Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mission work: at home and abroad.

Wow! It has been a while since I have posted anything on here! Maybe I will start doing some more.
Here are a couple of quotes I found today. I have been thinking a lot of mission work lately. Usually, when we think of mission work, we think of foreign countries, huge crowds, etc. Well, those things are a large part of the work we have left to do here on Earth. But, it is not all. We have a huge work to do, right where we are. In our own families, in our Churches, and in our neighborhoods.
"The Lord is calling upon His people to take up different lines of missionary work, to sow beside all waters. We do but a small part of the work that He desires us to do among our neighbors and friends. By kindness to the poor, the sick, or the bereaved we may obtain an influence over them, so that divine truth will find access to their hearts. No such opportunity for service should be allowed to pass unimproved. It is the highest missionary work that we can do. The presentation of the truth in love and sympathy from house to house is in harmony with the instruction of Christ to His disciples when He sent them out on their first missionary tour." MYP 217.1
"Young men and women, God calls upon you to work, work for Him. Make an entire change in your course of action. You can do work that those who minister in word and doctrine cannot do. You can reach a class whom the minister cannot affect." 1T 513.1
"In order that the work may go forward in all its branches, God calls for youthful vigor, zeal, and courage. He has chosen the youth to aid in the advancement of His cause. To plan with clear mind and execute with courageous hand demands fresh, uncrippled energies. Young men and women are invited to give God the strength of their youth, that through the exercise of their powers, through keen thought and vigorous action, they may bring glory to Him and salvation to their fellow men." CT 535.2
I hope these quotes are as much of a blessing to you as they are to me. May we all, especially youth, be willing to serve the Lord in whatever capacity He has for us!
Striving to serve Him,

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