By the time they fly out of the Texas McAllen International Airport, they understand and appreciate the authority and the spiritual power that they have been blessed with. They recognize the Holy Ghost and his guidance; they express unfeigned love for the Lord, family, other missionaries, and the people they serve; their testimonies of Jesus Christ have grown; they enjoy the gifts of the spirit; they know that obedience leads to freedom; they have a greater understanding of the gospel, and their hearts are pure.
We learn about the power and authority of missionaries from the prophet, Alma. He was reunited with his friends, the sons of Mosiah, after many years of separation:
"...Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord; yea, and they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for they were men of a sound understanding and they had searched the scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God...But this is not all; they had given themselves to much prayer, and fasting; therefore, they had the spirit of prophesy, and the spirit of revelation, and when they taught, they taught with power and authority." (Alma 17:2-3)So with power and authority they arrive... and with experienced POWER and AUTHORITY they return home... may the Lord bless and watch over them all...!
|New missionaries and their trainers|
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OTHER ASSORTED MISSION PICTURES:
|Augsust Zone Leader Council 2011|
|Leadership Training-June 2011|