|Napoli Zone - May 2016|
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When President Waddoups was on his first mission to Italy in January of 1968, they didn't have "Our Purpose" to recite every day. Instead they repeated Section 4 in the Doctrine and Covenants.
1 Now behold, a marvelous work is about
to come forth among the children of men.
2 Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God,
see that ye serve him with all your
heart, might, mind and strength,
that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.
3 Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God
ye are called to the work;
4 For behold the field is white already to harvest;
and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might,
the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not,
but bringeth salvation to his soul;
5 And faith, hope, charity and love,
with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work.
6 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge,
temperance, patience, brotherly kindness,
godliness, charity, humility, diligence.
7 Ask, and ye shall receive;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Amen.
Missionaries today recite "Our Purpose".
Our Purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ
by helping them receive the restored gospel
through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement,
repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost,
and enduring to the end.
Nostro Scopo e'
invitare le persone a vinire a Cristo
alutandole ad accettare il vangelo
restaurato mediate lafede in
Gesu' Cristo e la Sua espiazione,
il pentimento, il battesimo,
il conferimento del dono della
Spirito Santo e perseverando
sino alla fine.
At the Worldwide Missionary Fireside held a few months ago, the theme was refined and reduced into just five words. Every time we meet with the missionaries now, we talk about that theme.
Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts
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