23 June 2013

The Work of Salvation

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! Today there was a Worldwide Leadership Broadcast called The Work of Salvation! For those that missed it, here is the video (WARNING the video starts automatically):

If you need another language, click here! There are so many notes from this broadcast that I can't include them all without creating a long post, which I would rather not, so I will keep it short mentioning the highlights and use some of the other notes for other posts! There are two major changes:

1 - Missionaries will now be allowed to use the internet in their efforts! This is huge, but in light of recent conferences, I am not fully surprised! They encouraged the members to friend the local missionaries online, ie Facebook. We've heard a lot recently about using tools like Facebook and twitter as missionary tools for the members of the church, but now to combine those efforts directly with the missionaries will surely be a blessed endeavor!

2 - Meetinghouses will be open to guided tours by the missionaries. It was said that a great many people get up the courage to check out the church only to go to a meetinghouse that is closed and then get discouraged. When I first heard this, it sounded odd, but I can see the reasoning behind it and trust that it will be most helpful in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

One other note, I did notice that in one way or another each of the three fold missions of the church were discussed. Those are Preach the Gospel, Perfect the Saints and Redeem the Dead. Here is the link referenced to during the broadcast in Hastening the Work of Salvation! President Monson assured us that we will be blessed by applying the things we learned from this broadcast. Of this I have no doubt. Did you watch the broadcast? What touched you? There were even things mentioned that will help me in other areas of my life...watsit2u?

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