A few weeks ago, I was called to be the ward mission leader. Since then, I have been pondering on what I need to do to magnify my calling. I have served with a lot of different ward mission leaders both on and off my mission. Some jumped in with the missionaries. Others never learned the missionaries’ names. Some rarely missed an opportunity to attend teaching appointments. Others rarely attended Church itself. Some were overbearing in their calling. Others couldn’t bare to be in their calling. It’s a wide spectrum.
So how does the Lord want me to serve? What should my focus be? How can I put new energy into visiting the “same ten people?” Or do we need a new approach entirely? A lot of weighty questions on my mind. I’ve been trying to discern how Christ wants me to serve in this capacity.Read More
Ministering is learning of and attending to others’ needs. It is doing the Lord’s work. It is...Read More
Missionaries from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of the Texas Houston South mission sing the United States national anthem at a Houston Astros game of the MLB. ⚾
Missionaries from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of the Texas Houston South mission sing the United States national anthem at a Houston Astros game of the MLB. ⚾Read More
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently partnered with Oakland, California, government officials and two local organizations to help alleviate the city’s homelessness crisis. Recent data shows a significant increase in the homeless population in the past two years.Read More
I loved the second area of my mission. The Bishop was totally on board with missionary work. The ward mission leader was a rock star. The ward was warm and accepting. And the boundaries were large enough to stave off knocking on someone’s door more than once every 2 months or so (this was back in the day when tracting was almost all missionaries ever did). It was really awesome– definitely one of the highlights of my whole mission.
I was there a long time. I spent 6 months (and 5 companions) in that ward. But no matter how awesome an area is, you can still burn out.Read More
For 30 days, Muslims around the world do not eat from dawn to dusk, pray intensely, donate to charities and service to their community and gather for nightly feasts to break the fast.Read More
Have you ever felt the burden of grief or shame? Or the feelings of despair and hopelessness that come from making poor choices? Don’t despair.Read More
Michael Mclean had a faith crisis?
I grew up on his songs, and the composer and author of the songs that helped shape my teenage faith had questions?
Watch these videos. They will show you that the Lord loves each of us–individually and personally. And EACH of us must face a similar crucible of doubt to really break through and become who we should be.Read More
The purpose of A Little Book of Ministering is to help us become more comfortable with the idea of ministering to, rather than just serving or helping, our neighbor.Read More
Launching Leaders, a new book by Steven A. Hitz, gives Millennials the guidance they need to live a balanced life. It provides practical tools coupled with principles that are faith-based, which will help guide people to become the people they want to become.Read More
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