Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Golden Envelopes

April 27, 2016

One of the highlights of the mission is watching the new missionaries open their "golden envelopes".  It was exciting when they opened their mission call, but most of them agree this is even more exciting.

(We have wonderful senior missionaries serving in the office who are so willing to help and ensure that the new missionaries get off to a good start and then help sustain them on their journey.)

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 Alma 7:14-15

14  Now I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again; 
for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven; 
therefore come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye may be washed from your sins, 
that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, 
who is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness.

15  Yea, I say unto you come and fear not, and lay aside every sin, 
which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to destruction, 
yea, come and go forth, and show unto your God that ye are willing 
to repent of your sins and enter into a covenant with him to keep his commandments, 
and witness it unto him this day by going into the waters of baptism. 
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  1. Dear President and Sister Waddoups, Thank you, thank you for posting such fabulous pictures of your beloved missionaries! It has been so exciting to be a part of what is going on. Also, thank you for the warm welcome you have obviously bestowed upon my daughter, Sorella Jarnagin. They all look very happy, there in your "home". :)

  2. I love your mission blog - along with all of the wonderful pictures & commentary! It's so terrific to feel a part of the mission experience vicariously through your blog. Thanks for loving the missionaries!