“Let’s get in the boat” I said.
However, it wasn’t quite the trip the Mission Leadership Council (MLC) members were quite expecting!
It reminded me of a talk given by Elder M. Russell Ballard some years ago entitled “Stay in the Boat and Hold On!” I highly recommend it.
In his talk Elder Ballard said, “In searching the scriptures and the words of past and current apostles and prophets, we should focus on studying, living, and loving the doctrine of Christ.”
Staying true to Jesus Christ is like staying safe in a boat.
Yesterday we did embark upon a few adventures of our own and held on!
We welcomed five new members to the MLC.
The mission home was filled to capacity. We loved having everyone here.
In our council session, we spent time understanding the doctrine of Christ, discussed the Lord’s timing and completed a team building activity on balance, to strengthen our collaboration together.
In addition, we also learned about earnest fasting, searching the scriptures, supplication in prayer and looking smart in our missionary endeavours.
Oh, and lunch was delicious too. Echt lekker 😊
Working with the missionaries is not only a spiritually edifying experience, but also a lot of fun too – the pictures below testify of that!
We laughed, we cried, we talked, we listened, we played, we counselled, we prayed, we sang, and we learned lots together.
Our discussions were like the essential supplies, safety guidelines and instructions required to make our way down the river of life to our final destination.
There is nothing quite like these gatherings, frankly, they are an inspiration.
You can depend upon the missionaries.
If any one of you have fallen out of the boat, or want to get into the boat, we will do our best to find you, minister to you, and pull you safely in.
Why not join us and jump on board “Old Ship Zion” – you’ll love the journey!