Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Our mission begins

It has been a beautiful day!  We enjoyed our time this morning with Elder M. Russell Ballard, one of The Lord's Apostles on the Earth today and Elder Donald L. Hallstrom a member of the Presidency of the Seventy. We are now officially missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will spend the next three years solely focused on bringing others unto Christ. What a privilege!  I love the happiness the gospel brings into my life. It is only through my understanding of our Heavenly Fathers Plan and the Atonement of The Lord Jesus Christ that I have made it through the trials and heartaches of life. I love a scripture in The Book of Mormon which states "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it."  Mosiah 2:41

One of the highlights of today was walking through the MTC (missionary training center) and visiting with young missionaries who are preparing to go serve throughout the world. They are happy and their countenances shine. This place is awesome and you feel the spirit of God.

So grateful these three have embraced this new adventure

We had to take the infamous MTC Map photo

I think he's excited to have his name tag!