Saturday, December 31, 2011

Prospero Año Nuevo...

How do you measure success in the mission field?

Number of baptisms?
Number of obedient missionaries?
Number of lessons taught?
Number of trips and visits made?
Number of days you have survived without a major meltdown?

Numbers are important.  But we are learning that saving souls does not always mean baptisms...often the souls we are saving are the very missionaries sent here to our mission.

Preach my Gospel reads:  "success... is measured primarily by your commitment..."
You know you are a successful missionary (and every member is a missionary) when:
  • You feel the spirit testify to people through you
  • Love people and desire their salvation
  • Obey with exactness
  • Live so that you can receive and know how to follow the Spirit, who will show you where to go, what to do, and what to say
  • Develop Christlike attributes
  • Work effectively every day, do your very best to bring souls to Christ, and seek earnestly to learn and improve
  • Help build up the Church wherever you are assigned to work (whatever calling you have!)
  • Warn people of the consequences of sin.  Invite them to make and keep commitments.  (sounds like the work of every parent!)
  • Teach and serve others
  • Go about doing good and serving people at every opportunity, whether or not they accept your message
May you find success this coming New Year as measured by the Lord.

Happy New Year!

saying: "goodbye"
to those finishing their
year (and a half)...

Hermanas Banzer and Rendón will be missed.  What excellent missionaries!!

saying: "welcome to the office"
to our new assistant
Elder Jamett with our new assistant Elder Belnap

Elders Razuri, Belnap, Ramirez, Alfaro, Vera, and Jamett
"The Office"
Elder Vera is our New Secretary of Materials in training!!

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