|Palermo Zone - June 2016|
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The Zone Leaders talked about faith.
Something President Waddoups always talks about is FAITH.
FAITH is kindled by hearing the testimonies of those who have faith.
All these miracles occurred because of faith.
Hebrew 11:1-7,17,20-21, 29, 31-34
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,
so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain,
by which he obtained witness that he was righteous,
God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death;
and was not found, because God had translated him:
for before his translation he had this testimony,
that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet,
moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house;
by the which he condemned the world,
and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac:
and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph;
and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land:
which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not,
when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say?
for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson,
and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms,
wrought righteousness, obtained promises,
stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire,
escaped the edge of the sword,
out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight,
turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
By FAITH we can do miracles.
If we have FAITH, we will be obedient.
Always remember who we are serving.
With great power comes great responsibility.
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The Sister Training Leader talked about finding joy in missionary work.
More happiness awaits you for serving a mission.
2 Nephi 5:27
And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.
Obedience is what will help us have a fullness of joy!
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.
Men are that they might have joy.
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