Orientation of our New Missionaries is always a blessing. We are so excited to add more wonderful Missionaries to the Lord's amazing team.
First day at the Santiago Temple. These Missionaries are ready to go. They can hardly wait to get to work!
Early mornings at the airport saying good bye to Missionaries is always bittersweet. We are so happy to send them on to do wonderful things in their lives. But we are sad to let them go. We love them so much!
Conrado Munoz unexpectedly visited us at the Mission Office one wonderful day. He traveled all the way from Bahia Blanca, Argentina to visit us. He had seen our picture in the "Liahona" (Ensign) and knew that we were serving in Santiago. So he came to surprise us! President Laycock had the privilege of teaching and baptizing him and his entire family 29 years ago when Brother Munoz was just 14 years old. He described himself as a very difficult investigator. He said that President Laycock had to work very diligently to get him baptized. He spoke of the great "ramifications" of Mission Work. He talked about his own mission, the missions being served now by those he baptized, and even the missions being served by his own family members. What a tender mercy. Can you see the tears in all of our eyes? Those are true tears of love and joy.
Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day. Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work. D&C 4:2-3
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5
We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
"For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul." D&C 4:4
To learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints click HERE.
Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It was translated by Joseph Smith Jr. It is "a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the fulness of the everlasting gospel." To read more about the Book of Mormon visit Mormon.org.
Preach My Gospel
Preach My Gospel is a guide to missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a unifying tool for Members of the Church and Missionaries.
To read from or listen to the teachings in Preach My Gospel click HERE.