Report From the Chile Santiago East Mission.
On January 10th 2011 we had the privilege of meeting with every missionary in our mission and enjoying a revelatory experience together. (Learning from Elder Bednar in the recent Leadership Training, we now think of all our gatherings as "revelatory experiences" not just meetings.) We discussed the doctrine of the "Law of the Harvest." We read scriptures and talked about what the Law of the Harvest means to each of us personally. Our missionaries are so smart. They know so much. They share their feelings with us when we are with them, and we truly do have "revelatory experiences" together. What a miracle! We love them all so dearly.
The following post is a document that we gave each missionary when we met with them on January 10th. The formatting of this document did not work well on the blog, but it gives you an idea of the Lord's vision for the Chile Santiago Mission during 2011. We will be working very hard to do all that the Lord wants us to do in 2011. The scriptures included in this post are some scriptures having to do with the Law of the Harvest, which is what we are hoping that each missionary in our mission will come to more fully understand and appreciate during 2011. "We reap what we sow." What a powerful principle!
2010 was a lesson for all of us in this mission to learn to be prepared both physically and spiritually and to learn how very important it is to live so that we can have the Holy Ghost with us always. Together, we learned powerful lessons through leaders, earthquakes, and love. We can hardly wait to see what the Lord will teach us in 2011.
President Laycock and I feel such urgency to do the Lord's work in the Lord's way. We pray always that we will live so that we will be able to have the accompaniment of the Holy Ghost to reveal to us what we should do (D&C 8:2-3). We also pray to have the strength and courage to immediately DO what the Holy Ghost reveals to us.
We have learned through our mission experience and the Lord's chosen leaders in Chile and throughout the world, that the Holy Ghost is the most precious gift we can have in this life. Eternal life is the greatest gift for the life after this, but the companionship of the Holy Ghost means everything in this life. Our Area Presidency teaches that everything good in this life depends on our getting and keeping the power of the Holy Ghost. We will continue to do our best to be worthy of the Holy Ghost's constant companionship as we serve in this part of the Lord's garden, and we pray for you to do the same.
It is a privilege for us to work with these fine missionaries, and we will be eternally grateful for this opportunity to serve. It has changed us in remarkable ways.
Galatians 6:2, 7-10
2 Cor. 9:6-7