We are so excited about this six month mission at church.
I purchased the Preach my Gospel Missionary Manual for all of my children when it was first published a few years ago, but have never really made a study of the book til now.
This past week Paul and I drove down to the Denver Temple to attend a Session at the temple and we listened to the audio of Preach my Gospel on our Mp3 Player. We had been asked to prepare for todays meeting by studying the first chapter in the manual.
Paul and I plan to use this book for our Family Home Evening lessons with the boys over the next few months. Our oldest son Jeff is preparing to serve a Mission for the church and although he has been studying the book on his own, we thought it would be great to study it together as Paul and I attempt to master the various principles and lessons to teach to those interested in joining the church in our location. We are planning to serve a mission some day as a couple, so this will be great preparation for that time.
When I was blessed last week as the Bishop set me apart for this new calling I felt a sobering reality weigh down on my mind that I need to be a better example of Christ Like Living and behavior, not only for my own family but for those I come in contact with in my day to day life and also on the internet. My new resolution is to stop swearing and trash talking, (even about politicians) and using sarcasm and in your face debate tactics when I am engaging with others on the web. This does not mean that I will stop blogging about politics and fraud, rather I will find that “well modulated tone” that so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ have mastered when interacting with friend and foe alike.
I cannot think of anything I would rather do in the church that serve as a Missionary. If any of you are interested in learning more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, please contact me here: Jenny@NaturalFamilyCo.com to learn more!