Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Napoli Specialized Training

June 10, 2014

Preach My Gospel - Page 10

Your success as a missionary is measured primarily by your commitment to find, teach, baptize, and confirm people and to help them become faithful members of the Church who enjoy the presence of the Holy Ghost. 

Avoid comparing yourself to other missionaries and measuring the outward results of your efforts against theirs.  Remember that people have agency to choose whether to accept your message.  Your responsibility is to teach clearly and powerfully so they can make a correct choice.  Some may not accept your message even when they have received a spiritual witness that it is true.  You will be saddened because you love them and desire their salvation.  You should not, however, become discouraged; discouragement will weaken your faith.  If you lower your expectations, your effectiveness will decrease, your desire will weaken, and you will have greater difficulty following the Spirit.

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1 Nephi 4:6
"And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do."

To be an effective leader, we have to have these traits:

Use time wisely
Bear Testimony
Work hard

D&C 11:21
"Seek not to declare my word, but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall your
 tongue be loosed; then, if ye desire, you shall have my Spirit and my word, yea, 
the power of God unto the convincing of men."

1 comment:

  1. Excellent advice not just for a mission but also for life!