Do I Serve A Mission?

Do I Serve A Mission?

By Jace/Photo credit: poetsandquants.com Recently, my cousin came home from his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  This has made me think a lot about my mission which is coming really soon.  It has shown me how scared I am about leaving for so long but it has also shown me how to trust in the Lord more.  I used to worry about where I was going to be sent because I wanted to go somewhere exciting. Now I realize that it doesn't matter where I go because that…Read more …
Called to Serve

Called to Serve

By Lincoln Photo Credit: fbclabelle.org Over the past months, I have been preparing to serve a mission for my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This means leaving my family, friends, school, and everything else behind for two years to share with complete strangers what I know to be true about Jesus Christ. When a missionary sends in their application, there are 418 different locations around the world where they can be sent.  They don't know where they are going, and don't really have a say in expressing any preference on…Read more …
Everyone is a Missionary

Everyone is a Missionary

By Kyle In my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, there is a great focus on missionary work. We believe our greatest and most important duty is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Formal missionaries in my faith are people who accept a calling to go to a place other than home to teach the gospel to others for a period of time, accompanied by others doing to same. What most don’t realize is that we are all missionaries. When a person does missionary work all they’re doing, in a…Read more …
Ask the Missionaries!

Ask the Missionaries!

By Lincoln Have you ever taken the opportunity to speak with your local missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? Whether you are a member nor non-member, the missionaries have a lot to offer you -- from service, to friendship, to sharing their knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many members of our church may see missionaries as only those who are interested in teaching and baptizing new members of the church. While that is true, they are also there to assist members of the church in the areas they are…Read more …
Embark in the Service of God

Embark in the Service of God

by Whitney In our Church every year there is a scripture that acts as the theme for the year. The theme this year is Doctrine and Covenants 4:2. This is one of my favorite sections in the scriptures. Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day. —Doctrine and Covenants 4:2  [Tweet "Serve Him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength, that ye may stand blameless before…Read more …
The Peace the Gospel Brings

The Peace the Gospel Brings

by Ryan L. (Guest Blogger) I recently got back from a full time mission in Scotland and Ireland for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. An LDS Missionary’s purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. God words this purpose as ‘his work and his Glory’ and describes it this way, ‘to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of…Read more …
The Purpose of Missionary Work

The Purpose of Missionary Work

by Lincoln All of my life I’ve been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – more widely known as the Mormons. I’ve grown up within a family that goes to church every week, and friends who share the same beliefs I do. In our church, we follow our prophet, who speaks directly with God, and we follow his instructions. One of the Lord’s expectations revealed by the prophet is for all able and worthy young men to serve a mission, as well as any young women with…Read more …
Why Did We Start the “Small and Simple Truths” Blog?

Why Did We Start the “Small and Simple Truths” Blog?

By Whitney A couple of weeks ago I had a friend visit me in Utah from New Jersey. We were driving around town and drove past the temple. She was amazed by the beauty and size of the great building. She asked me what it was. I told her that it was an LDS Temple; she gave me a confused look and asked what LDS was. I told her that I was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sometimes called the LDS Church. She was still a little…Read more …
Why Do I Want to Volunteer as a Missionary?

Why Do I Want to Volunteer as a Missionary?

by Douglas (Guest Blogger) For as long as I can remember I have wanted to volunteer as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The question was never IF I would serve a mission, the question was more where would I be going to serve a mission. I have always known that a mission was the right thing to do and my dad has constantly told me that there are things you will learn on a mission that you will not learn anywhere else. I have a love for…Read more …
What’s So Special About Missionary Work?

What’s So Special About Missionary Work?

by Karli On April 26th 2014, one of my very best friends got baptized. It was such a neat experience for her but it didn’t only affect her, it affected me as well. When she came out of the water she was just glowing and I could tell that she just seemed happier. All of this wouldn’t have happened without missionary work. “We don’t expect [member missionaries] to be perfect, but they need to be anxious, willing and committed to serve.” (The Essential Role of Member Missionary Work by M. Russell Ballard in the…Read more …