Thursday, July 12, 2012

Letter to Missionaries Week of July 8th

Dear dear Elders and Sisters...(and that includes our incredible couples of course)!

What a treat is was to meet you and to see you up close and to feel of your spirits. The past week has been a feast and a joy with all of you as the main dish. Thank you for your welcome.  Thank you for your love.  Thank you for your hard work.  And thank you for your devotion to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as you stand as a witness for Him.  We see that you stand firm and tall.

Now, let us go forward together in this great work.  This is our time and our season.  This is the Lord's time, we have given it to Him already.  Let us be  'Of One Heart'.  There is much we can do in unity.  "Thou hast come into the kingdom for such a time as this".  And what a time it is.

The church is under the focus of the world, and we are at a hinge point. You are all a big part of this.  What part will you play?  It is only up to each one of you. Will you fulfill the promises you made long ago? Will you work until your ears ring?  Will you face disappointment squarely and then go forward with shoulders back and head held high?  Will you preach of Christ, talk of Christ and teach of Christ in all you do?  Will you love as Christ and sacrifice as Christ did for all of us?  Will you give everything you have to give during your time here?  Will you pray each night, "What more can I do Lord...what more can I do?"  and then do it?  Can you imagine the impact this mission will have around the world  with 182 missionaries united, devoted, determined and faithful?  I can.  I can see it now.  It is a beautiful sight to behold.  This is the greatest mission on the earth and we have the greatest missionaries.  The world steps aside for those who know where they are going.  We know where we are going and we wll go together. As 'one'.

We love you all, we really do.  We stand on your strong shoulders, but will reach down to lift you up whenever you need us.

Love Sister Alba

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