Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Conversion Story: "the Lord's words, the Lord's power and the Lord's promises"

How great will be your joy if you bring just one soul to the Father. A conversion story: "the Lord's words, the Lord's power and the Lord's promises"

The work is going forward.  Here is a story from my niece as a missionary, and her story of the conversion of a man she was teaching.  

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

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.  

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