Our entire family was asked to give the talks in sacrament meeting yesterday.
The kids did a wonderful job. You couldn't even tell that they were nervous. I am so proud, and humbled that I get to be their mom!
For the most part, the kids came up with their own talks. I helped them a bit with organizing their thoughts and some of the wording, but they did the rest.
Today I am Going to talk about how reading the scriptures is helping to prepare me to be a good missionary. One story in the scriptures that has helped me, is found in First Nephi. In the story, lehi asks his sons to go to jeruselem to get the brass plates from the wicked king laban. Laman and lemuel were afraid to go But Nephi said,
I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the things which he commandeth them.
Before I read that scripture I didn't want to go out of the country on a mission because I was afraid that I couldn't learn a different language.
But now I know that if the Lord sends me somewhere where I have to learn a new language the Lord will Prepare a way for me to learn a new language if I need to.
Another Story from the scriptures that will help me be a better missionary is the story of Ammon. Ammon was a Nephite who went to teach the lamanites about Jesus Christ. When he was brought before the lamanite king , he told the king he wanted to be his servant. The king told Ammon to go watch his sheep then some robbers came and tried to steal the kings sheep. With the strength of the Lord Ammon was able to protect the kings sheep. The king was so Impressed with Ammon's sevice that he wanted to learn more about what Ammon believed.
This story taught me that the best way to share the gospel is thru our actions and not just our words. Ammon gained the kings trust because he served him first, then shared his testimony with him.
I want share my Testimony that I know That missionary work is important and as I continue to study the scriptures I will be a good missionary. I know this Church is true and if we choose the right we can live with Heavenly Father again.
I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
Today I will talk about how I am preparing to be a full time misionary and how I can be a missionary now.
To prepare for a mission I am saving some of my money and putting it my bank account.
I am also saying my prayers everyday. I know that praying every day helps me to not follow satan.
In Matthew Chapter 26 verse 41 it says:
Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The Spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak.
I read the scriptures with my family every night and I go to primary and learn more about Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.
Doing these things are also what can help me to be a missionary now.
Praying, reading my scriptures and going to primary remind me to try to be like Jesus. When I try to be like Jesus I am kinder to others and more helpfull to those in need.
I hope that when others see me being like Jesus they will want to learn more about Him and what I believe.
I want to share my Testimony that I know preparing for a mission brings me closer to My Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know this Gospel is true and that it's Important to share it so that others can draw closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus too.
I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
My Talk today is on the importance of helping and loving others.
We have a favorite song in our family. My dad just likes it because it's super short, but I like the words. It says:
Jesus Said love everyone, treat them kindly too. When you're heart is filled with love others will love you.
I know a girl at school who is a little different because her brain doesn't work the same way that most of ours do. Some kids are mean to her but when I am with her I remember the words to the primary song called I'll walk with you.
If you don't walk like most people do some people walk away from you, but I won't, I wont! If you don't talk like most people do some people talk and laugh at you, But I won't I wont! Jesus Walked away from none. He gave his love to every one! So I will, I Will. I'll walk with you, I'll talk with you that's how I'll show my love for you!!
That song reminds me to always be nice to her. I know that Jesus loves her very much and I can help her feel his love by being kind and loving to her. Maybe when others see me being nice to her, they will want to be nice to her too.
It's especially important to be kind and loving to our own family members. A couple of weeks ago I spent almost a whole week with my cousin who lives far away. I had fun with her, but I missed my own family and realised just how much I loved my own brother and sister. I know I need to be kind and loving to them because they are my best friends.
I want to share my testimony that I know that being kind and loving to others is important. When I go on a mission I will meet lot's of different kinds of people. I know I need to love them just like Jesus does. I have Two aunts that are on missions right now and I want to help bring others to the gospel like they do.
I say these things, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
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