Monday, March 28, 2011

Life of a Missionary

I love Preperation Day. As a missionary, we follow a pretty tight schedule that involves getting up at 6:30am every morning and staying out spreading the gospel and doing service from 10:00am to 9:00pm, but once every week we are allowed time to ready ourselves for the upcoming week. We shop, we email family and write letters home, we hang out, we play basketball or do other athletics, we visit historical sights, we do laundry and wash our car and home, and then once 5:00pm comes around we go right back to work spreading the gospel!

When we work, we spread the message that Jesus Christ himself taught to people and invite other to come unto him by living and experiencing his message firsthand. Often, we try to find service opportunities to better our community and be helpful to our neighbors. As we go about our days we work very hard to keep our minds focused on the work by not watching television or movies, not listening to most kinds of music, and keeping ourselves in the word and spirit of god so as to be better led and guided to those who would recieve Christs message.

We come out for a variety of reasons, but we are all united in our common belief in our Savior, Jesus Christ, and his atonement. We have felt in our lives the influence of the spirit and experienced the blessings of following gods commandments and invite others to do so. We have a firm belief that the message we bring betters the lives of those who take it into their hearts and act upon it, and we know that God continues to show his love to his children today in a variety of ways.

If you are interested in learning more about the message that they share or having the missionaries share that message personally with you, go to and look around and invite the missionaries to visit!

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