners.  Are you a lifter or a leaner?

4/ Sister LeSeuer

  • Repent.  D&C 18:9.  Come unto Jesus – He will safely guide you.
  • God never deserts us, but we can exclude Him by our actions or sins.
  • 2 Nephi 28:32 — The arm of the Lord is always extended or outstretched to us.
  • To obtain joy — repent, help others come unto repentance, save souls

4/ President LeSeuer

  • Years ago I warned a boy about a bull that was charging at him.  He jumped out of the way.  It was Wilford Anderson, and he is now a general authority.
  • Faith – Nephi seeking the brass plates.
  • There is a faith to try and a faith to do.  Faith to try is thrusting in your sickle, faith to do is reaping with your sickle.
  • Faith to reap:
    • Believe in Jesus and His atonement.  Have faith in what Jesus can do through us.
    • Align our wills with God’s will.  Helaman 10:5
    • God can’t guide our footsteps if we don’t move our feet.  Go to work
    • Be consistent in your efforts.
  • Watch the new Safety Zone videos on the portal.

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