"Wherefore, I the Lord ask you this question - Unto what were ye ordained? To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth."
-D&C 50:13-14

Friday, August 7, 2015

23 April 2012

Dear Sisters and Elders,

After a week of interviews, I feel so renewed and energized in my love and gratitude for you.  We have begun our mission Book of Mormon read with the goal of reading it in the time period that it took Joseph Smith to translate those amazing plates. We are searching for our missionary purpose as we peruse those pages. The Book of Mormon testifies: “….turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and …serve Him with all diligence of mind…”. 

President Monson gave this prophetic  promise  in the April 2010 General Conference: “Brethren, fill yourminds with good thoughts and your actions will be proper.”  I testify that there is no better way to fill your minds with good thoughts than daily feasting on The Book of Mormon. I repeat: there is no better way to fill your minds with good thoughts than daily feasting on The Book of Mormon.  Please lay claim to the promise that “your actions will be proper” by daily feasting on The Book of Mormon.  Years ago, I heard President Marion G. Romney give these prophetic words, “The great overall struggle in the world today is, as it has always been, for the souls of men.  Every soul is personally engaged in that struggle, and he makes his fight with what is in his mind. In the final analysis the battleground is, for each individual, within himself.  Inevitably he gravitates toward the subjects of his thoughts.  Ages ago…this truth was taught, :As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”…. If we would escape the lusts of the flesh and build for ourselves and our children great and noble characters, we must keep in our minds and their minds true and righteous principles for our thoughts and their thoughts to dwell upon…If we would avoid adopting the evils of the world, we must pursue a course which will daily feed our minds with and call them back to the things of the Spirit.  I know of no better way to do this than by daily reading The Book of Mormon.” I know there is a power that comes into our day each and every morning that we feast upon The Book of Mormon.  This power allows us this very day to do good, to be good, to love and lift others, to resist temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary, and stay on the straight and narrow path. This power insures that today’s actions will be proper.  And if your actions will be proper this day because of your feast in The Book of Mormon, then why not make every day’s actions proper by a similar daily feast.  I plead with you to partake this day and every day of your lives from the power of the Spirit through a feast in The Book of Mormon.
Everyone needs this power of the Spirit. “People need a reason to change their thoughts and actions. Promised blessings often provide powerful motivation to obey God.” PMG 197.  I plead with you to teach, testify, invite and promise these blessings to all you teach. Invite your investigators to make a commitment to read and pray about the Book of Mormon.”  Remember This “ help everyone you teach make commitments that will bring about repentance and strengthen their faith in the Savior.” The Book of Mormon is a blessing for the world.

I love you and I believe in you.

President Summerhays

This week we should be on page 110 by Tuesday and 155 by May 1st  PS  The word of the day is Peruse J

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