Weekly Letter - 10 Nov 2014
Sent Date: Monday, November 10, 2014
Author: Andrews, Zachary Jacob
This area is awesome i have heard about this place forever so it is awesome to be here. I am just running around trying to learn the area. It is crazy though because i am in a big old ward. It is weird. I am super excited to be ZL and serve all these wonderful missionaries. This week i have been studying about love and how we can love others better and i like what Jesus says in Matthew 22:39 and i like how there is two parts one love 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. We all look at this and see I need to love my Neighbor I need to love everyone . But it says "as thyself" so we need to love everyone including ourselves. WE need to one realize how awesome we are. We need to have love for ourselves. if you increase your love for others the love you have for yourself will increase!
Purpose Driven Missionaries
Sent Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Author: President Hansen
Dear Sisters and Elders,
As most of you have noticed it was a very busy week for Sister Hansen and me. I was able to read each and every letter, but I didn't respond because there was just not enough time. I am so proud of you though. I am seeing a remarkable level of commitment and desire in the missionaries. We are seeing more lessons taught and way more of the lessons taught are to non-members.
An amazing number of you talked about how much excitement and fulfillment you had through finding. I know that tracting is not the most fun of the things a missionary does but as we learn to find and teach on the doorsteps, it prepares us to know how to convert referrals to progressing investigators. The Lord is blessing our mission because of your work and faith. We are seeing missionaries become way more purpose driven, spending way less time "member chilling" and way more time productively teaching investigators.
We pray that this week we will all continue to grow.
THE VISION OF THE SOUTH
"Make no small plans: This is the vision I have for the South. I believe that one day the South will baptize more people into the church than all other English speaking missions in the world together....We will see the time when we will baptize hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands...In your day you will see a million members of the church in the South. There will be temples plural in the Southern States. What a great call you have to serve with these marvelous people." President Spencer W. Kimball