Monday, June 17, 2013

Missionary Letter from Sister ALba



Dear Elders and Sisters,

As I knelt with all of you across the mission in our hour of mighty prayer, I felt your strong spirits, I felt your strength and I felt our unity of purpose like no other time in the past. Did you feel it also? Our mission is on the rise and it is you who are lifting it up. Hold on tight, because we are ready to take off into heights “never before imagined” in this mission… just as Elder Perry promised us in April.

“I promise you that if you use the training and skills that you have been taught and use the ward and the stake resources that….The windows of heaven will open and you will see blessings that you never before imagined.”

That is the promise given to us… the California Santa Rosa Mission.  We have been praying non-stop since Sept. for the windows of heaven to open for us. Now, we have received a promise from an apostle of the Lord that it will happen.  This is not a coincidence.  It is a direct answer to our prayers.  Please recognize this and be grateful and believe.  Our time is now and our time is short. Every day needs to go from one of common place to one of excited urgency.  Every day we should hit the ground running to keep up.  Every day should be packed from one end to the other with finding, teaching, inviting and helping others come unto Christ.  Every day we should remember our purpose in all we do…for we are truly servants of Jesus Christ and we are helping fulfill God’s purpose, which is … “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”  How grand is that?  What a blessing it is to be here representing the Savior of the world.

We must do our part for the promise to be fulfilled… we must use the new skills and training and we must use the ward resources.  Focus your mission these things and we will… witness blessings never before imagined!

Continue in obedience dear Elders and Sisters.  We are becoming the most obedient mission on the earth today and the blessings cannot be held back.

Have more faith, for faith precedes the miracle.  Believe in the 101.  Believe in the opening of the windows of heaven.  Believe in the promise… and have hope when you have difficult days filled with discouragement.  For hope is the understanding that all of God’s promises will be fulfilled.

As I knelt in prayer and talked to Heavenly Father I was enveloped with peace.  All will be well.  We are ready for this.  We can and we will do it. But it will take every one of us, in unity of focus, prayer, fasting, obedience, diligence and with a sense of urgency to bring it about. Are you on the rocket train?  If not, the time is now.  It is not too late. Don’t be left behind and thereby miss out on the experience of being on board.  Will you someday tell your children about ‘The Hastening’ and that you were a part of it?  Will you one day tell them about the California Santa Rosa Mission rocket train…about the vision of the 101…the miracles… the changes… the windows of heaven opening??  Will you say… I was there… I was a part of that….and it all happened because of faith and obedience?

D&C 34:3-10

“Who so loved the world that he gave his own life, that as many as would believe might become the sons of God.  Wherefore you are my son;

And blessed are you because you have believed;

And more blessed are you because you are called of me to preach my gospel-

To lift up your voice as with the sound of a trump, both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming.

For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, the time is soon at hand that I shall come in a cloud with power and great glory.

And it shall be a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall tremble.

But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and moon be turned unto blood; and the stars shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great destructions await the wicked.

Wherefore, lift up your voice and spare not, for the Lord God hath spoken; therefore prophesy, and it shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.”

The time is now and the time is now short….it is time for URGENCY IN THE WORK OF THE LORD and you are the ones who have been saved to be here now. Fulfill the measure of your creation.

We can do it… together.

With all my love, Sister Alba





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