In our monthly Missionary Leaderhip Council,
President Prince explained Faith as a principle of power.
President Prince invited our leaders to exercise their faith
in bringing about miracles in the lives of their investigators and their zones.
"We understand that when a man works by faith he works by mental exertion instead of physical force. It is by words, instead of exerting his physical powers, with which every being works when he works by faith. God said, Let there be light: and there was light.' Joshua spake and the great lights which God had created stood still. Elijah commanded, and the heavens were stayed for the space of three years and six months, so that it did not rain: he again commanded and the heavens gave forth rain. All this was done by faith. And the Saviour says: .If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, say to this mountain, "Remove." and it will remove; or say to that sycamine tree, "Be ye plucked up, and planted in the midst of the sea" and it shall obey you.' Faith, then, works by words: and with these its mightiest works have been, and will be performed." (Lectures on Faith 7:3.)
They studied how to increase their faith and exercise their faith.
We have the faith that these leaders will make miracles happen in the
Colombia Cali Mission!
I, on the other hand, ALWAYS have faith that these great missionaries
will not go away hungry. (and I am never disappointed!)
Wednesday night, after having baked cookies ALL afternoon,
I tried to turn the oven on to fix dinner and the oven would NOT turn on.
Now the next morning I had plans to bake cinnamon rolls for the council.
I also had to fix lunch for 48.
Quick phone call to church operation and maintenance crew.
Hermano Pelaez, an electrician, arrived about 8pm.
Power source was good...oven seemed to have a short and would not turn on.
Hermano Pelaez explained to me that he arrived with few tools...
He said, "I have these 2 screw drivers, but the most important tool is prayer"
In a few moments my oven was working.
I successfully fed everyone the following day!!
Hermano Pelaez has the faith to perform miracles!
AND GOING BACK FOR SECONDS...
Back: Elders Perrenoud, Rogche, Welling, Eliason, LaBar, Menendez, Edwards, Guerrero, Delgadillo, Zambrano
4th row: Elders Faúndez, Dahlin, Hogan, Montes, Camacho, Aldunate, Valdiviezo, Williams
3rd row: Sisters Sepulveda, Fuentealba, Guzman, Araneda, Princes, Alvarado, Lopez, Rocha, Rojas, Wilcox
In chairs: Elders Hutchison & Cordova Sisters Villacis & Chacón
Seated: Elders Calle, Cha, Quisbert
Front: Elders Amado, Morgan, Avalos, Rivadeneira
Fuentealba, Guzman, Sepulveda, Prince, Araneda, Villacis, Chacón
What a FUN, Faith-filled, day of Feasting!
We love our mission leadership!