The work is going forward. Here is a story from my niece who is on a mission in California, and her story of the conversion of a man she was teaching (she is a new missionary).
In her words; "We also
have another baptism coming up this weekend. He's an older gentleman and
met the missionaries at the Oakland temple visitors center..., and
then started learning everything down here. The other sisters had only
taught a lesson or two, but he was very hesitant to be baptized. I think
it was my third lesson with him that we finally committed him. Okay
fine, I did it. First baptismal commitment of the mish. It was actually
one of the most powereful ones I've felt since being out here.
We were in the middle of a lesson when my scriptures blew open to a
passage about baptism I had marked. I felt impressed to have him read
it, so I did. Sis Poz had no idea what I was doing, here is this little
greenie ruining a perfectly good lesson, but afterwards I was able to
promise him specific things that I never could have thought of on my
own. My words were not my own. They were the Lord's words, the Lord's
power and the Lord's promises. It was so neat. Everyone was tearing up.
And he said he'd be baptized! So yeah." -Sister Katie Monson
How great will be your joy if you bring just one soul to the Father.
As the prophet Joseph said “The Standard of Truth has been erected; no
unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may
rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the
truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has
penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country,
and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be
accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done” (History
of the Church, 4:540).
May we all be ready to be an example
and to share the gospel with others. How great will be your joy. You
will never regret having said something and providing that opportunity
to hear more. You are doing the work of the Lord.
It is never
just one that comes to the gospel. When one is converted to the gospel,
it also brings thousands of their posterity to the gospel, and makes it
possible for temple work to be done for generations of their ancestors
as they do their work for them.
Find out more about Christ.
Along with the Bible, his words are in the Book of Mormon. Find out for
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