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Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have occasion to ask, Why is this so hard? Why doesnít it go better? Why canít our success be more rapid? Why arenít there more people joining the Church? It is the truth. We believe in angels. We trust in miracles. Why donít people just flock to the font? Why isnít the only risk in missionary work that of pneumonia from being soaking wet all day and all night in the baptismal font?

You will have occasion to ask those questions. I have thought about this a great deal. I offer this as my personal feeling. I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy. We are The Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and He is our Great Eternal Head. How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him? It seems to me that missionaries and mission leaders have to spend at least a few moments in Gethsemane. Missionaries and mission leaders have to take at least a step or two toward the summit of Calvary.

Now, please donít misunderstand. Iím not talking about anything anywhere near what Christ experienced. That would be presumptuous and sacrilegious. But I believe that missionaries and investigators, to come to the truth, to come to salvation, to know something of this price that has been paid, will have to pay a token of that same price.

For that reason I donít believe missionary work has ever been easy, nor that conversion is, nor that retention is, nor that continued faithfulness is. I believe it is supposed to require some effort, something from the depths of our soul.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: ďMissionary Work and the Atonement,Ē Ensign, Mar 2001, 8. http...Saved by mlsscaress in success soul price conversion effort retention missionarywork continue faithful 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I have learned that prayer provides a firm foundation for personal revelation. But more is required...
Revelation comes on the Lordís timetable, which often means we must move forward in faith, even though we havenít received all the answers we desire. As a General Authority, I was assigned to help reorganize a stake presidency under the direction of Elder Ezra Taft Benson. After praying, interviewing, studying, and praying again, Elder Benson asked if I knew who the new president would be. I said I had not received that inspiration yet. He looked at me for a long time and replied he hadnít either. However, we were inspired to ask three worthy priesthood holders to speak in the Saturday evening session of conference. Moments after the third speaker began, the Spirit prompted me that he should be the new stake president. I looked over at President Benson and saw tears streaming down his face. Revelation had been given to both of usóbut only by continuing to seek our Heavenly Fatherís will as we moved forward in faith.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales , Source: Personal Revelation: The Teachings and Examples of the Prophet...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation faith action time prayer foundation lordstimetable unanswered continue 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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