Friday, October 20, 2006


Janae has been sending me MormonAds. Not the posters but the cards. Her most recent one was the "Super!" one. It shows a missionary ripping off a Super Man costume and seeing a white shirt, tie and name tag underneath. What made this particularly pertinent to me was the scripture reference on the back. It's in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 71, verses 3-6. It reads:

Verily this is a mission for a season, which I give unto you.
Wherefore, labor ye in my vineyard. Call upon the inhabitants of the earth, and bear record, and prepare the way for the commandments and revelations which are to come.
Now, behold this is wisdom; whoso readeth, let him understand and receive also;
For unto him that receiveth it shall be given more abundantly, even power.

I know this applied to the early missionaries out preaching the gospel but it applies equally to us as well. We are here for a "season." We are laboring in the Lord's "vineyard." While we are not "calling" upon the "inhabitants" of Afghanistan like a traditional missionary would, we are "bear[ing] record [] and prepar[ing] the way for the commandments and reveleations which are to come." We do that every day through our example to the men we work with. Several of us have had our counterparts comment on how they feel when they are around us. They notice a difference.

I'm continually amazed how again and again I am reminded that we are here for a purpose. Last week in Priesthood Aaron taught about how the scriptures are a treasure and how as we search through them, we can find hidden treasures. With my lovely wife sending me this MormonAd with these scriptures on the back, she sent me one of those hidden treasures that I may not have found on my own. As I read the words of the Lord, I felt his confirming Spirit that our mission has just begun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just want to say thank you for the testimonies and strength I feel from you and your friends' posts. You have answered a prayer for me. Stay strong, and know that you and your family are being prayed for. Your testimony that God is mindful of you has reminded me that God is mindful of me. Thank you.