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STIMULATOR message for the week of March 14, 1972


Message from President Eugene C. Ludwig, dated March 14, 1972

“THE SUCCESSFUL MISSIONARY IS ONE WHO SETS PERSONAL GOALS, IS DETERMINED TO REACH THEM, AND IS NOT AFRAID TO GO THE EXTRA MILE.”

Dear Missionaries,

“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”  — Oliver Wendell Holmes

I hope your personal goals are set and that you are determined to make 1972 the best in the New Zealand South Mission history.  How can you do this?  By keeping in mind:  1) The Lord, through his Prophet, has called you to this great missionary service.  2) He has endowed you with the power and authority of His Priesthood to do His work.  3) Because of this special commission given to you, He expects you to be a faithful and profitable servant.

We are on the threshold of great events if we work as a team, dedicated to bringing souls into the kingdom of God.  A prominent coach at one of our great universities has said: “The best football players I have known are those who throw themselves into the game with no thought of personal glory but with the supreme purpose of helping their team win.”  Another writer said: “There is almost no limit to the good we can do, if we do not care who gets the credit.”

The Savior intimated that this principle would work for each of us, whatever our situation when He said: “Whosoever will save his life shall lose it, but whosesoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” (Luke 9:24)  James M. Barrie, a British playwright and novelist, once said: “The life of every  man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he hoped to make.”

May the Lord bless us so that, as a team, in partnership with Him, this will be a banner year in bringing those people He has prepared for us into the waters of baptism.

Faithfully yours,
President Eugene C. Ludwig

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome!”


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