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Missionary Work

“And, situations being what they were in our tiny branch, he was baptized in a hot tub.”
Three missionary stories explore the heavenly blessings of taking time to stop and interact with strangers.
“There was something about that first church visit. I left with a giddy-up feeling I hadn’t felt in years.”
“…when we are obedient we can truly see the miracles that happen.” There were so many miracles on my mission!
“The woman then asked me, ‘Do you think cats have souls?’ I pray for missionary opportunities and for the courage to know how to act on them,” he said. “Here was a missionary opportunity delivered right onto my lap.”
Many of the British Columbia host families expressed immediate bonding with their visitors and while they greatly enjoyed the inspirational music, they treasured most the time spent with their new friends. It’s a great trust to send children into the homes of strangers, but with the discretion of Bishops, the Spirit, our shared faith and values, it works out well.
“Everyone wants to be a Mormon—they just don’t know it, yet.”
 “We decided to just serve the people in the community...and miracles began to happen.”
 “My grandfather's journal has been a great strength to many members of my family.”
“…we will not fully enjoy the gospel of Jesus Christ unless we share it.”
As we are spiritually sensitive to find those ready to hear the gospel, we are privileged to share in the Lord’s miracle of conversion.
A First Nations family is converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ
It was exciting to see the Lord hasten His work right before my very eyes
The best part of today was giving away the Book of Mormon
We smiled, amazed at how the gospel was preached just by our being at that place at that time.
Having had the privilege of being part of this family's marvelous conversion, I feel that I was called to the Canada Vancouver Mission for a distinct reason.
It truly was a 'without purse or script' experience.
I had a feeling in my heart that they could help me.
I thought that I should have been happy, but I just wasn't.
At that moment, I felt many things. One was the realization that I had been brought to the home of this lovely family for the exact reason that they were ready for the gospel.
Let us try to create a picture of our life this last week. As always, we rejoice in the beautiful island where we serve
President Monson has been encouraging senior couples to enter the mission field: “We need many, many more senior couples.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths
Facing challenges builds strength of character
“I did not realize the full impact of what we were doing. I just knew it was changing me. It was letting me stand in the shoes of those with a disability.'
In the spring of 1951, missionaries stopped to talk to a man as he worked in his garden on a hilly property in an out-of-the-way place near Timmins, Ontario