Monday, September 26, 2016

Week of September 26, 2016


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Confidence and General Conference

To the Missionaries of the Great Texas Houston Mission,

It was wonderful to see you at the Mission Conferences with Elder and Sister Echo Hawk. They were so impressed with you individually and as a group. They couldn't say enough good things about you. In fact, they sent us a text Saturday morning that read:

"We love your self-assured, confident missionaries. They drew us in immediately!"

Sister Mortensen and I have reflected on the great blessing it is to serve with you which is made more great by someone who doesn't know you at all who can notice the light in your countenances. Our great hope for you for now and throughout your lives is that your "confidence (will always) wax strong in the presence of God" (D&C 121:45) as the prophet Joseph Smith said it would if we will be the kinds of disciples we ought to be.

Part of becoming those disciples is by humbly following the Lord's anointed servants. We have another opportunity to listen to prophets, seers and revelators teach us what the Lord would have us know. We hope you will approach conference with a sincere desire to know what the Lord would have you do to be able to draw nearer to Him. Please be sure to invite as many of your investigators as you can to watch with you and with members where possible.

We are so proud of the work you are doing. We are not done. We must stay focused so we can achieve what the Lord would have us accomplish!


President and Sister Mortensen

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