Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Preparing for an Apostle's Visit -- Letter from President Mullen

April 13, 2015                               

Good Morning Elders and Sisters –

It’s another great day in the Washington Spokane Mission.  Sister Mullen and I loved being able to interview each of you over the past several weeks.  We really appreciate the great efforts you are making and the changes you are sharing with us.

This week, Elder Nelson will be speaking to us.  It will be remarkable - if we are prepared.  There are things you can each do to be better prepared: 1- Pray for Elder Nelson and Elder Clark. Pray to be personally prepared.  Pray for the Holy Ghost to be the Teacher. 2-Come prepared with personal questions. 3- Do your very best missionary work this week - not just missionary-like activities but missionary work.  4-Focus on what matters most. Be your best missionary self.  The Lord will bless your diligence and consecrated efforts.  Elder Hamula taught us that when Elder Nelson comes, we will get out of his visit what we put into it.  This week, put your very best efforts into being grateful, consecrated, obedient, finding new investigators, teaching, committing investigators to baptism, etc.  Focus on what matters most.

Diligently doing those things that matter most always lead us to the Savior of the world (President Uchtdorf) .  "He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, (Mosiah 16:9). 

The Savior’s gentle invitation “Come follow me” is an invitation to happiness and peace.  No matter how lost we are or how hard the path, by staying focused on Jesus Christ and following Him, we can find our way through life's difficulties and make it safely home.  Jesus Christ is the only way home - there is “no other way” to be saved.  Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah…”  Coming unto Christ and becoming like Him is what matters most.  That is why our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ

Thanks for your diligence and dedication to the Lord.  We look forward to being with you on Saturday.  Much love – President and Sister Mullen


Please be at the Spokane East Stake Center by 9:00 am on Saturday (April 18th).

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